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WWE Survivor Series Moments: The Dead Man is born

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Ahead of this weekend's Survivor Series, we're taking a look at five of the most memorable moments in Survivor Series history.

Moment 1: The Dead Man is Born - 1990 Survivor Series (11/22/90)

Perhaps the moment of all Survivor Series moments involved a legend that made his name at the pay-per-view: The Undertaker. One of the most celebrated athletes in WWE history was relatively unknown before this match that saw him as 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase's mystery partner, alongside The Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine. DiBiase's team would take on Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware and the Hart Foundation.

As the Dead Man slowly approached the ring for the first time, a startled crowd observed, and faces of frightened children were on display. There had never been an image quite as ominous as the Undertaker, and the expressions that filled the crowd were priceless.

The scene was taken to the next level as we witnessed the 6-foot-10 behemoth perform in the ring, moving around as if he were a lightweight. The Undertaker took control of a solidly worked match that saw Koko B. Ware fall victim to the first of many classic tombstones witnessed throughout the years.

It was clear from the start that his combination of athleticism, intensity, size and ability to play the role better than anyone could have imagined would be special. Never before and never again would we see a debut as wonderfully eerie as this one.

On this night, the Undertaker made the Survivor Series his own and furthered that notion at the same event the following year when he defeated the one and only Hulk Hogan to claim his first WWE Championship.

Fast forward 26 years later, and the seven-time WWE World Champion is widely thought to be the conscience of the WWE. As his accolade-filled career winds down, he will undoubtedly be considered one of the best of all-time.

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