• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1993) – WCW Starrcade 1993
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This 10 year Anniversary edition of Starrcade saw “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair replacing Sid Vicious as the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Champion in the PPV’S main event against Champion Big Van Vader, as well as The Boss (WWF’s Big Boss Man) replacing “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith as the #1 contender for Rick Rude’s WCW International Heavyweight Championship.
While Sid was suspended after the infamous double stabbing incident with Arn Anderson, The British Bulldog got fired after knocking out a man at a bar who was making advances towards Davey’s wife.
The main event was now billed as a title vs career match, so if Flair won, he’d win the World title, but if Vader retained, Flair’s career was going to be over.
Here are the results:
– Pretty Wonderful defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
– The Shockmaster defeated Awesome Kong
– WCW World Television Championship: Lord Steven Regal (c) wrestled Ricky Steamboat to a time-limit-draw
– Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
– 2-out-of-3-falls – WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Steve Austin defeated Dustin Rhodes (c)
– WCW International Heavyweight Championship: Rick Rude (c) defeated The Boss
– WCW World Tag Team Championship: Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeated The Nasty Boys (c) via DQ
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Vader (c)
• John Cena Wins His Return Match By Botching His New Finisher (Video)
16 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena returned to WWE at last night’s RAW Live Event at Madison Square Garden.
Baron Corbin was scheduled to face Braun Strowman, but Corbin enjoyed his forfeit win when Strowman failed to appear at the event. This led to Mr. McMahon making a rare WWE Live Event appearance and introduced Corbin’s new opponent – John Cena!
Cena went on to defeat Corbin with his new finishing move (also called the 6th Move Of Doom) – The Lightning Fist.
It’s interesting to note that Cena’s new finisher already looks phoney and now he failed to connect his opponent with it.
You can check it out in the video below:
NXT Stars also competed at this event and John Cena was secretly watching these guys in action. You can watch it below:
— Diva Incarnate (@WWEDemonDiva) December 27, 2018
Below are the results from this Live Event:
– John Cena def. Baron Corbin
– Battle Royal To Crown #1 Contender For The Intercontinental Championship: Apollo Crews def. Konnor, Viktor, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Rhyno, Heath Slater, No Way Jose, Titus O’Neil and Jinder Mahal
– Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Mickie James & Alicia Fox
– WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne, NXT North American Champion Ricochet, Aleister Black, Matt Riddle and The Velveteen Dream def. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano and The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly)
– Guitar On A Pole Match: Elias def. Bobby Lashley
– Natalya & Ember Moon def. Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan
– Finn Balor def. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
– RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) def. The Revival & AOP to retain the Titles.
– Steel Cage Match For The Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) def. Seth Rollins to retain the Title (Corbin interfered and slammed the cage door on Rollins’ head)
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) def. Nia Jax to retain the Title.