On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 29, 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This was the first Starrcade Roddy Piper worked since the original one in 1983, where he wrestled Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in the infamous Dog Collar match, as well as Hogan’s first Starrcade as a Heel, after his famous nWo Heel Turn earlier that year.
Here are the results:
• Unification – J-Crown & WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Ultimo Dragon def. Dean Malenko
• WCW Women’s Championship
Akira Hokuto def. Madusa
• Jushin Thunder Liger def. Rey Mysterio, Jr.
• No DQ
Jeff Jarrett def. Chris Benoit
• WCW World Tag Team Championship
The Outsiders (c) def. The Faces of Fear
• WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Eddie Guerrero def. Diamond Dallas Page
• Lex Luger def. The Giant
• Roddy Piper def. Hollywood Hogan