20 years ago, November 15, 1998. WWE presented SurvivorSeries from the Kiel Center in St Louis, Missouri.
Though there were no traditional Survivor Series bouts, this edition put a different spin on the survival aspect: survive and advance, as this show focused on a one-night tournament to crown a new WWF Champion, something that had not been done since Wrestlemania IV.
by "submission" to win the vacated the WWF Championship. The story should have been The Rock becoming the youngest WWF Champion in company history, but it's not. In a direct rehash of the previous year's Montreal Screwjob, McMahon called for the bell as The Rock had Mankind in the Sharpshooter. Initially claiming The Rock had no knowledge of what happened, Vince and Shane McMahon and The Rock hugged it out in the middle of the ring, revealing that it was an elaborate ruse. @Steveaustinbsr
crashed the celebration though.