STARRCADE

Starrcade 83 - Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - November 24, 1983 (15,447; announced at over 16,000)
Shown on closed circuit - featured Gordon Solie & Bob Caudle on commentary; following the opening bout, Solie noted Ric Flair was a 2-time former world champion; featured Tony Schiavone backstage with Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat, Jay Youngblood, and Charlie Brown, with Schiavone stating he would be conducting backstage interviews throughout the night; included Barbara Clarey conducting an interview with the Estes family from Gaffney, SC who all agreed Flair would win the main event; featured Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with NWA World Champion Harley Race, alongside NWA US Champion Greg Valentine and NWA Tag Team Champion Jerry Brisco, in which Race said he had been informed of where Flair was hurting and he would target those places; included Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with Angelo Mosca - alongside a bloody Scott McGhee - regarding the injury he sustained earlier in the night and whether he would still be able to referee the tag team title match; featured Clarey conducting an interview with Anne and Jean from Raleigh regarding their favorite wrestlers and who they thought would win the main event; included Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with Flair, Steamboat & Youngblood regarding their respective title matches; featured Clarey conducting an interview in the crowd with Dusty Rhodes, during which the audio repeatedly cut in and out, regarding his challenge to the winner of the Flair / Race match; included Caudle & Solie speaking with radio personality Duke Walker of Durham, NC about Flair's quest for the title; featured Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with Race, Bob Orton Jr., and Dick Slater regarding Flair's return from injury; included Clarey conducting a backstage interview with Rhodes in which he again challenged the winner of the Flair / Race match; featured Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with Flair and Wahoo McDaniel regarding the comments from Race, Orton, and Slater; included Clarey conducting an interview in the crowd with Don Kernodle in which he wished the best of luck to both teams in the tag team title match and said he hoped to see Flair take the title; featured Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with Charlie Brown regarding his title win, Piper regarding his win over Valentine, and Steamboat & Youngblood regarding their title win; featured Clarey conducting an interview with Rhodes, alongside several women who all picked Flair to win the main event; included James "Tiny" Weeks performing the National Anthem immediately before the main event; featured Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with a bloody Flair regarding his title win, during which he was congratulated by Steamboat, Youngblood, Charlie Brown, and others and had champagne poured on him; Rhodes then appeared, shook Flair's hand, and said he would soon see Rhodes in the ring; included Clarey conducting a backstage interview with Race regarding his title loss, during which Race said he would hound Flair until he got the belt back; featured Schiavone conducting a backstage interview with Flair, Steamboat & Youngblood regarding their respective title wins:
The Assassins (w/ Paul Jones) defeated Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw at 8:12 when McGraw was pinned with a roll up after fighting off the other Assassin
Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin (w/ Gary Hart) defeated Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver at 6:42 when Lewin pinned Weaver after hitting a kneedrop off the top onto Weaver's arm, as Sullivan held the arm, behind the referee's back; after the contest, McGhee fought off Sullivan & Lewin and dropkicked Hart into the corner; moments later, Hart pulled a foreign object out of his pant leg, with Sullivan & Lewin then assaulting McGhee with the weapon, busting him open; Angelo Mosca attempted to make the save but was beaten down as well; moments later, Mosca cleared the ring and carried McGhee backstage
Abdullah the Butcher pinned Carlos Colon at 4:29 after Hugo Savinovich came out after the referee had been knocked down and hit Colon with a foreign object as Abdullah was caught in a figure-4
Dick Slater & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood at 14:46 when Orton pinned Youngblood with the superplex; prior to the bout, ring announcer Tom Miller introduced Dusty Rhodes who was in attendance; after the bout, McDaniel attempted to clear the ring but Slater & Orton double teamed McDaniel's arm on the ring apron
Charlie Brown pinned Mid-Atlantic TV Champion the Great Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart) in a No DQ, no time limit match to win the title at 10:35 with an elbow drop after the champion missed a charge in the corner; stipulations stated that both Brown's mask and the title were only at stake for the first 15 minutes of the match
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Jack & Jerry Brisco to win the titles at 12:59 when Youngblood pinned Jerry after Steamboat press slammed his partner onto Brisco; Angelo Mosca was the guest referee for the bout; after the bout, the Briscos threw Youngblood to the floor and assaulted Steamboat and Mosca until the new champions eventually cleared the ring (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, The Most Powerful Families of Wrestling, Starrcade: The Essential Collection, Starrcade: The Essential Collection, Ricky Steamboat: The Life of the Dragon)
Roddy Piper defeated NWA US Champion Greg Valentine in a non-title dog collar match at 16:08 by pulling Valentine off the top with the chain, repeatedly punching him, and tying him up to score the win; during the match, Gordon Solie repeatedly said the title was on the line, which was incorrect; after the bout, Valentine attacked Piper and choked him with the chain before leaving the ring (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s, Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story)
Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Harley Race in a steel cage match to win the title at 23:49 with a flying bodypress off the top; Gene Kiniski was the special referee for the match; after the contest, Flair was congratulated in the ring by a number of individuals including Ricky Steamboat, Angelo Mosca, Jay Youngblood, Johnny Weaver, NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Rufus R. Jones, and Flair's wife Beth; moments thereafter, Beth entered the ring to hug Flair before he took a microphone and thanked all on hand for their support (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter) (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)

Starrcade 84 - Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - November 22, 1984 (16,000)
Shown on closed circuit - featured Gordon Solie & Bob Caudle on commentary:
Denny Brown pinned NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Mike Davis to win the title
Brian Adias pinned Mr. Ito
Florida Heavyweight Champion Jesse Barr pinned Mike Graham
The Assassin & Buzz Tyler defeated Muhammad & Akeem in an elimination match
Manny Fernandez defeated Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Champion Black Bart to win the title
Paul Jomes pinned Jimmy Valiant in a loser leaves town tuxedo street fight
Mid-Atlantic Champion Ron Bass defeated Dick Slater via disqualification
Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated Ole Anderson & Keith Larson
NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard pinned Ricky Steamboat at 13:15 after hitting the challenger with a foreign object as Steamboat attempted a sunset flip; each man put up $10,000 for the match, with the winner walking away with $20,000 (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987)
NWA US Champion Wahoo McDaniel pinned Superstar Billy Graham
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes via refereeís decision at 12:09 when guest referee Joe Frazier stopped the bout due to a cut over the challengerís right eye, sustained moments earlier after Rhodes was sent into the post head-first; in the event of a draw, Kyle Petty, Duke Keomuka, and Frazier would have served as judges; after the bout, Rhodes was restrained from getting at Frazier by a number of wrestlers and later had his head bandaged before leaving the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Flair won the $1 million winnerís purse (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s)

Starrcade 85 - November 28, 1985 (sell out)
Greensboro, NC - Coliseum:
NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Denny Brown pinned Rocky King
Don Kernodle defeated Tommy Lane
Atlanta, GA - Omni (14,000; sell out):
Thunderfoot pinned the Italian Stallion
Pez Whatley defeated Mike Graham
Shown on closed circuit - featured Bob Caudle & Tony Schiavone on commentary:
Greensboro: Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals: Krusher Kruschev pinned Sam Houston with the Russian Sickle after Houston thought he had won the match following the bulldog, not realizing Kruschev's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover
Atlanta: Manny Fernandez defeated Abdullah the Butcher (w/ Paul Jones) in a Mexican Death Match after Abdullah missed a charge in the corner and hit his head on the ringpost, allowing Fernandez to climb up the pole and reach the sombraro
Greensboro: Ron Bass pinned Black Bart (w/ JJ Dillon) in a bullrope match after coming off the middle turnbuckle and hitting Bart with the cowbell; stipulations stated Bass would face Dillon for 5 minutes if he won
Greensboro: JJ Dillon pinned Ron Bass in a bullrope match after Black Bart interfered as the referee was knocked down and dropped Bass with a piledriver
Atlanta: Superstar Billy Graham defeated the Barbarian (w/ Paul Jones) in a $10,000 arm wrestling contest
Atlanta: Superstar Billy Graham defeated the Barbarian (w/ Paul Jones) via disqualification when Jones interfered with his cane as the Barbarian was caught in the bearhug; after the bout, Graham cornered Jones but was knocked to the floor by the Barbarian
Greensboro: Buddy Landell (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned National Heavyweight Champion Terry Taylor to win the title when Dillon grabbed Taylor's foot as the champion attempted a superplex, with Landell landing on top for the win; Dillon's head was heavily bandaged following his match earlier in the night
Atlanta: National Tag Team Champions Arn & Ole Anderson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Chief Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes when Arn pinned McDaniel at 8:59 after Ole tripped Wahoo and held the leg down during the cover; only the National titles were on the line (Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s)
Greensboro: Magnum TA defeated NWA US Champion Tully Blanchard (w/ Baby Doll) in an I Quit steel cage match to win the title at around the 15-minute mark when the challenger drove a broken piece of wood into the champion's forehead until Blanchard submitted (Crockett Cup 87, The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches, Starrcade: The Essential Collection, The Top 25 WWE Rivalries)
Atlanta: Jimmy Valiant (w/ Big Mama) & Ron Garvin (as Miss Atlanta Lively) defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey (w/ Jim Cornette) in a streetfight at 6:36 when Garvin pinned Eaton with an uppercut as Eaton attempted the Alabama Jam on Valiant; after the bout, Cornette was stripped down to his boxers (Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and other Out of Control Matches)
Greensboro: Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson (w/ Don Kernodle) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Ivan & Nikita Koloff (w/ NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Krusher Kruschev) in a no time limit, No DQ steel cage match to win the titles at 12:26 when Morton pinned Ivan with a roll up after Gibson made a blind tag; after the bout, the Koloffs and Kruschev attacked Morton, threw him over the top of the cage to the floor, attacked Kernodle, and then hit an elevated double clothesline off the top on Gibson; moments later, Gibson was whipped with a chain until other wrestlers came out to make the save (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)
Atlanta: Dusty Rhodes pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair with an inside cradle to win the title at 22:06, despite outside interference from Arn & Ole Anderson; after the match, Rhodes was congratulated in the ring by a number of wrestlers including Superstar Billy Graham; the title was later returned to Flair due to the controversial finish (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987)

