On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 27, 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions (representing the National Wrestling Alliance) aired their annual Starrcade event LIVE on closed-circuit from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina and The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to several reports, Magnum T.A. was already booked to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Flair that night, but unfortunately had to end his career after a car accident a month before the show.
As a result he was replaced with Nikita Koloff in the main event.
Most Professional Wrestling historians agree that, had it not been for Magnum’s accident, he could’ve quite possibly become the NWA version of Hulk Hogan. Just imagine, JCP not being forced to sell to Turner, … Oh well, a man can still dream about a “What If” scenario, right? haha
Here are the results:
Tim Horner & Nelson Royal def. Rocky and Don Kernodle
Brad Armstrong vs Jimmy Garvin ended in a draw
Hector Guerrero & Baron von Raschke def. Shaska Whatley & The Barbarian
No DQ – NWA United States Tag Team Championship
Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff (c) def. Bobby Jaggers and Dutch Mantell
Indian Strap match
Wahoo McDaniel def. Rick Rude
NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship
Sam Houston (c) def. Bill Dundee via DQ
Hair versus Hair match
Jimmy Valiant def. Paul Jones
Big Bubba Rogers def. Ron Garvin
First Blood match – NWA World Television Championship
Tully Blanchard def. Dusty Rhodes (c)
The Road Warriors def. The Midnight Express
Steel Cage match – NWA World Tag Team Championship
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (c) def. The Anderson Brothers
NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair (c) vs Nikita Koloff ended in a double DQ