WWE Survivor Series Returning to Boston Next Weekend
Wrestling returns to the TD Garden on Saturday, November 26, when WWE's annual "Survivor Series" premium live event takes place in Boston. It's the first premium live event to be held in the Hub since New Hampshire native Triple H took over the company's creative direction for Vince McMahon this past summer.
Since the transition in leadership, WWE has welcomed back stars such as Braun Strowman, Karrion Kross, and the immensely popular Bray Wyatt.
Survivor Series is notable for a number of memorable moments.
Hall of Famer The Undertaker made his WWE debut in 1990 at another New England venue, the Hartford Civic Center (long before he was a sought-after celebrity fielding questions about his odd phobia of a seemingly harmless vegetable).
1990 was the same year fans in Connecticut saw the bizarre conclusion to one of McMahon's most bizarre storylines.
This will mark the fourth time Boston has hosted Survivor Series, with the most recent shows taking place in 2008 and 2013.
The first time Boston hosted the event was at the old Boston Garden in 1993, featuring the likes of Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Lex Luger, Macho Man Randy Savage, Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, and The Bushwhackers, with McMahon joining Bobby “The Brain” Heenan on commentary.
It has been a busy time for wrestling fans in Boston, as rival promotion AEW held its weekly "Dynamite" show at the Agganis Arena earlier this month.
While Triple H (real name Paul Lavesque) oversees creative, his real-life wife and Boston University alum Stephanie McMahon serves as the company's CEO.