Starrcade 86 - November 27, 1986
Greensboro, NC - Coliseum (16,000; sell out)
Atlanta, GA - Omni (14,000)

Closed-circuit locations included Columbia, SC (which sold out), Charleston, WV, Kansas City, MO, Jacksonville, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Norfolk, VA, Charlotte, NC, and Albany, GA
Shown on closed circuit - featured Bob Caudle & Johnny Weaver on commentary in Greensboro and Tony Schiavone & Rick Stewart on commentary in Atlanta; included a music video tribute to Magnum TA:
Greensboro: Tim Horner & Nelson Royal defeated Don & Rocky Kernolde at 7:30 when Horner pinned Rocky with a rolling reverse cradle
Atlanta: Brad Armstrong fought Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious) to a 15-minute time-limit draw at 15:08; the time limit ended just as Garvin missed a dive off the top; after the match, Armstrong cleared Garvin from the ring, with Precious then confronting Armstrong; Garvin tried to sneak up behind Armstrong but Armstrong again cleared him from the ring
Greensboro: Hector Guerrero & Baron Von Raschke defeated Shaska Whatley & the Barbarian at 7:30 when Von Raschke pinned Whatley with an elbow drop after Whatley missed a charge in the corner; during the bout, Weaver left ringside to go backstage for an interview with NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes; after the bout, the Barbarian kicked Von Raschke in the face and then hit a headbutt off the top as Whatley held Von Raschke down; moments later, Guerrero made the save
Atlanta: NWA US Tag Team Champions Krusher Khruschev & Ivan Koloff defeated Bobby Jaggers & Dutch Mantel in a No DQ match at 7:51 when Koloff pinned Jaggers after Kruschev hit Jaggers in the back with a chain as the challenger ran the ropes
Greensboro: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Rude (w/ Paul Jones) in an Indian strap match at 9:05 after dragging Rude to all four corners; after the match, Jones attacked McDaniel until Hector Guerrero and Baron Von Raschke made the save
Atlanta: Central States Heavyweight Champion Sam Houston defeated Bill Dundee via disqualification at 10:21 when, after referee Scrappy McGowan was knocked down, Dundee hit Houston with his own boot; McGowan came to just after the assault and then helped Houston from the ring
Greensboro: Jimmy Valiant (w/ Big Mama) pinned Paul Jones at 4:00 after hitting him with Jones' own foreign object; stipulations stated Jones would be shaved bald if he lost and Big Mama would be shaved bald if Valiant lost; after the bout, Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez attacked Valiant, eventually dropping him with a double DDT onto a steel chair
Atlanta: Big Bubba (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Ron Garvin in a non-title streetfight at 11:50; after the referee counted both men down for 10, it was ruled that the first man to reach his feet would be the winner; when Garvin got up behind the referee's back, Cornette hit him with his tennis racquet, giving Bubba the win
Greensboro: Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) defeated NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes in a first blood match to win the title at 8:41 after hitting him with a roll of coins; prior to the match, Rhodes busted open Dillon with an elbow to the head; Rhodes made Blanchard bleed first, at the 11-minute mark, but referee Earl Hebner was knocked out, allowing Dillon to wipe away the blood, rub Vasoline on the wound, and hand the challenger the roll of coins; after the bout, Rhodes threw Hebner to the floor (Ric Flair & the 4 Horsemen)
Atlanta: The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey (w/ Jim Cornette & Big Bubba) in a scaffold match at 7:07 after Condrey and Eaton were kicked off the scaffold; after the bout, Ellering chased Cornette up the scaffold, where Cornette eventually fell off and blew out both knees (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, The Life & Death of the Road Warriors, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Greensboro: NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Arn & Ole Anderson in a steel cage match at 19:03 when Gibson dropkicked Morton onto Ole for the pin (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches)
Atlanta: NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff to a double disqualification at 19:12 after the challenger repeatedly shoved referee Tommy Young to the mat as Young tried to get Koloff and Flair out of the corner; earlier in the match, both Young and referee Scrappy McGowan were knocked down; after the bout, Jimmy Garvin, Bill Dundee, and Big Bubba came out and helped Flair gang up on Koloff until Bobby Jaggers, NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Ron Garvin, Dutch Mantel, Sam Houston, and Brad Armstrong made the save; the two men were then held apart

Starrcade 87 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - November 26, 1987 (8,000; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone on commentary; included a backstage segment in which Missy Hyatt welcomed the fans and talked about the upcoming bouts; featured Bob Caudle conducting a backstage interview with Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin, & Precious about their match earlier in the night and the matches later in the show, during which Garvin said he and Hayes were after the NWA Tag Team Titles and he wished good luck to NWA World Champion Ron Garvin in his title defense; moments later, Caudle conducted an interview with UWF Heavyweight Champion Steve Williams about his match earlier in the night against UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham; included a backstage segment with Jack Gregory & Magnum TA in which they discussed the conclusion of the NWA Tag Team Title match and the upcoming singles title matches; featured Caudle conducting a backstage interview with NWA TV Champion & UWF TV Champion Nikita Koloff about his win earlier in the show over Terry Taylor, with Koloff saying his next goal would be to win the NWA World Title; Caudle then spoke with JJ Dillon about NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard keeping the belts against the Road Warriors earlier in the show; included a closing montage of highlights from the show:
Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious), & Sting fought Eddie Gilbert, Rick Steiner, & Larry Zbyszko (w/ Baby Doll) to a 15-minute time-limit draw; the match ended as Hayes had Gilbert covered with a sunset flip; after the match, the crowd chanted "Eddie sucks" at Gilbert
UWF Heavyweight Champion Steve Williams pinned NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham at 6:51 with an Oklahoma side roll as an injured Windham reentered the ring; only Williams' title was at stake; the crowd booed during the match and for the finish
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette & Big Bubba) in a scaffold match at around the 9-minute mark; prior to the bout, Bubba dropped Morton with the sidewalk slam inside the ring; order of elimination: Morton knocked Lane off the scaffold (8-minute mark); Lane appeared to injure his knee in the fall; Eaton by Morton & Gibson after being repeatedly hit with Cornette's tennis racquet; after the match, Bubba climbed the scaffold to face Morton but Morton landed a low blow before climbing back down and putting on Bubba's hat and jacket (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff pinned UWF TV Champion Terry Taylor (w/ Eddie Gilbert) in a unification match with the Russian Sickle at 18:56
NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) defeated the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) via reverse decision; the challengers originally won the match and titles at 13:24 when Road Warrior Animal pinned Anderson following the Doomsday Device but referee Tommy Young overruled Earl Hebnerís decision since he saw Animal throw Anderson over the top moments before the pinfall; after the bout, the Road Warriors left ringside with the title belts as the crowd chanted "Bullshit" (The Life & Death of the Road Warriors, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Dusty Rhodes pinned NWA US Champion Lex Luger (w/ JJ Dillon) in a steel cage match to win the title at 16:24 with a DDT onto a steel chair thrown over the top and into the cage by Dillon; pre-match stipulations stated if Rhodes lost he couldn't wrestle for 90 days; Johnny Weaver was in possession of the cage key until late in the match when he was knocked down by Dillon outside the ring (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987, American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story)
Ric Flair (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned NWA World Champion Ron Garvin to win the title in a steel cage match at 17:38 after catching Garvin running off the ropes and ramming his head into the cage (The Best of Starrcade: 1983-1987)

