November 23, 1989 - Rosemont Horizon, Chicago IL - My favorite Survivor Series event takes place in front of a very amped and off the charts enthusiastic Chicago crowd. This show proves to be the final Survivor Series to be announced by the unforgettable duo of Hall of Famer's Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse "The Body" Ventura. It also is the last in ring match of Arn Anderson as a member of the WWF roster. Arn and his partner in the Brainbusters, Tully Blanchard were prepared to go back to the NWA and Jim Crocket upon the conclusion of the annual Thanksgiving night event. Blanchard however, was removed from the main event match by WWF Officials after it was revealed that he had failed a company issued drug test.
This intro voiced by Vince McMahon may quite possibly be one of my favorite wrestling memories of all time. I wish that Vince had the passion for the product that he used to be full of.
Also on this day in history Bob Backlund defeats Bret Hart to become the WWF Champion for the second time. It marks Backlund's first title win since losing to the Iron Sheik in December 1983.