The enduring appeal of Survivor Series, which airs its 28th (!) edition this Sunday on Pay-Per-View and the WWE Network, is no huge mystery. Even though multiparty matches have become de rigueur on weekly Raw and SmackDown broadcasts, there's still something thrilling about watching several grapplers mix it up when the stakes are high.
Over the duration of any "traditional" Survivor Series 10-man elimination tag match, established rivals tussle while emerging adversaries stare down and atypical pairings square off. It's pure chaos, until it isn't and one man (or woman) rises phoenix-like above the ashes of their pinned opponents and peers.
This year, it's Team Cena – featuring John-boy himself, along with Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and, for some reason, Erick Rowan – pitted against Team Authority, i.e. Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Luke Harper and Rusev. The Authority's very omniscience is on the line, leading one to think the odds are in Cena and Co.'s favor, if for no other reason than Triple H and Steph's run as on-screen power brokers seems to have run its course.
Regardless of the outcome, one can't help but conjure memories of Survivor Series past, and in particular, teams from the last three decades whose ranks still inspire awe today. So without delay, and with the benefit of perfect hindsight (i.e. witnessing how Isaac Yankem has evolved into Kane, Hunter Hearst Helmsley into the Game, etc.), here are our picks for the 10 best Survivor Series teams of all time.