Starrcade 88 "True Gritt" - Norfolk, VA - Scope - December 26, 1988 (10,000)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Bob Caudle on commentary and Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA serving as hosts; Gary Michael Cappetta served as the ring announcer for the show; included Magnum conducting a backstage interview with NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda as well as the new NWA US Tag Team Champions Kevin Sullivan & Steve Williams regarding the Varsity Club's tag team title win and Rotunda's title defense later in the show; featured Magnum conducting a backstage interview with Rick Steiner regarding his NWA TV Title win, during which the audio briefly went out; included Magnum conducting a backstage interview with NWA World Champion Ric Flair, during which Flair said his match against Lex Luger later in the show would be Luger's last title shot:
Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers at 15:50 when Williams pinned Fulton to win the titles by dropping Fulton throat-first across the top rope as Fulton attempted a Thesz Press; during the bout, Jason Hervey of "The Wonder Years" was shown sitting in the front row
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) at 17:26 when Lane pinned Rose following the double goozle; both teams used the Midnight Express theme song; after the bout, Condrey, Rose, & Dangerously laid out Eaton, Lane, & Cornette with Cornette's tennis racquet and Dangerously's phone until Eaton eventually cleared the ring with the racquet
The Russian Assassins (w/ Paul Jones) defeated Ivan Koloff & the Junkyard Dog at 6:47 when Russian Assassin #1 pinned Koloff after Jones put a foreign object into the Assassin's mask, moments after Koloff hit the Russian Sickle on Russian Assassin #2 and made the cover; pre-match stipulations stated the Assassins would have had to unmask and Jones would have to leave the NWA if Koloff & JYD won
Rick Steiner pinned NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda (w/ NWA US Tag Team Champion Kevin Sullivan) to win the title at 17:59 after Rotunda collided with Sullivan on the apron as Sullivan argued with head referee Tommy Young; Sullivan was placed in a shark cage for the duration of the bout, with the help of Klondike Bill; Sullivan was released late in the contest after NWA US Tag Team Champion Steve Williams appeared ringside and rang the timekeeper's bell, as Steiner had Rotunda covered following the belly to belly suplex, causing referee Teddy Long to believe the time limit had expired; moments later, Young came ringside to investigate who rang the bell
NWA US Champion Barry Windham (w/ JJ Dillon) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) via count-out at 16:17 after Bigelow hit the steel ringpost while both men fought on the floor
Sting & Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) via disqualification at 11:16 when Ellering prevented referee Tommy Young from making the count after Sting hit a crossbody off the top onto Road Warrior Animal; after the bout, Sting & Rhodes cleared the ring of the champions (American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
NWA World Champion Ric Flair (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned Lex Luger at 30:59 with his feet on the ropes for leverage after Luger's knee went out as he attempted the Torture Rack; pre-match stipulations stated Luger would win the title if Flair was disqualified (Starrcade: The Essential Collection, Legends of Wrestling)
Dark match after the pay-per-view: The Junkyard Dog won a $50,000 bunkhouse battle royal; other participants included Abdullah the Butcher, Ray Candy, Eddie Gilbert, Dick Murdoch, Dustin Rhodes, NWA US Tag Team Champion Steve Williams, and others

Starrcade 89 - Atlanta, GA - Omni - December 13, 1989 (6,000)
Pay-per-view bouts - included an opening in-ring segment in which Gary Michael Cappetta introduced the playing of the national anthem; featured Jim Ross & Terry Funk on commentary for the singles bouts and Ross & Jim Cornette on commentary for the tag team matches; before the opening bout, Cappetta introduced all four teams, who stood at the entrance stage; prior to the first singles match, Cappetta introduced all the singles wrestlers, who stood at the entrance stage; several rows close to the ring had many empty seats early in the show as fans showed up late; rules of the round robin tournament: winners via pinfall were awarded 20 points, via count-out 15 points, via disqualification 10 points, and participants of a draw each earned 5 points; the Wild Samoans replaced Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey in the tournament due to an injury to Vicious; included Gordon Solie interviewing the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering on their victory in the tag team tournament, in which Solie incorrectly referred to them as the tag team champions; Solie then attempted to interview Sting and NWA World Champion Ric Flair, with only the audio of the comments airing during the closing credits of the broadcast:
NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom (w/ Woman & Nitron) via count-out in a non-title match at 12:25 when Rick got back in the ring after all four men began brawling at ringside, moments after Rick dropped an interfering Nitron with a Steinerline on the floor; moments prior to the finish, Gary Michael Capetta announced 1 minute remained in the 15-minute time-limit; Steiners - 15 points; Doom - 0 points
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Sting at 11:33 in a non-title match with his foot on his rope and grabbing the rope for leverage after both men tumbled from the apron over the top inside the ring; moments prior to the finish, it was announced there was 30 seconds left in the 15-minute time-limit; Luger - 20 points; Sting - 0 points
The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Doom (w/ Woman & Nitron) at 8:33 when Road Warrior Animal pinned Butch Reed after Road Warrior Hawk hit the clothesline off the top behind the referee's back as Reed attempted to piledrive Animal; Road Warriors - 20 points; Doom - 0 points
NWA World Champion Ric Flair (w/ Ole & Arn Anderson) pinned NWA TV Champion the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart) in a non-title match at 1:55 with an inside cradle after lifting his knees to block the moonsault, moments after the Andersons fought off an interfering Buzz Sawyer & Dragon Master at ringside; prior to the match, Norman was seen at ringside dressed as Santa Claus; Flair - 20 points; Muta - 0 points (Muta's first TV pinfall loss)
NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) in a non-title match at 7:28 when Road Warrior Animal pinned himself when Scott, who sustained Road Warrior Hawk's clothesline off the top and a back suplex into a bridge by Animal, lifted his shoulder at 2; prior to the bout, the four men shook hands; Steiners - 35 points; Road Warriors - 20 points (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Sting pinned NWA TV Champion the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart) in a non-title match at 8:41 with a superplex after crotching Muta on the top rope with a dropkick; Sting - 20 points; Muta - 0 points (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
The Wild Samoans (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated Doom (w/ Woman & Nitron) at 8:22 when Fatu pinned Butch Reed after Humperdink shoved Fatu onto Reed following a head-to-head collision that knocked Reed to the mat and sent Fatu bouncing into the ropes; Samoans - 20 points; Doom - 0 points
NWA US Champion Lex Luger fought NWA World Champion Ric Flair to a 15-minute time-limit draw in a non-title match at 17:15; the match ended as Luger was caught in the figure-4; Luger - 25 points; Flair - 25 points
The Wild Samoans (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:11 when Scott threw the Samoan Savage over the top rope; prior to the bout, Scott carried a young boy from an aisle seat to ringside and handed him the title belts to hold for the duration of the contest; the referee didn't appear to actually see the violation and didn't call for the bell until several moments later; Samoans - 30 points; Steiners - 35 points
NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart) via disqualification in a non-title match at 11:48 when Muta sprayed green mist into Luger's face after Luger failed an attempt at the Torture Rack; moments prior to the match, it was announced there was one minute left in the 15-minute time-limit; Luger - 35 points; Muta - 0 points
The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated the Wild Samoans (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) at 5:48 when Road Warrior Hawk pinned the Samoan Savage with the clothesline off the top; after the bout, NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner came out and congratulated the Road Warriors on their victory in the tag team tournament; Road Warriors - 40 points; Samoans - 30 points
Sting pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair at 14:57 in a non-title match with an inside cradle as Flair attempted the figure-4; after the bout, Flair shook Sting's hand and Arn & Ole Anderson appeared, raised Sting's hand, and showed off the Horsemen hand sign; Sting - 40 points; Flair - 25 points (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)

