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
# 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
# 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
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
I had just bent down to tighten my nuts, and there was a double yellow line, see? And next thing I knew, there was policeman behind me. He put a sticker on my helmet and tried to clamp me.
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.
Originally posted by haydenI 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.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
Originally posted by Matt TrackerI 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?
Originally posted by Matt TrackerScott 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) I had just bent down to tighten my nuts, and there was a double yellow line, see? And next thing I knew, there was policeman behind me. He put a sticker on my helmet and tried to clamp me.
As official smackdown recapper let me add my thoughts. Firstly, keeping Show as champ is not a bad idea, but the fact is at this point everyone KNOWS Lesnar can take him. They've built it to seem just that way.