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WWE brings back Starrcade PPV

Starrcade to make a comeback (Aaron) SMELTZER Photography, via Flickr



Starrcade pay-per-view, a flagship event, first held from 1983 to 2000, by the National_Wrestling_Alliance (NWA) and later World_Championship_Wrestling (WCW).

History of the PPV,

From 1983 to 1987, Starrcade was produced by Jim_Crockett_Promotions (JCP), and aired on Thanksgiving Day. In 1988, JCP was sold to Turner_Broadcasting due to financial problems and became WCW.

The late Dusty Rhodes was the head booker in the mid-80s, and is credited with inventing Starrcade.

The first PPV main event was in 1983 Greensboro, North Carolina, Harley_Race (c) vs. Ric_Flair in a Steel_Cage_match for the NWA_World_Heavyweight_Championship, billed as A Flair for the Gold.

Another popular feud is, between Ric_Flair vs Dusty_Rhodes over the NWA_World_Heavyweight Championship.

And do you know Ric Flair wrestled in ten Starrcade main-event matches.

Reviving WCW’s biggest pay-per-view,

WWE announcing on this Monday it will hold Starrcade at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Nov 25th 2017. And it will be a SmackDown Live-exclusive show.

*Spoiler Alert*

It lists Jinder Mahal as the world champion, potentially spoils the result of his match against Shinsuke Nakamura at Hell in a Cell on Oct. 8.

The Good and The Bad

The creation of brand-specific pay-per-views has further weakened the importance of each show from the “Big Four” PPVs:

“Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series”

And it comes less than a week after Survivor Series 2017 could further diminish the general stakes of the show.

Beyond nostalgia, there may not be much to separate it from every other PPV on the WWE calendar. Similar to when WWE brings back Clash of Champions as homage to WCW’s Clash of the Champions.

At least the return of Starrcade could mean WWE is one step closer to resurrecting the WarGames PPV, one of WCW’s signature events, and a precursor to “Hell_in_a_Cell” and “Elimination_Chamber” matches.

Starrcade PPV, Important to One Family,

Cody Rhodes recently takes it to Twitter, tagging WWE producer Michael Hayes in a shot insinuating the company by tweeting-

“Dear @MichaelPSHayes1

If you’re afraid an event won’t sell cuz’ the holiday and want one of my Dad’s events…at least book Goldy..


He also points out WWE only using the name to sell tickets on the Thanksgiving weekend. And didn’t even book his half-brother (Dustin “Goldust” Runnels) on the show their father helped bring to life.

On the other hand, Cody’s wife Brandi didn’t take it well, and this is what she has to say to her former company-

“Starrcade was created and delivered by Dusty Rhodes. WWE didn’t want to do it while he was here. Now they want to do it and not give credit?”

Moments later, Smackdown Live Executive Producer Michael PS Hayes replies to Cody, tweeting-

“So Cody, UR right we should have Goldy on the show, by the way, what R U doing that night??? Wanna team with UR Brother?”

This isn’t the first time Cody and Brandi have issues with WWE’s handling of Dusty’s considerable legacy.

There is no doubt we won’t be seeing the last of this twitter war.

Writer’s View

I think the reason WWE is bringing back the pay-per-view is for Ric Flair to come as a surprise guest because he is one of the 1st main-eventing the PPV. And it is a great way to welcome him back after a life-threatening surgery.

For The Rhodes Family,

I hope WWE can work something out with Cody, and bring him back to team with his brother Goldust. The American Nightmares (Rhodes family) vs The New Day for the belts will bring seats to the PPV.

What do you guys think?


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