Starrcade 90 - St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - December 16, 1990 (7,200; 6,357 paid)
Bill Irwin defeated TC Carter
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously on commentary; included an opening segment in which several Marines displayed the flags, prior to which it was announced the show would be taped and broadcast for the US soldiers serving in Operation Desert Shield:
Bobby Eaton pinned Tom Zenk with an inside cradle at 8:46 after avoiding Zenk's missile dropkick; during the match, it was announced Ric Flair withdrew himself from the tag team title match immediately before the show, due to an earlier attack from WCW Tag Team Champions Doom, and would be replaced later in the night by Barry Windham
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner (USA) defeated Col. DeKlerk & Sgt. Krueger (South Africa) when Scott pinned DeKlerk with the Frankensteiner at 2:12
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: Rey Misterio & Konnan (Mexico) defeated Chris Adams & Norman Smiley (UK) at 5:30 when Konnan pinned Smiley with a bridge following a reverse suplex off the top; after the bout, Misterio hit a plancha onto Adams outside the ring, seemingly injuring himself
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: The Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) defeated Rip Morgan & Jack Victory (New Zealand) when Muta pinned Morgan at 5:42 with a German suplex into a bridge after Morgan accidentally clotheslined his partner
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: Victor Zangiev & Salmon Hasimikov (USSR) defeated Danny Johnson & Troy Montour (Canada) at 3:55 when Hasimikov pinned Montour with a belly to belly suplex and cradle; the referee paused before making the final count and calling for the bell
Michael Wallstreet (w/ Alexandra York) pinned Terry Taylor with a hot shot and the Stock Market Crash Samoan Drop at 6:54; ? was the guest referee for the bout; Wallstreet predicted he would win the match within 8:32
Sid Vicious & Danny Spivey defeated the Big Cat & the Motor City Madman (sub. for the Nightstalker) at 1:02 when Vicious pinned the Madman with a spike powerbomb (the reunion of the Skyscrapers after a year apart)
Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich (w/ Robert Gibson) defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (w/ Rocky King) when Morton pinned Garvin with a roll up at 6:14 after Garvin began choking Marley, who moments earlier was knocked off the top into Garvin after he was hit by Gibson weilding a crutch; after the match, Hayes & Garvin hit a double DDT on Marley for costing them the match and then hit a double clothesline on Gibson on the stage after they were scared from the ring by Morton & Rich (King's last appearance)
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner (USA) defeated Rey Misterio & Konnan (Mexico) at 2:54 when Rick pinned Misterio by reversing a hurricanrana into a powerbomb
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: The Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) defeated Victor Zangiev & Salmon Hasimikov (USSR) at 3:09 when Saito pinned Zangiev with a back suplex
Lex Luger defeated NWA US Champion Stan Hansen to win the title in a lariat match at 10:13; Hansen was originally named the victor by replacement referee Nick Patrick but referee Randy Anderson, who was knocked out earlier in the bout, gave the win to Luger since he saw Luger touch the fourth and final corner when Luger was knocked into him; after the bout, Luger cleared Hansen from the ring
NWA Tag Team Champions Doom (w/ Teddy Long) fought Barry Windham (sub. for Ric Flair) & Arn Anderson to a draw in a streetfight at 7:35 after Simmons pinned Anderson with a clothesline as Anderson came off the top at the exact same time Windham pinned Reed with an inside cradle; after the bout, the two teams continued to brawl all the way backstage (Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and other Out of Control Matches)
Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Finals: NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner (USA) defeated the Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) at 10:54 when Rick pinned Saito with a sunset flip off the top; Tiger Hatori was the guest referee for the bout; after the match, Tony Schiavone hosted an awards ceremony at the entrance stage in which Schiavone made mention of O'Connor's family being in attendance; moments later, Jim Herd appeared and congratulated the Steiners on their victory
NWA World Champion Sting pinned the Black Scorpion in a steel cage match at 18:32 with a crossbody off the top; Dick the Bruiser was the guest referee for the match; prior to the bout, four men dressed as the Scorpion came out, with the Scorpion then coming down in what appeared to be a spaceship and saying the other four were simply his messengers; at the 16-minute mark, Sting pulled off the Scorpion's black mask but the challenger had on a white mask underneath; after the contest, as Sting and the Bruiser held off the Scorpions, Arn Anderson and Barry Windham attacked the champion, with Anderson hitting a DDT onto a chair and then helped triple team Sting alongside the challenger; moments later, Terry Taylor, Tom Zenk, and Ricky Morton attempted to scale the locked cage, with the Steiners eventually coming out with bolt cutters and cutting the cage door open; the Scorpion then escaped the cage with Anderson and Windham but not before Sting pulled off his black mask to reveal him as Ric Flair; pre-match stiuplations stated the challenger would be forced to unmask if he didn't win the title

Starrcade 91 - Norfolk, VA - Scope - December 29, 1991 (9,000)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone on commentary; included Eric Bischoff on the interview podium with Missy Hyatt and Battlebowl Commissioner Magnum TA before he introduced the 40 wrestlers in the Lethal Lottery, with all the wrestlers appearing on the stage together; Hyatt and Magnum drew the names for each match with Bischoff announcing the names; featured an ad promoting SuperBrawl II, to be held Feb. 29, 1992:
Lethal Lottery: Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Jim Garvin defeated Michael Hayes & WCW US Tag Team Champion Tracy Smothers at 12:33 when Bagwell pinned Smothers with the fisherman's suplex after lifting his knees to block a splash off the top; late in the bout, Hayes and Garvin argued but made up after the contest
Lethal Lottery: WCW US Champion Rick Rude & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Big Josh & Van Hammer at 12:55 when Rude pinned Hammer with a blow from behind and the Rude Awakening after Austin made the blind tag
Lethal Lottery: Richard Morton & WCW Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Larry Zbyzsko (w/ Madusa) & El Gigante at 5:54 when Rhodes pinned Zbyzsko following a double dropkick after Gigante threw his partner into the ring and into the opposition's move after Zbyzsko slapped Gigante in the face
Lethal Lottery: Bill Kazmaier & WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Graham at 13:09 when Liger pinned Page after Kazmaier gorilla pressed his partner onto Page after Page and Graham collided in the ring and Graham was knocked to the floor
Lethal Lottery: WCW World Champion Lex Luger (w/ Harley Race) & Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk & Terrence Taylor at 10:25 when Luger pinned Taylor with the piledriver after Anderson kneed Taylor from behind as Taylor attempted the Five Arm
Lethal Lottery: WCW Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat & Todd Champion defeated Cactus Jack & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker at 7:51 when Steamboat pinned Parker with the crossbody off the top; immediately following the announcement that Parker would be part of the match, Abdullah the Butcher attacked Parker in the locker room and assaulted him with a broom; moments later, Abdullah came out to the ring, seemingly to be Cactus' partner in Parker's place, but referees sent him backstage; Parker eventually appeared but was assaulted again by Abdullah before Abdullah left ringside; Parker eventually made it in the match during the final moments
Lethal Lottery: Sting & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton at 5:50 when Sting pinned Eaton with a crossbody off the top after Cactus Jack interfered and accidentally hit Abdullah with his own kendo stick; upon Abdullah's entrance, he attacked Sting with his kendo stick until Pillman made the save, with Eaton then appearing and the four men brawling; after the contest, Abdullah began fighting with Cactus because of the miscommunication, with security trying to break the two up as the fight moved near the crowd and then backstage
Lethal Lottery: Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes defeated Rick Steiner & the Nightstalker (sub. for the Diamond Studd) at 5:05 when Vader pinned the Nightstalker with a clothesline and splash, as Steiner - the illegal man - had Hughes covered following the bulldog off the top; prior to the bout, the Diamond Studd, his arm in a sling, escorted the Nightstalker to the ring until he was sent backstage by referee Nick Patrick
Lethal Lottery: Scott Steiner & Firebreaker Chip defeated Johnny B. Badd & Arachnaman at 11:16 when Steiner pinned Arachnaman by catching him coming off the top and hitting a belly to belly suplex
Lethal Lottery: Ron Simmons & Thomas Rich defeated PN News & WCW US Tag Team Champion Steve Armstrong at 8:00 when Simmons pinned Armstrong with a spinebuster (Simmons' return after a 2-month absence)
Sting won a 2-ring 20-man Battlebowl by last eliminating WCW World Champion Lex Luger (w/ Harley Race) at 25:08; stipulations stated all the participants would begin in ring 1, be thrown into ring 2, and then elimination would come when they were thrown over the top to the floor; only one man would remain in ring 1 to face the one man remaining in ring 2; order of elimination: Richard Morton and WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger when a crossbody by Liger sent both men over the top (9:13); Thomas Rich by Marcus Alexander Bagwell (9:44; not shown on camera); Jimmy Garvin by Firebreaker Chip via a backdrop (11:06); Chip was eliminated (12:55); Luger won ring 1 by eliminating Big Van Vader (13:07); Abdullah the Butcher by WCW Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat via a chop as Abdullah was on the apron (13:08); Todd Champion was eliminated (off camera); Bill Kazmaier was eliminated (13:20); Arn Anderson by WCW Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes (14:54); Rhodes by WCW TV Champion Steve Austin via a backdrop (15:04); Mr. Hughes and Ron Simmons eliminated each other (15:07); Bagwell by Austin (15:20); Vader by Sting & WCW Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat via a double clothesline (15:23); Scott Steiner by WCW US Champion Rick Rude (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) (15:25; off camera); Austin by Rude via a clothesline when Steamboat avoided the move (17:12); Rude by Steamboat via a headscissors over the top (17:28); Steamboat by Rude when Rude pulled Steamboat out from the floor (17:32); after Sting won ring 2, Rude slid back in the ring and dropped Sting with the Rude Awakening; Luger by Sting (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)

