Dark Match: Shane Douglas def. Buddy Rose 1. Ultimate Warrior, Texas Tornado, Hawk and Animal def. Mr. Perfect, Ax Smash and Crush Survivor: Ultimate Warrior 2. Ted DiBiase, The Undertaker, Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine def. Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware, Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart Survivor: Ted DiBiase 3. Rick Martel, The Warlord, Hercules and Paul Roma def. Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty Survivors: Rick Martel, The Warlord, Hercules and Paul Roma (clean sweep) 4. Hulk Hogan, Big Boss Man, Jim Duggan and Tugboat def. Earthquake, Haku, Dino Bravo and The Barbarian Survivor: Hulk Hogan 5. Nikolai Volkoff, Tito Santana, Luke and Butch def. Sgt. Slaughter, Boris Zhukov, Sato and Tanaka Survivor: Tito Santana 6. Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and Tito Santana def. Ted DiBiase, Rick Martel, The Warlord, Hercules and Paul Roma Survivors: Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior Rewriting Survivor Series First let me say that I love the format of this Survivor Series where the surviving members of each winning team faced off at the end for the "sole survivors" contest. 1990 was the first and only time they tried this out and I wish that they would bring it back. But first, I would of course settle for them bringing back the traditional elimination matches back (and I mean more than just 1 Raw vs. Smackdown "Bragging Rights" match). I've often said that other than maybe 1 or 2 matches, Survivor Series should live up to its name and be all about surviving a series of elimination matches, which they really got away from starting in 1992. The teams in this one really made sense, but I there's always some minor improvements to make. When you only have 4 big events all year like they did back then, I also think it's important that the WWE Championship be defended. So here are the changes I will make with explanations along the way. 1. Ultimate Warrior, Texas Tornado, Hawk and Animal def. Mr. Perfect, Ax, Smash and Crush Survivors: Hawk and Animal In all likelihood, this would have been Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, and 2 members of Demolition on the heel side, but Rude had left WWE just one month prior to Survivor Series. Therefore, I wouldn't change a thing about either of these teams as they are 2 of my favorite in Survivor Series history. But remember, Mr. Perfect is my WWE Champion going into this event after defeating Ultimate Warrior in a steel cage match at SummerSlam. Warrior wants his rematch and Perfect tells him the only way he will put his title on the line is if the Warrior (or anyone else he can find for that matter) can pin him and eliminate him after he forms "The Perfect Team" with all 3 members of Demolition. Well conveniently enough, Mr. Perfect is pinned in the opening contest and we have our championship match later tonight. Warrior is of course eliminated as well, because 3 matches in 1 night would be overkill. The Legion of Doom advance to the sole survivors match. 2. "Macho King" Randy Savage, Sgt. Slaughter, Sata and Tanaka def. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Nikolai Volkoff, Luke and Butch Survivors: Randy Savage and Sgt. Slaughter For reasons I don't understand, Savage sat this one out and only made an appearance to begin challenging the Warrior. Maybe it was because he didn't truly have a feud at the time (things were wrapping up between him and Dusty Rhodes), but it's still ridiculous that they didn't have him captain a team. Savage and Slaughter even things up with the babyface team winning in the opening match. 3. Hulk Hogan, Big Boss Man, Tito Santana and Andre the Giant def. Earthquake, Typhoon, The Warlord and Barbarian Survivor: Hulk Hogan Just when we thought we had seen the last of Andre when he teamed up with Hogan in a winning effort against the Natural Disasters, Hogan convinces him to lace up the boots one more time because they can't do it without him. Andre does next to nothing in the ring and gets himself counted out while brawling with Typhoon on the outside, but it provides a feel-good moment nonetheless. Hogan naturally outlasts everyone and moves on to the soul survivors match, joining the Legion of Doom. 4. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, The Undertaker, Honky Tonky Man and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine def. Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware, Bret "Hitman" Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Survivors: Ted DiBiase and The Undertaker I liked both of these teams and wouldn't change a thing about them. The only thing I would change is allowing DiBiase to survive by himself. The Undertaker was brought in by him, so make it Taker's mission to protect DiBiase at all cost, making sure he is there in the sole survivors match to cover him as well. DiBiase doesn't even have to step into the ring for this one. 5. Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty def. "The Model" Rick Martel, Haku, Hercules and Paul Roma Survivor: Jake "The Snake" Roberts The only change I'd make to these teams is I'd swap Haku in for The Warlord because I never understood breaking up the Powers of Pain. Also, allowing Martel's team to win in a clean sweep seemed very random. I know it was to make it seem as if the odds were stacked against Hogan, Warrior and Santana in a 3-on-5 match, but come on seriously. Also, Jake deserved to be in the marquee match long before Santana did. 6. Sole Survivor Match: "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, The Undertaker, "Macho King" Randy Savage and Sgt. Slaughter def. Hulk Hogan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Hawk and Animal Sole Survivor: "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase I like the way these surviving team members match up with each other at 4-on-4 far better than the way they wrote it up where you could see Hogan and Warrior being the last men standing from a mile away. The Undertaker protects DiBiase again at all cost and none of the opposing team members know what to make of him or how to take him on. Taker eliminates both Hawk and Animal and it's 4-on-2 before you know it. Savage and Hogan find themselves in a double disqualification when they refuse to leave the ring despite not being the legal man and it's 3-on-1. Roberts puts up a great fight, ridding Sgt. Slaughter after a vicious DDT. DiBiase sends The Undertaker back in to finish Roberts off, but after a back body drop sends him to the outside, Taker finds himself being counted out. DiBiase distracts the referee while Virgil hits Roberts with the Million Dollar Championship belt and all Ted has to do is pick the bones. It's decided in the weeks to come that a WWE Championship match is in order for the sole survivor. Just the thing DiBiase needed to jumpstart his career as it had been dwindling in the last year. 7. WWE Championship: Ultimate Warrior def. Mr. Perfect (c) It may be predictable, but the Warrior earns his championship rematch earlier in the evening and goes on to regain his title to cap off Survivor Series. The crowd still goes home happy after being stunned that DiBiase could actually come out victorious over the likes of Hogan and Roberts. Hennig absolutely deserved a title reign at some point, maybe not a very long one, but it was deserved nonetheless. Warrior now goes into the Rumble still wearing the gold just as he did in reality. The question is who will he be facing? Mr. Perfect once again? Savage? DiBiase? We'll find out in the next installment of this series: the 1991 Royal Rumble Rewrite. That does it for 1990. Thanks for reading. Please feel free to comment and/or post your changes to this card.