Last night saw the return of Starrcade inside the legendary Greenboro Coliseum for the first time in 30 years. Incidentally this is also the first time that WWE has used the once iconic WCW pay per view name for one of their events…sadly this was only a house show but none the less there were quite a few high profile appearances and returns from World Championship Wrestling’s historic past, here are the full results from the show:
Bobby Roode b. Dolph Ziggler – Arn Anderson made an impromptu appearance during the match and hit one of his patented Spinebusters on Dolph! Check it out below for the epic WCW nostalgia feels.
Rusev, The Bludgeon Brothers, The Colons, & Mike Kanellis b. Breezango, The Ascension, Tye Dillinger, & Sin Cara
Naomi b. Tamina (w/Lana)
‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes b. Dash Wilder – Dustin made an emotional appearance using his old WCW persona and paid tribute to his father Dusty.
— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) November 26, 2017
Shinsuke Nakamura b. Baron Corbin – Before the bout Shinsuke shared a moment with one of wrestling’s icons Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat.
— Bruce Mitchell (@mitchellpwtorch) November 26, 2017
Charlotte (c) b. Natalya in a cage match for the SmackDown Women’s title – Incredibly this was the first cage match that Natalya has ever been a part of, unfortunately for her it was in a losing effort.
Tonight was my first time fighting in a steel cage. I’m bruised, cut up & really exhausted. Tonight, we also made history. We were the first women to ever have a cage match in North Carolina. With all of that being said, I’ll stop at nothing to get my championship back. ?? pic.twitter.com/fWVKxYPdnW
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) November 26, 2017
The Nature Boy and possibly the most iconic performer in WCW’s illustrious history Ric Flair made an appearance and spoke briefly with WWE.com on his memories of the Coliseum, let’s face it you can’t have Starrcade without some jet flying and limousine riding…
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) November 26, 2017
AJ Styles (c) d. Jinder Mahal (w/ The Singh Brothers) in a steel cage for the WWE Title – A result that will no doubt please a large portion of the WWE fan base, AJ retained the title heading into the Clash of Champions event where he will again defend against Jinder Mahal.
A truly memorable event, the only question that remains is this…why wasn’t this on the WWE Network?