Starrcade 92 - Atlanta, GA - Omni - December 28, 1992 (8,000; 6,500 paid)
Brad Armstrong pinned Shanghai Pierce at 7:30 with the Russian legsweep
Pay-per-view bouts - included Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura, wearing a Malcolm X hat, on commentary; featured a WCW Magazine segment hosted by Eric Bischoff in which it was announced WCW US Champion Rick Rude was sidelined with a neck injury, could not compete in his scheduled match against WCW World Champion Ron Simmons, and that Steve Williams would face Simmons in Rude's place; included an in-ring segment with Tony Schiavone, Bill Watts, and Hank Aaron in which Watts and Aaron presented Sting with the Battlebowl ring for his 1991 victory, during which Sting said he hoped to add another ring by winning the 1992 event; featured Missy Hyatt & Larry Zbyzsko drawing the names for the Lethal Lottery, during which it was noted 35 men were in the running for Battlebowl; included an ad promoting SuperBrawl III; potential Battlebowl participants shown on camera backstage but not used included Brad Armstrong, Paul Orndorff, Steve Austin, Tex Slazenger & Shangai Pierce, Tom Zenk, Shane Douglas, Johnny Gunn, Scotty Flamingo, Vinnie Vegas, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas, NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono, and Simmons; included the announcement WCW Saturday Night the next week would feature the kick off of an 8-man tournament to determine Rude's top contender, with the winner challenging Rude on Jan. 23; it was also noted Rude would have to forfeit the belt if he wasn't cleared to wrestle by that date; moments later, Rude appeared ringside in street clothes and cut a promo regarding WCW threatening to strip him of the US title and argued that policy wasn't enforced when Sting, then the world champion, was put out of action with broken ribs; featured a pre-taped sit-down interview between Schiavone and NFL Hall of Famer Paul Hornung about the significance of his SuperBowl ring and tying that into the importance of the ring which would be presented to the Battlebowl winner:
Lethal Lottery: Van Hammer & Dan Spivey defeated Cactus Jack & Johnny B. Badd at 6:51 when Hammer pinned Cactus with a roll up after Badd punched his partner when Cactus argued with Badd over accidentally hitting an elbow drop on him
Lethal Lottery: Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) & Dustin Rhodes defeated the Barbarian & Kensuke Sasaki at 6:56 when Rhodes pinned Barbarian with a roll up after Barbarian accidentally hit a clothesline on Sasaki on the apron; after the bout, Vader congratulated Rhodes on the win before dropping him with a clothesline
Lethal Lottery: Barry Windham & IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta defeated Brian Pillman & 2 Cold Scorpio at 6:59 when Muta pinned Scorpio with the moonsault after Windham dropped Scorpio with the DDT
Lethal Lottery: Sting & Steve Williams defeated Erik Watts & Jushin Liger at 9:08 when Williams pinned Watts after dropping him throat-first across the top rope; after the match, Sting and Williams shook hands
NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta via submission with the STF at 14:32 after avoiding a dropkick; only the NWA title was at stake; prior to the match, clips from a recent match between the two in Japan were shown
WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated Steve Williams (sub. for WCW US Champion Rick Rude) via reverse decision at 15:16; the two men originally fought to a double count-out but referee Nick Patrick changed the call when Williams assaulted the champion after the match, drove a knee into his back from the top rope, and had to be pulled off Simmons by referees
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Barry Windham & Brian Pillman at 20:03 when Douglas pinned Pillman with the belly to belly suplex as Steamboat and Windham fought on the ramp; prior to the match, footage was shown of Windham attacking Steamboat & Pillman at the previous month's Clash of the Champions, and of the two teams brawling days earlier on WCW Saturday Night (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
King of Cable Tournament Finals: Sting pinned Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) at 17:39 by catching Vader coming off the top and hitting a powerslam; prior to the contest, footage was shown of a recent altercation between the two; after the bout, Jesse Ventura presented Sting with the King of Cable trophy in the ring, with Sting then cutting a promo on his participation in Battlebowl just minutes away (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta won the 8-man Battlebowl battle royal at 13:55 by last eliminating Barry Windham; order of elimination: Van Hammer by Steve Williams (5:48); Dan Spivey by Sting via a backdrop onto the ramp (6:24); Sting and Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) both were eliminated following a running clothesline by Vader (7:44); Williams & Dustin Rhodes were eliminated as Williams attempted to eliminate Rhodes & Windham (11:14); Windham by Muta via two dropkicks after Windham thought he had won but Muta skinned the cat back inside the ring

Starrcade 93 - Charlotte, NC - Independence Arena - December 27, 1993 (8,000; 7,000 paid; 300 short of a sell out)
Terry Taylor pinned the Equalizer
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included footage of WCW World Champion Vader and Harley Race arriving to the arena earlier in the afternoon and training in the empty arena; featured footage of Gene Okerlund and Ric Flair at Flair's home as he said goodbye to his family, wife Beth and children David, Reid, and Ashley, before leaving for the arena; included Okerlund and Flair speaking in their limo about Flair's main event match as they drove to the arena (the segments were shot several weeks before the event); featured the announcement Terry Taylor defeated the Equalizer in the dark match and Davey Boy Smith would be replaced by the Boss in the WCW International World Title match; included footage of Flair and Okerlund's limo arriving to the arena with a police escort; featured Okerlund interviewing Kyle Petty in the arena about the recent retirement of his father Richard Petty and Flair's main event match:
Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma (w/ the Assassin) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell (w/ Teddy Long) at 11:47 when Orndorff pinned Scorpio after the Assassin landed a loaded headbutt on Scorpio behind the referee's back as Scorpio attempted a headscissors out of the corner; prior to the bout, Gary Juster presented Long with the 1993 WCW Manager of the Year Award
The Shockmaster pinned King Kong at 1:35 with a bodyslam after knocking Awesome Kong down on the apron; Shockmaster's opponent was scheduled as Awesome Kong but the Kongs switched places before the match began
Ricky Steamboat fought WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) to a 15-minute time-limit draw at 13:08; the bell rang as Steamboat had Regal down in a German suplex into a bridge moments after the challenger failed the crossbody off the top
Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce at 7:49 when Cactus pinned Shanghai with the double arm DDT after Shanghai accidentally clotheslined Slazenger to the floor
Steve Austin (w/ Col. Rob Parker) defeated WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0, at 16:16 to win the title; fall #1: Austin won via disqualification at 13:26 when Rhodes threw the challenger into Parker on the apron and Austin fell out over the top; Parker was helped backstage by security after the fall; during the fall, the overhead lights briefly went out forcing spotlights to be used; fall #2: Austin pinned Rhodes with his feet on the ropes for leverage and grabbing the tights after Rhodes punched at him while standing on the turnbuckle (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
WCW International World Champion Rick Rude pinned the Boss (sub. for Davey Boy Smith) at 9:06 with a sunset flip into the ring after the challenger crotched himself on the middle rope
Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeated WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys (w/ Missy Hyatt) via disqualification at 29:08 when Missy jumped on Sting as he had Brian Knobbs covered following the Doomsday Device
Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Vader (w/ Harley Race) to win the title at 21:08 with a clip to the knee and roll up; pre-match stipulations stated if Flair did not win the title he would have to retire; Flair left ringside immediately after the match but returned moments later to acknowledge the crowd; Eric Bischoff attempted to interview Vader and Race backstage after the match, with Vader tearing down the lockers and screaming he wanted more of Flair; moments later, Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Flair and his family - wife Beth, David, Reid, Ashley, and Megan; Sting and Ricky Steamboat later appeared and congratulated Flair on his win (Starrcade: The Essential Collection)

Starrcade 94 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium - December 27, 1994 (8,200; 6,400 paid; sell out)
Arn Anderson & Bunkhouse Buck defeated Brad & Scott Armstrong when Anderson pinned Scott with the DDT
Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening segment with Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Gene Okerlund discussing the show and showing "Santa Claus" (Dave Sullivan) in the crowd; Aaron Tippin sang the national anthem; included footage of Randy Savage making his WCW debut weeks earlier on WCW Saturday Night and saying he was looking for WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and would be at Starrcade; featured footage from the previous day of Bill Apter presenting the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Year-End Awards, with Hogan winning the Wrestler of the Year award; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with the Butcher, Kevin Sullivan, & Avalanche regarding their respective matches later in the night:
Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned WCW US Champion Jim Duggan to win the title with the reverse powerbomb at around the 13-minute mark, after Duggan collided with Race, holding the 2x4, on the ring apron; prior to the bout, the two brawled in the aisle before Duggan got in the ring and threw Race over the top rope to the floor
Alex Wright pinned Jean Paul Levesque; following the ring introductions, Mike Tenay was shown conducting a backstage interview with Sting for the WCW Hotline; during the bout, Aaron Tippin was shown watching in the crowd (Levesque's first TV loss)
WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd pinned Arn Anderson (sub. for the Honkytonk Man)
Mr. T pinned Kevin Sullivan
Sting defeated Avalanche via disqualification
The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) via disqualification
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned the Butcher

