This Survivor Series saw the on-screen WWF debut of The Undertaker, who went on to become the WWF Champion at the next Survivor Series one year later, and the debut of the Gobbledy Gooker. In addition, Sgt. Slaughter — who was then using an Iraqi sympathizer heel gimmick — delivered a promo where he insulted servicemen stationed in Iraq for Thanksgiving during Operation Desert Shield. Randy Savage was interviewed by Gene Okerlund, and issued a challenge to the The Ultimate Warrior for the WWF Championship. Rick Rude was replaced by Haku after being suspended by WWF President Jack Tunney for insulting the mother of the Big Boss Man; in reality, the "suspension" explained Rude's departure from the WWF over a dispute.
- Dark Match: Shane Douglas defeated Buddy Rose
- The Warriors (The Ultimate Warrior, The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal), and The Texas Tornado) defeated The Perfect Team (Mr. Perfect and Demolition (Ax, Smash, and Crush)) (with Bobby Heenan and Mr. Fuji)
- The Million Dollar Team (Ted DiBiase, The Undertaker, and Rhythm and Blues (The Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine)) (with Virgil, Jimmy Hart, and Brother Love) defeated The Dream Team (Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware, and The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart))
- The Visionaries (Rick Martel, The Warlord, and Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma)) (with Slick) defeated The Vipers (Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, and The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty))
- The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Big Boss Man, and Tugboat) defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake, Haku, Dino Bravo, and The Barbarian) (with Jimmy Hart and Bobby Heenan)
- The Alliance (Nikolai Volkoff, Tito Santana, and The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Luke and Bushwhacker Butch) defeated The Mercenaries (Sgt. Slaughter, Boris Zhukov, and The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka) (with Mr. Fuji and General Adnan)
- The Face Team (Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, and Tito Santana) defeated The Heel Team (Ted DiBiase, Rick Martel, The Warlord, and Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma)) (with Virgil and Slick) "Grand Finale Match of Survival": three-on-five Survivor Series elimination match featuring the survivors from the preceding matches Eliminations.