WWE and WCW were once the most bitter of rivals. While WWE ran with its annual Wrestlemania events – Starrcade was the king of Thanksgiving weekend for the NWA and WCW. After buying up its rival in 2001 – it didn’t look likely Starrcade would be given any airtime on WWE television. Now though, in a surprising turn of events, WWE is full on advertising its own version of the show – for an upcoming event.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 25th, Thanksgiving weekend from the Greensboro Coliseum. The match card, as it stands right now, includes;
WWE Championship Steel Cage Match
Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
SmackDown Women’s Championship Steel Cage Match
Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
United States Championship Triple Threat Match
AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Rusev
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Texas Tornado Match
The New Day vs. The Usos
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Breezango vs Aiden English & Mike Kanellis w/ Maria Kanellis
The Hardy Boyz are also confirmed to appear at Starrcade in their home state of North Carolina, as are WWE Hall of Famers and Starrcade legends Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express!
Tickets for Starrcade will be available starting Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. ET at Ticketmaster. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history as Starrcade returns!
Starrcade was once an annual staple of the wrestling calendar. The event started in 1983 – in an event that saw Ric Flair take on Harley Race for the World Heavyweight Championship. Over the years, many legends of the wrestling industry have made their presence felt during the event.
It’s certainly an interesting event and makes us wonder if this is part of WWE’s attempt to get people buying house show tickets. There hasn’t been any news on the event being televised via the WWE Network.
Would you watch it?