Starrcade 95 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium - December 27, 1995 (8,200; 6,018 paid; sell out)
Hulk Hogan merchandise was passed out to fans near ringside
Diamond Dallas Page pinned Dave Sullivan
Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs defeated Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton when Riggs pinned Eaton
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes, & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Eddie Guerrero regarding the outcome of the Chris Benoit vs. Jushin Liger match and Guerrero's upcoming match against Shinjiro Ohtani:
Best of Seven Series: Jushin Liger (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned Chris Benoit at 10:31 with a hurricanrana into a roll up after Benoit became distracted at ringside by Kevin Sullivan & Jimmy Hart, who appeared late in the bout after Benoit hit the diving headbutt; WCW - 0, NJPW - 1
Best of Seven Series: Koji Kanemoto pinned Alex Wright; WCW - 0, NJPW - 2
Best of Seven Series: Lex Luger (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Masahiro Chono via submission with the Torture Rack; WCW - 1, NJPW - 2
Best of Seven Series: WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd (w/ Kimberly) defeated Masa Saito via disqualification when Saito threw Badd over the top; WCW - 2, NJPW - 2
Best of Seven Series: Shinjiro Ohtani (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned Eddie Guerrero at 13:44 after the two traded a series of roll ups; WCW - 2, NJPW - 3 (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Best of Seven Series: WCW World Champion Randy Savage pinned Hiroshi Tenzan with the flying elbowsmash; WCW - 3, NJPW - 3
Best of Seven Series: Sting defeated WCW US Champion Kensuke Sasaki in a non-title match via submission with the Scorpion Deathlock; WCW - 4, NJPW - 3
Ric Flair defeated Sting and Lex Luger; due to pre-match stiupulations, Flair earned an immediate WCW World Title shot
Ric Flair pinned WCW World Champion Randy Savage to win the title
Dark match after the show: The One Man Gang pinned WCW US Champion Kensuke Sasaki to win the title with the splash; footage of OMG's title win aired weeks later; what didn't air was that the match was restarted and Sasuki won

Starrcade 96 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium - December 29, 1996 (9,030)
Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito defeated Jerrito Estrada & Piratita Morgan
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Dusty Rhodes on commentary; included Gene Okerlund interviewing Roddy Piper backstage about his match against Hulk Hogan later in the show, during which Piper showed his hip was fine; featured vignette showing the struggle between WCW and the nWo over Sting; featured a backstage promo by Ted Dibiase & WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan, with Vincent and Elizabeth, regarding Hogan's match with Piper later in the show:
J Crown Champion the Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko to win the title at 18:31 with a reversal into a modified dragon suplex; during the bout, it was announced the Dragon would defend his existing 8 cruiserweight titles Jan. 4 in Tokyo against Jushin Liger; only Malenko's title was at stake in the match; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the contest
WCW Women's Championship Tournament Finals: Akira Hokuto (w/ Sonny Onoo & Kensuki Sasaki) pinned Madusa to win the title at 7:06 with a missile dropkick and brainbuster after Onoo hit Madusa from behind with her own American flagpole; Lee Marshall did guest commentary for the match; after the bout, there apeared to be tension between Sasaki and Onoo
Jushin Liger pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a Liger Bomb at 14:16 after avoiding a hurricanrana off the top and hitting a rolling kick; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the match (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Jeff Jarrett pinned Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) in a No DQ match at 13:48 when Arn Anderson, who came ringside late in the bout seemingly to be in Jarrett's corner, dropped Jarrett with a DDT on the floor and rolled him in the ring - accidentally putting him on top of Benoit moments after Kevin Sullivan interfered and broke a wooden chair over Benoit's head; moments before the finish, Konnan and Hugh Morrus came out and attempted to kidnap Woman but she fought them off; after the bout, all the participants and Anderson walked by Gene Okerlund as he attempted to interview them in the aisle but Steve McMichael & Debra came out, with McMichael saying Woman had made Benoit weak in the knees and Debra insulted both Benoit and Woman
WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated Meng & the Barbarian at 11:54 when Nash pinned the Barbarian with a kick to the midsection and the powerbomb after avoiding a boot to the face; Jimmy Hart was in the challengers' corner and Syxx was in the champions' for much of the bout until Syxx chased Hart backstage with his own megaphone; the challengers played the subtle heels for the bout and the champions played the subtle babyfaces; Nick Patrick was the referee for the match
WCW US Championship Tournament Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned Diamond Dallas Page with the Frog Splash to win the title at 15:21 after Syxx, WCW Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash came out with Hall dropping DDP with the Outsider's Edge as Syxx distracted the referee; after the bout, Guerrero fought off all three members of the nWo before he was eventually triple teamed and had the belt stolen by Syxx
Lex Luger pinned the Giant at 13:23 with a low blow and several blows with a baseball bat left in the ring by Sting moments earlier; late in the bout, Nick Patrick came out to replace injured referee Mark Curtis, with Syxx appearing moments later to prevent Luger from putting the Giant in the Torture Rack; Sting then came through the crowd, shoved Patrick down with his baseball bat, left it in the middle of the ring, and went to both Luger and the Giant and told them something before leaving ringside (the Giant's 2nd pinfall loss)
Roddy Piper defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Ted Dibiase) in a non-title match via submission with the sleeper at 15:27 after avoiding a punch, moments after Piper fought off an interfering Giant; prior to the bout, Hogan was escorted to the ring by Elizabeth and Vincent; after the match, Piper fought off Hall & Nash before leaving ringside and celebrating with his son Colt at the entrance stage; moments later, the Giant and Hogan argued in the aisle with Giant blaming Hogan, Hall, and Nash for not watching his back when he watched theirs and Hogan blamed the Giant for "dropping the ball" (Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)

Starrcade 97 - Washington DC - MCI Center - December 28, 1997 (17,500)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Dusty Rhodes on commentary:
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Dean Malenko at 14:58 following a frog splash onto Malenko's injured knee after hitting a missile dropkick to the knee; prior to the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, Greg Valentine, Barry Darsow, Chris Adams, WCW TV Champion Disco Inferno, and Harlem Heat were shown sitting in the crowd; during the contest, it was announced Malenko's wife gave birth to a girl Christmas night (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Randy Savage (sub. for Konnan, who was in Mexico after his girlfriend gave birth to a stillborn child), Scott Norton, & Vincent defeated Ray Traylor, Rick & Scott Steiner
Bill Goldberg pinned Steve McMichael with the Jackhammer (Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection)
Perry Saturn (sub. for Raven) defeated Chris Benoit in a No DQ match
Buff Bagwell pinned Lex Luger
Diamond Dallas Page pinned WCW US Champion Curt Hennig to win the title with the Diamond Cutter
Sting defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan via submission with the Scorpion Deathlock to win the title at 12:53; Hogan originally won the match at 11:20 when referee Nick Patrick counted Sting down after Hogan hit the legdrop but Bret Hart prevented Patrick from calling for the bell, with Hart then punching Patrick out and taking over the officiating duties; both Scott Norton and Buff Bagwell attempted to interfere late in the bout but were held off by Sting; after the bout, Lex Luger, the Giant, Alex Wright, Mortis, Wrath, Louie Spicolli, Rick & Scott Steiner, Glacier, Rey Mysterio Jr., Public Enemy, the Ultimo Dragon, Greg Valentine, La Parka, WCW US Champion Diamond Dallas Page, Teddy Long, Ernest Miller, and several others filed into the ring to celebrate (WCW Fan Favorites, Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)

