• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 29, 1996) – Starrcade 1996
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
• Hulk Hogan Suing Radio Host For Defamation
After winning his lawsuit with Gawker Media & putting them out of business, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan is now involved in yet another lawsuit.
Below is what ABC Action News reported:
“Last week a Pinellas County court judge has ruled that a defamation lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan against Mike ‘Cowhead’ Calta will move forward. Hogan is suing Calta – morning host on 1025 The Bone, his former co-worker Matt ‘Spice Boy’ Loyd and the owner of ‘The Bone,’ Cox Radio.
Hogan alleges Calta and Loyd were involved in ‘stealing, disseminating, using and exploiting illegally-recorded video.’
The defendants asked the judge to dismiss the case but last week their motion was denied. Calta and Loyd have refused to answer allegations in Hogan’s complaint to provide their defenses.
In the latest ruling, the judge has ordered them both to respond within 20 days. Hogan is seeking unspecified damages claiming the tape ruined his 35-year professional wrestling career.”