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Starrcade Returns! Seventeen Years Later

posted Nov 24, 2017, 10:14 AM by Wrestling Scout
Image result for wwe starrcadeIn 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 in recent years and used War Games recently, but no event carries more prestige than Starrcade.  This event, which will be a house show in Greensboro, plays off the success of WrestleCade, which will be held in nearby Winston-Salem and is arguably the premier pro-wrestling convention event of the year and has been occurring since 2012.


1983 - A Flair for the Gold - Harley Race (c) vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

1984 - The Million Dollar Challenge - Ric Flair (c) vs. Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 

1985 - The Gathering - Ric Flair (c) vs. Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight 

1986 - Night of the Skywalkers - Ric Flair (c) vs. Nikita Koloff for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

1987 - Chi-Town Heat - Ron Garvin (c) vs. Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 

1988 - True Gritt - Ric Flair (c) vs. Lex Luger for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

1989 - Future Shock - Ric Flair vs. Sting 

1990 - Collision Course - Sting (c) vs. The Black Scorpion for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 

1991 - Battlebowl/The Lethal Lottery - Sting eliminated Lex Luger

1992 - BattleBowl/The Lethal Lottery II - The Great Muta eliminated Barry Windham

1993 - 10th Anniversary - Vader (c) vs. Ric Flair for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 

1994 - Triple Threat - Hulk Hogan (c) vs. The Butcher for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 

1995 - World Cup of Wrestling - Randy Savage (c) vs. Ric Flair for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship


1997 - Hollywood Hogan (c) vs. Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with Bret Hart as special enforcer 

1998 - Goldberg (c) vs. Kevin Nash in a No Disqualification match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 

1999 - Bret Hart (c) vs. Goldberg in a No Disqualification match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

2000 - Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sid Vicious for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
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