Starrcade 98 - Washington DC - MCI Center - December 27, 1998 (16,066)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Mike Tenay on commentary; included an opening announcement by Schiavone that all of the 4 Horsemen were banned from the building per order of Eric Bischoff or Bischoff would not agree to face Ric Flair later in the show as scheduled; featured a commercial for the Dec. 30 QVC special live from Philadelphia, with comments from Bret Hart, Scott Steiner, and Chris Jericho; included a vignette to promote the Kevin Nash / Bill Goldberg main event; featured an in-ring promo by Scott Hall, wearing an Outsiders t-shirt, in which he said 1998 was a bad year for him both in and out of the ring but 1999 would be much better and he would prove his loyalty to Kevin Nash; included Gene Okerlund interviewing Ric Flair in the aisle about his match later in the night against Eric Bischoff, in which he promised Bischoff would bleed, sweat, and pay the price; featured a several-minute long vignette covering Eric Bischoff's career over the past 2 1/2 years - from the invasion of the Outsiders to his recent attack on David Flair; included Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell confronting WCW TV Champion Konnan in his locker room, with Konnan being held back by Lex Luger who neither Steiner nor Bagwell attempted to attack; featured Okerlund speaking with Bischoff in the aisle about his upcoming match with Flair, in which Bischoff made light of Flair's recent "heart attack":
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman defeated Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio Jr. at 14:54 by pinning Guerrera when Mysterio hit a dropkick on Guerrera as he had a sunset flip on Kidman, moments after Eddie Guerrero interfered and put Guerrera on top; after the bout, Guerrero badmouthed both Juventud and Mysterio, said they weren't LWO material, and shoved Juvi to the mat; moments later, Eddie challenged Kidman to a title match - saying he knew he could win the belt - with Kidman coming back out and accepting
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Eddie Guerrero at 10:47 with the Shooting Star Press after interference from both Rey Mysterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera, who were at ringside for the duration of the match; Guerrero wrestled the match in street clothes
Norman Smiley defeated Prince Iaukea via submission with a Crossface Chicken Wing at 11:32
Perry Saturn pinned Ernest Miller (w/ Sonny Onoo) at 7:06 with the Death Valley Driver after Onoo accidentally kicked Miller with Miller then kicking his manager in return
IWGP Champion Scott Norton & Brian Adams (w/ Vincent) defeated Fit Finlay & Jerry Flynn at 8:55 when Norton pinned Flynn with a clothesline and powerbomb; Norton did not come to the ring with the belt but he was referred to as champion by the commentary team; prior to the bout, it was announced a No DQ stipulation had been added to the night's main event
WCW TV Champion Konnan defeated Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) at 7:28 via submission with the Tequilla Sunrise following a facebuster; Jericho came to the ring in possession of the title belt, which he had recently stolen; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo heavily sampling Superstar Billy Graham's rhyming catch phrase; a young Stacy Keibler was shown in the crowd prior to the champion's entrance
Eric Bischoff pinned Ric Flair at 7:08 after Curt Hennig came out and handed Bischoff a foreign object as Bischoff was caught in the figure-4, with Bischoff then hitting Flair with it
Diamond Dallas Page pinned the Giant at 12:45 with a Diamond Cutter off the top as the Giant attempted the chokeslam; WCW US Champion Bret Hart came out at the 11-minute mark and accidentally hit the Giant with a chair before DDP dropped him with a low blow
Kevin Nash pinned WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg to win the title in a No DQ match at 11:19 with the powerbomb after Goldberg fought off an interfering Disco Inferno and Bam Bam Bigelow before Scott Hall, dressed in an event staff t-shirt, stuck the champion with a stungun (Goldberg's record: 174-1) (nWo: Back in Black, Starrcade: The Essential Collection, Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection)

Starrcade 99 - Washington DC - MCI Center - December 19, 1999 (11,799; 8,582 paid)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone, Scott Hudson, & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included the announcement Scott Hall had been stripped of the WCW US title due to a knee injury and Chris Benoit, Hall's scheduled opponent, had been given the title via forfeit; featured an in-ring promo by Benoit in which, though given the belt, he didn't consider himself the champion and issued an open challenge to face anyone later in the night for the title; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with WCW Hardcore Champion Norman Smiley, in a Redskins outfit, regarding his title defense later in the night; featured David Flair receiving a gift wrapped brand new crowbar backstage; included a backstage segment in which Oklahoma and Steve Williams prepared for their match later in the night; featured a backstage segment in which Oklahoma was kidnapped by the Misfits; included Mike Tenay conducting a backstage interview with Jim Duggan regarding his three mystery partners for his match later in the night; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Jerry Only in which the other Misfits were shown around a shark cage with Oklahoma trapped inside; included a backstage segment where Curt Hennig, Shane, Creative Control and La Parka spoke with the Powers that Be about their match later in the night; featured Tenay conducting a backstage interview with Harlem Heat & Midnight regarding their match later in the show, with Stevie Ray saying he wasn't going to watch Booker T's back in the match; included a backstage segment showing David Flair, crowbar in hand, standing over a torn apart stuffed bear; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Diamond Dallas Page regarding his crowbar on a pole match against David later in the night; included Tenay conducting a backstage interview with Benoit in which he said an opponent still had not come forward to face him in the US title ladder match; featured Tenay conducting a backstage interview with WCW World Champion Bret Hart regarding his title defense against Bill Goldberg:
Big Vito & Johnny the Bull (w/ Tony Marinana) defeated Disco Inferno & Lash LaRoux at 9:37 when Vito pinned LaRoux with a jumping DDT after Disco accidentally droppd his partner with the Last Dance, thinking it was Vito; after the bout, Disco was double teamed before Mariana, Vito, & Johnny stuffed him inside a bodybag and carried him backstage; after taking him backstage, Vito ripped the bag open and shoved Disco into the trunk of a waiting car, with the three men then driving off
Madusa pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Evan Karagias (w/ Spice) to win the title at 3:32 with a German suplex into a bridge after Spice hit a low blow on the champion
WCW Hardcore Champion Norman Smiley pinned Meng backstage at 4:29 after the challenger was hit in the back of the head by Fit Finlay wielding a steel pipe as Meng fought off an interfering Brian Knobbs; Smiley was dressed as a Washington Redskin for the bout; after the match, Meng put the Tongan Death Grip on referee Nick Patrick
Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, & Aysa (w/ Shane Douglas) defeated Jim Duggan, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, & Rick Steiner (mystery partners) at 4:54 when Douglas pinned Duggan after Duggan's partners turned on him, with Sullivan dropping him with a low blow, while at the same time continuing to fight off the Revolution; Douglas did guest commentary for the bout and slid in at the end to score the pinfall; after the bout, Douglas cut an in-ring promo telling Duggan he would have to denounce America the next night on Nitro; due to pre-match stipulations, due to pre-match stipulations, Duggan was foced to denounce America; had Duggan won, the Revolution would have had to take over his custodial duties (Sullivan's surprise return match after a more than 2-year absence; the surprise return of the Varsity Club after a 10-year absence)
Vampiro (w/ the Misfits) defeated Steve Williams (w/ Oklahoma) via disqualification at 5:00 when Williams grabbed referee Charles Robinson and shoved him to the mat as Robinson tried to get Williams off Vampiro, moments after Williams easily fought off interference from all the Misfits; prior to the bout, Oklahoma was pushed ringside in a shark cage by the Misfits; Oklahoma provided commentary for the match through his headset; after the bout, security forced Williams out of the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Vampiro earned 5 minutes in the ring with Oklahoma; during the post-match fight, Oklahoma dominated early because of the attack from Williams but Vampiro and the Misfits eventually ganged up on him, with Vampiro putting on Oklahoma's cowboy hat before dropping him with the Nail in the Coffin, having Robinson count the pinfall, and being announced the winner by the ring announcer
Vampiro (w/ the Misfits) pinned Oklahoma with the Nail in the Coffin
Curt Hennig & Creative Control (w/ Shane) defeated Midnight & Harlem Heat at 7:53 when Booker was pinned by a member of Creative Control after Hennig hit Booker with a foreign object as Stevie Ray, who didn't appear ringside until the 6-minute mark, argued with Midnight on the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, Creative Control became the #1 contenders to the WCW Tag Team Titles; had Harlem Heat's team won, they would have become #1 contenders
Jeff Jarrett pinned Dustin Rhodes in a bunkhouse match at 11:23 when, after Rhodes dropped an interfering Curt Hennig with a bulldog near the entranceway, Jarrett came off a ladder - which would be used for the US title match - and smashed his guitar over Rhodes head; prior to the bout, Mike Tenay conducted a backstage interview with Rhodes, with Jarrett then attacking Rhodes leading into the match; at the 5-minute mark, Rhodes duct taped referee Billy Silverman to the top rope, also taping his mouth shut; moments later, Hennig appeared, untaped the referee, and then interfered on behalf of Jarrett for the remainder of the match
Diamond Dallas Page pinned David Flair in a crowbar on a pole match at 5:34 with the Diamond Cutter; David began the match by sneaking up behind DDP and hitting him with the crowbar, with referee Charles Robinson declaring him unable to compete and asking for the match to end at around the 1:20 mark and awarding David the winner via forfeit until Page prevented him from doing so; moments later, Robinson called for the bell to "begin" the match, even though it had already started; after the bout, Page sat David on the top rope and again hit the Diamond Cutter and prepared to hit a low blow using the crowbar until the woman recently shown on Nitro who had the David Flair shrine in her bedroom (Daffney) came out and covered him up
Sting defeated Lex Luger via disqualification at 5:23 when Elizabeth hit Sting in the face with his own baseball bat; prior to the bout, Sting was escorted to the ring by Elizabeth, with Sting giving her a larger can of mace as protection just before they walked ringside; Elizabeth was unaware that the can was full of silly string until she tried using it on Sting mid-way through the match; after the bout, Luger trapped Sting's hand in a steel chair and repeatedly stomped it until referees came out to send him backstage; pre-match stipulations stated if Sting won then Elizabeth would no longer be Luger's valet; after Luger and Elizabeth left ringside, the unconcious Sting was carried backstage by officials
Kevin Nash defeated Sid Vicious in a powerbomb match at 6:58 when, after Nash twice failed at hitting the powerbomb as the referee was knocked out, Nash pulled the referee back up to his feet and told the ref he hit it; moments earlier, Jeff Jarrett appeared and smashed his guitar over Vicious' head after Sid dropped Nash with the powerbomb; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be the first man to hit the move
WCW US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Jeff Jarrett (mystery opponent) in a ladder match at 10:15 after hitting a diving headbutt off the top of the ladder
WCW World Champion Bret Hart defeated Bill Goldberg in a No DQ match at 12:07 when, as Hart applied the Sharpshooter, Roddy Piper - wearing a referee's shirt - appeared and immediately called for the bell, awarding Hart the contest; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands out of respect; during the match, referees Billy Silverman, Charles Robinson, and Johnny Boone were all knocked out after taking over officiating the match; the crowd was pro Goldberg but there were noticable "Goldberg sucks" chants later in the bout; at the 11-minute mark, Goldberg dropped Hart with a mule kick to the head that later resulted in Hart announcing his retirement 10 months later; after the match, Hart confronted Piper near the entranceway, with Piper not saying anything but handing Hart the title belt and then walking off

