STAMFORD – Looking to commemorate a landmark day in World Wrestling Entertainment history, WWE officials have declared November 9 “Steve Blackman Debut Day”, recognizing his pay-per-debut at the 1997 Survivor Series. Blackman, 52, was unable to attend the festivities and unable to comment on the honor, but a WWE representative spoke on the matter, citing Blackman’s five minutes of involvement in the Team Vader/Team Bulldog elimination bout, before his hasty elimination via countout.
“To debut in a pay-per-view match is truly something special, and it’s undoubtedly all anybody remembers from the evening,” public relations executive George Vancreef tells WrestleCrap. “With every passing year, that Survivor Series in Montreal is brought up by fans and performers of all walks, and given the magnitude of Steve’s involvement, it’s completely understandable. I mean, how many documentaries have been produced on that pay-per-view alone?”