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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1993) – Starrcade 1993

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This 10 year Anniversary edition of Starrcade saw “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair replacing Sid Vicious as the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Champion in the PPV’s main event against Champion Big Van Vader, as well as The Boss (WWF’s Big Boss Man) replacing “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith as the #1 contender for Rick Rude’s WCW International Heavyweight Championship.

While Sid was suspended after the infamous double stabbing incident with Arn Anderson, The British Bulldog got fired after knocking out a man at a bar who was making advances towards Davey’s wife.

The main event was now billed as a “Title vs. Career” match, so if Flair won, he’d win the World Title, but if Vader retained, Flair’s career would be over.

Here are the results:

– Pretty Wonderful def. 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell

– The Shockmaster def. Awesome Kong

– WCW World Television Championship
Lord Steven Regal (c) (with Sir William) wrestled Ricky Steamboat to a time-limit draw

– Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne def. Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pierce

– Two-out-of-three-falls – WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Steve Austin def. Dustin Rhodes (c)

– WCW International Heavyweight Championship
Rick Rude (c) def. The Boss

– WCW World Tag Team Championship
Sting & Road Warrior Hawk def. The Nasty Boys (c) (with Missy Hyatt) via DQ

– WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair def. Vader (c)

You can watch the highlights from the main event below:

• Brock Lesnar Defending The Universal Title Before Royal Rumble 2018, Opponent Revealed

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will defend his Universal Championship at a WWE Live Event at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD on January 27, just one night before he defends his Title against Braun Strowman & Kane in a Triple Threat match at Royal Rumble 2018 PPV.

His opponent in this match will be former WWF Champion Kane. This is a first-time ever match.

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