10 Fascinating WWE Survivor Series 2005 Facts

9. Joey Styles Was On A Week To Week Deal

Kurt Angle John Cena Survivor Series 2005

When Jim Ross took of a leave of absence for medical reasons in the fall of 2005, former voice of ECW Joey Styles was brought in to fill the considerable void left on the Raw brand. In addition to weekly TV, Survivor Series 2005 was the third WWE pay-per-view (after One Night Stand and Taboo Tuesday) with the excitable Styles on the call.

At the time of the pay-per-view, Styles was only working on a week-to-week basis, with no formal contract in place. It wouldn't be until the second week of December that Styles would be signed to a five-year deal as a regular broadcaster.

Initially, the trial basis was supposed to last one year, but Styles performed so well in that first month that WWE was compelled to offer the full-time deal.


Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.