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35th Anniversary of the first Starrcade

posted Nov 23, 2018, 5:42 AM by Wrestling Scout
Starrcade 83 poster.jpgIn 1983, Jim Crockett Promotions' annual Thanksgiving Day show took on a new name - "Starrcade."  This new event succeeded a long-standing tradition of shows in both Greensboro, North Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia. Starrcade maintained its Turkey Day airing for several years before shifting to December.  The event became WCW's big annual event up until 2000 (several months before the WWF purchased them).

The WWF, now WWE, has begun recycling some of the old JCP and WCW concepts.  They have promoted Great American Bash and Clash of Champions events and used War Games, but no event carries more prestige than Starrcade.  Last year, they brought the event back to Greensboro as a house show and 

This event, which will be a house show in Cincinnati, which seems more like a choice based on where the company happens to be then recognizing the Greensboro tradition like they did last year.

  1. The Assassins (#1 & #2) (w/ Paul Jones) vs. Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw 
  2. Kevin Sullivan and Mark Lewin (w/ Gary Hart) vs. Johnny Weaver & Scott McGhee 
  3. Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah the Butcher 
  4. Bob Orton Jr. & Dick Slater vs.  Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood
  5. Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) vs. Great Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart) (NWA TV Title vs. Mask match
  6. Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine (Dog Collar match)
  7. Brisco Brothers (Jack & Jerry) vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood (NWA World Tag Team Championship with Guest Referee Angelo Mosca)
  8. Harley Race vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with Guest Referee Gene Kiniski)