Starrcade 00 - Washington DC - MCI Center - December 17, 2000 (6,596)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Tony Schiavone, Scott Hudson, & Mark Madden on commentary; included a backstage segment with Lance Storm and Jim Duggan in which Storm said the American fans would never take Duggan back and that his future was with Team Canada; featured a backstage segment with Jeff Jarrett, Ron & Don Harris, and Mike Sanders in which Jarrett proposed his team should have a bunkhouse match against the Filthy Animals instead of their scheduled streetfight, with Sanders agreeing the match be a bunkhouse and streetfight match; included a backstage segment with Kronik in the sauna in which they talked about getting paid later in the show by an unknown benefactor for facing Big Vito & Reno; featured a backstage segment in which Mike Awesome was shown driving an ambulance to the arena for his ambulance match later in the show against Bam Bam Bigelow; included Buff Bagwell conducting a backstage interview with Konnan, Rey Mysterio Jr., Billy Kidman, & Tygress regarding their upcoming match against Jarrett & the Harris Brothers; during the segment, Konnan's use of the word "ass" was censored; featured a backstage segment in which the Natural Born Thrillas confronted Big Vito, Reno, & Marie; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Storm, Major Gunns, & Elix Skipper regarding their attack on Duggan earlier in the show; during the segment, Gunns flubbed her line of "Don't blame Canada, blame yourself;" Okerlund then told her he had a pole to fly her Canadian flag on; featured a backstage segment showing Lex Luger going through his gym bag and pulling out a pair of brass knuckles; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Shane Helms & Shannon Moore regarding their ladder match win earlier in the show and which of them would challenge WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.; moments later, Guerrero interrupted and laid out both men; featured Bagwell conducting a backstage interview with WCW US Champion Gen. Rection, alongside Lash Laroux and the Wall, regarding Guerrero and Rection's upcoming title defense against Shane Douglas; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Sanders, Sean O'Haire, Mark Jindrak, Reno, WCW Tag Team Champions Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo regarding Reno joining them earlier in the show and Stasiak & Palumbo defending against Diamond Dallas Page & Kevin Nash later in the show; after they walked off, Okerlund said he would slap the crap out of Stasiak one of these days; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with WCW World Champion Scott Steiner, alongside Madajah, regarding his upcoming title defense against Sid Vicious; included a vignette promoting the return of Glacier; featured Bagwell conducting a backstage interview with Page & Nash regarding their upcoming tag team title match; included an ad promoting WCW Sin on Jan. 14, 2001; featured Bagwell conducting a backstage interview with Dewayne Bruce regarding the upcoming match between Luger and Bill Goldberg, during which Luger jumped Bruce from behind and ran off:
Shane Helms & Shannon Moore defeated Yang & Kaz Hayashi (w/ Leia Meow) and Jamie Knoble & Evan Karagias in a ladder match at 13:51 when both men grabbed the contract after Helms threw Noble off a ladder placed across two others to build a bridge; pre-match stipulations stated the sole winner would face WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. the following night on Monday Nitro; Guerrero provided guest commentary for the bout (The Ladder Match, Starrcade: The Essential Collection)
Lance Storm (w/ Major Gunns & Elix Skipper) defeated Ernest Miller (w/ Ms. Jones) via submission with the Canadian Maple Leaf at 7:25 after Jim Duggan, who came ringside late in the bout, reluctantly hit Miller from behind after opting not to hit him with his 2x4; prior to the bout, Storm cut an in-ring promo in which he mocked the fact it took America 37 days to determine a president; following his entrance, Miller cut a promo in the aisle saying he would send Storm back to Canada and he should take Mark Madden with him; after the contest, Storm and Skipper attacked Duggan until Miller made the save
Terry Funk pinned WCW Hardcore Champion Crowbar (w/ Daffney) to win the title at 10:21 following a piledriver onto a car door in the ring
Kronik fought Big Vito & Reno (w/ Marie) to a no contest at 8:19 when Reno attacked Vito, dropped him with the Roll of the Dice, and Kronik forced the referee to count the pinfall when Reno made the cover; prior to the bout, Brian Adams cut an in-ring promo claiming Marie was the one who hired them to take out Vito & Reno, with Marie denying it; late in the contest, Mike Sanders, Sean O'Haire, Mark Jindrak, WCW Tag Team Champions Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo appeared at the entrance stage to watch the match; after the bout, Reno gave Kronik their money and joined the Natural Born Thrillas on the stage before Kronik continued to attack Vito and made Marie watch
Mike Awesome defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in an ambulance match at 8:35 when Awesome hit Bigelow with a piece of the ambulance, knocking Bigelow through the roof and into the vehicle
WCW US Champion Gen. Rection defeated Shane Douglas via disqualification at 9:46 when WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out, threw Douglas' chain to the challenger behind the referee's back, and then alerted the referee that Douglas had the weapon; prior to the bout, Douglas cut an in-ring promo saying it wouldn't take 37 days to figure out who would win; after the contest, Douglas continued to assault Rection with the weapon before dropping both Rection and Guerrero with the Franchiser; moments later, Lash Laroux and the Wall came out to tend to Rection, with Rection then yelling at Guerrero over why he interfered; Laroux then helped Guerrero out of the ring while the Wall helped Rection
Jeff Jarrett, Ron & Don Harris defeated Konnan, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Billy Kidman (w/ Tygress) in a bunkhouse / streetfight match at 12:32 when Jarrett pinned Kidman with the Stroke after one of the Harris twins broke a liquor bottle over Kidman's head as Kidman attempted the Shooting Star Press on Jarrett; Tygress joined the commentary team for the match
Diamond Dallas Page & Kevin Nash defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Mike Sanders) to win the titles at 12:05 when Nash pinned Palumbo with the powerbomb, despite interference late in the match from Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire; before the match began, Ric Flair appeared and said if Sanders took one step in the ring then Page & Nash would win the titles automatically; following the bout, Nash took the mic and said "Hey yo ... we got them again"
Bill Goldberg pinned Lex Luger in a No DQ match at 7:20 with the spear and Jackhammer; mid-way through the bout, Dewayne Bruce and Buff Bagwell came ringside, with Bagwell telling Bruce not to interfere because he could get hurt; eventually, Bagwell hit the Buff Blockbuster on Golduberg - seemingly accidentally - but later attacked Bruce on the floor; after the bout, Bagwell assaulted Goldberg with a steel chair before leaving ringside with Luger; moments later, Goldberg took a young boy out of the crowd, who said his dream was to meet Goldberg, and took him backstage
WCW World Champion Scott Steiner (w/ Madajah) defeated Sid Vicious via KO with the Steiner Recliner at 10:13 after a low blow and t-bone suplex; although the match did not have added stipulations announced, Steiner hit the first referee at the 8-minute mark and Jeff Jarrett accidentally broke a guitar over the champion's head at the 9-minute mark

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