• Kevin Nash Explains Why He Lost To Rey Mysterio Clean In WCW
WWF/WCW Legend Kevin Nash recently joined his co-host Sean Oliver for a special edition of their weekly podcast on AdFreeShows, where they did a watch-along of the WCW Starrcade 1998 main event, in which Nash ended Bill Goldberg’s famous 173–0 winning streak and defeated the former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
During the watch-along, Kevin spoke about the time when he became the Booker for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling several weeks after the Starrcade PPV (as opposed to reports that claimed he booked himself to end Goldberg’s streak).
Here’s what the former ‘Big Daddy Cool’ Diesel had to say:
“That was the biggest problem we had because everybody wanted to book their own sh*t. I went out and put Rey Mysterio over, like when I first started booking.
I booked myself to put over Rey and I put him over clean. The reason I did that was like, if the second-biggest guy in the territory could put over the smallest guy in the territory, I don’t wanna hear anything about clean finishes.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 19, 1999) – WCW Starrcade 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 19, 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Starrcade 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the MCI Center in Washington, DC.
This was the 17th annual Starrcade event out of 18 that aired between 1983 and 2000 with the first 5 being promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions, before Turner bought the company.
Here are the results:
The Mamalukes defeated Disco Inferno & Lash LeRoux
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Madusa defeated Evan Karagias (c)
WCW Hardcore Championship: Norman Smiley (c) defeated Meng
The Revolution defeated Jim Duggan & The Varsity Club
Vampiro defeated Steve Williams by DQ
Vampiro defeated Oklahoma
Creative Control & Curt Hennig defeated Harlem Heat & Midnight
Bunkhouse Brawl: Jeff Jarrett defeated Dustin Rhodes
Crowbar on a Pole: Diamond Dallas Page defeated David Flair
Sting defeated Lex Luger by DQ
Powerbomb match: Kevin Nash defeated Sid Vicious
Ladder match – WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Chris Benoit (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett
No DQ – WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Bret Hart (c) defeated Goldberg