• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 24, 1983) – NWA Starrcade 1983: A Flair For The Gold
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 24, 1983, Jim Crockett Promotions aired ‘NWA Starrcade 1983: A Flair For The Gold’ LIVE on closed-circuit television from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This was the 2nd out of 18 annual ‘Starrcade’ events that aired between 1989 and 2000.
The first 5 Starrcades (1983-1987) were promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions, while Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (who bought JCP in 1988) promoted all the ones that followed (1988-2000).
The results are here:
– The Assassins defeated Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw
– Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver
– Abdullah the Butcher defeated Carlos Colon
– Bob Orton Jr. & Dick Slater defeated Mark Youngblood & Wahoo McDaniel
– Title vs. Mask – NWA Television Championship: Charlie Brown defeated Great Kabuki (c)
– Dog Collar: Roddy Piper defeated Greg Valentine
– NWA World Tag Team Championship: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated The Brisco Brothers
– Steel Cage – NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Harley Race (c)
• Former WWE Star Reveals Why He Left – “I Was Worth More Than Being Jobbed Out To Jobbers”
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville did a Q&A on Instagram and answered questions regarding why he left WWE, his issue with Enzo Amore & more.
Below are the highlights:
Why did you leave WWE?
“They killed the king and gave the crown to a wannabe rapper.”
What would you have done differently, from a booker’s perspective?
“I would have kept me the champ and not lose twice to that pathetic bastard of a man.”
Why did you leave WWE? We all miss you.
“I disagreed with my booking.”
How was Vince?
“Powerful man. Won’t say much though he’d sue me 4 times in a row.”
What if you met Enzo in the streets?
“Black Arrow. Done.”
How long would Enzo last in a real fight with you?
“It wasn’t really Enzo why I left, I don’t hate the lad. He was just annoying backstage and putting the title on him was bad, especially beating me. I was worth more than being jobbed out to jobbers so that’s why I left.”
So it’s safe to say that you and Enzo weren’t best friends like he said?
“Like I said, I don’t hate the lad. Just disagreed with the booking.”
Do you hate WWE?
“No, they gave me the opportunity to shine and shine and I did. The lads over there are great, but they ran out of ideas for me so I left.”