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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.93
So here's a match rundown for the Starrcade DVD,courtesy of Highspots (http://highspots.com/product.asp?id=20734). Seems to be due out in early January. It's a three disc set with a top 25 countdown format. I'm a bit surprised by number one, but have no problem with it. I seem to remember voting on this, at WWE.com, this past summer. There are some good matches on here. Let the debates begin, I guess.

DVD Chapters
* Crockett Promotions
* Thanksgiving Tradition
* Starrcade Is Born
* Dog Collar
* A Flare For The Gold
* Starrcades Success
* I Quit
* The Scaffold
* Moving Out
* Competition
* The Beginning of WCW
* Ric Flair is Starrcade
* Reaching for New Concepts
* Bischoff Revitalizes Starrcade
* Goldbergs Impact
* The Legacy of Starrcade

# 25
The Match of the Decade
Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Starrcade December 29, 1996

# 24
Iron Man Singles Tournament
Sting vs. The Great Muta
Starrcade December 13, 1989

# 23
Unified World Tag Team Championship
Barry Windham / Brian Pillman vs. Ricky Steamboat / Shane Douglas
Starrcade December 28, 1992

# 22
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg vs. Kevin Nash
Starrcade December 27, 1998

# 21
BattleBowl
Starrcade December 29, 1991

# 20
2 out of 3 Falls for the WCW United States Championship
Dustin Rhodes vs. Stunning Steve Austin
Starrcade December 27, 1993

Disc 2

# 19
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Road Warriors vs. Arn Anderson / Tully Blanchard
Alternate Commentary: Todd Grisham / Road Warrior Animal
Starrcade November 26, 1987

# 18
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Jushin Thunder Liger
Starrcade December 29, 1996

# 17
Scaffold Match
Rock n Roll Express vs. The Midnight Express
Starrcade November 26, 1987

# 16
NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger
Starrcade December 26, 1988

# 15
Eddie Guerrero vs. Shinjiro Otani
Starrcade December 27, 1995

# 14
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Dusty Rhodes / Sting vs. Road Warriors
Starrcade December 26, 1988

# 13
King of Cable Tournament Final
Sting vs. Big Van Vader
Starrcade December 28, 1992

# 12
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Brisco Brothers vs. Jay Youngblood / Ricky Steamboat
Starrcade November 24, 1983

# 11
NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Dusty Rhodes vs. Ric Flair
Starrcade November 28, 1985

# 10
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko
Starrcade December 28, 1997

Disc 3

# 9
Iron Man Tag Team Tournament
Road Warriors vs. The Steiner Brothers
Starrcade December 13, 1989

# 8
Ladder Match for a Contract for the World Cruiserweight Championship
3 Count vs. Jamie Knoble & Evan Karagias vs. Jung Dragons
Starrcade December 17, 2000

# 7
Iron Man Singles Tournament
Sting vs. Ric Flair
Starrcade December 13, 1989

# 6
Dog Collar Match
Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper
Starrcade November 24, 1983

# 5
Scaffold Match
Road Warriors vs. The Midnight Express
Alternate Commentary: Todd Grisham / Road Warrior Animal
Starrcade November 27, 1986

# 4

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Sting vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Starrcade December 28, 1997

# 3
Steel Cage Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair vs. Harley Race
Starrcade November 24, 1983

# 2
Steel Cage I Quit Match for the NWA United States Championship
Magnum T.A. vs. Tully Blanchard
Starrcade November 28, 1985

# 1
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flairs Career Is On the Line
Ric Flair vs. Vader
Starrcade December 27, 1993



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.23

meltzer wrote an article about the dvd this week. Like him, I am curious to see how they spin the "Starrcade 87/Survivor Series" fight.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
The matches have been on WWE 24/7 for the last month or so. I think just the top 5 is up. I can't make it past the Sting-Hogan match before falling asleep.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
Scott Keith posted his reviews of the matches over the past weeks. That's a tempting set for lots of reasons, and I recall being utterly convinced Flair would be retired by Vader.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.27
Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by odessasteps
    I am curious to see how they spin the "Starrcade 87/Survivor Series" fight.
Same here, especially with how the DVD has a chapter called "Thanksgiving Tradition". Also weird how the date of the Starrcade show went back & forth between end-of-Nov and end-of-Dec.



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I rewatched Flair/Vader last night for the first time in a long time, and it makes me shake my head at what they reduced Vader to in the second half of his WWE run. He could have done so much more there as a monster heel.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
I am shocked the Russians didn't have a decent Starrcade match. No Nikita = sadness.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.72
    Originally posted by hayden
    I rewatched Flair/Vader last night for the first time in a long time, and it makes me shake my head at what they reduced Vader to in the second half of his WWE run. He could have done so much more there as a monster heel.


Agreed. But I have to think the WWF dropped the ball with him even worse for most of his run.




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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I am shocked the Russians didn't have a decent Starrcade match. No Nikita = sadness.







I'd rather have Rock 'n Roll Express vs. Ivan and Nikita in a cage from Starrcade '85 than the Rock 'n Roll/Midnight Scaffold match. But that might be my preference for NWA Cage matches over scaffold matches.
I guess Jimmy Valiant putting up Big Mama's Hair vs. Paul Jones hair finished #26. And, am I the only one who thinks if they shave Kofi Kingston's head and gave him a top hat he could do a good Shaska Whatley impression?
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.23

How about the Midnights vs Jimmy Valiant and Miss Atlanta Lively (Ron Garvin in drag) from Starrcade 85?

Or the Manny Fernandez vs Abdullah Mexican Hat (on a pole) Match?

I remember liking the Andersons vs Wahoo/Billy Jack match at the time.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.13
I actually quite like Starrcade 85. I figured that the Essential Starrcade was going to be what was shown on 24/7. What I'd really like is an anthology set like WM, RR and SSlam. I'd scoop that up!



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.93
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Scott Keith posted his reviews of the matches over the past weeks. That's a tempting set for lots of reasons, and I recall being utterly convinced Flair would be retired by Vader.


Posted or Cut and Paste old reviews?

(edited by MisterHenderson on 4.12.08 1220)


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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.86
    Originally posted by MisterHenderson


    Posted or Cut and Post old reviews?


Given the 24/7, UFC and other current information I would say that he re-reviewed these matches.

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