On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 26, 1988, WCW aired ‘NWA Starrcade 1988’ LIVE on PPV from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia.
This was the first PPV after billionaire Ted Turner bought JCP Jim Crockett Promotions and renamed it WCW World Championship Wrestling.
The main event featured NWA World Heavyweight Champion “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defending his title against the #1 contender Lex Luger.
Here are the results:
• NWA United States Tag Team Championship
Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan def. The Fantastics (c)
• The Midnight Express def. The Original Midnight Express
• The Russian Assassins def. Junkyard Dog & Ivan Koloff
• NWA World Television Championship
Rick Steiner def. Mike Rotunda (c)
• NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
Barry Windham (c) def. Bam Bam Bigelow via countout
• NWA World Tag Team Championship
Sting & Dusty Rhodes def. The Road Warriors (c) via DQ
• NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair (c) def. Lex Luger