• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1994) – WCW Starrcade 1994
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This marks the first ever Starrcade after Hulk Hogan had joined WCW. Most fans don’t know this, but Hulk Hogan was originally booked to wrestle on the inaugural Starrcade in 1983, where he was supposed to team up with Wahoo McDaniel to take on the team of Dick Slater & “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr., but the Hulkster ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation and was replaced with Mark Youngblood.
In the main event of this pay-per-view, Hogan defended the WCW World Title against his long time friend (who turned against him shortly before the PPV), Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, now calling himself The Butcher.
Below are the results:
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Vader defeated Jim Duggan (c)
– Alex Wright defeated Jean-Paul Levesque
– WCW World Television Championship: Johnny B. Badd (c) defeated Arn Anderson
– The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat via DQ
– Mr. T defeated Kevin Sullivan
– Sting defeated Avalanche via DQ
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated The Butcher
• New SmackDown Wrestler Already Getting A WWE Title Shot
New SmackDown wrestler Mustafa Ali is already getting a shot at the WWE Championship as he was a part of the WWE Title match at last night’s SmackDown Live Event in Chicago, Illinois.
Below are the results from this Live Event:
– WWE Champion Daniel Bryan took out The Miz & Mustafa Ali in a MizTV segment.
– Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe
– Lana & Naomi def. The IIconics and Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose
– Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Shelton Benjamin def. Aiden English and The Colons
– Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson def. SAnitY
– Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton
– R-Truth and Carmella def. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega
– United States Championship Match: Rusev (c) def. Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the Title.
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar (c) def. The Usos and The New Day to retain the Titles.
– Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) def. The Miz and Mustafa Ali to retain the Title.
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Asuka (c) def. Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch to retain the Title.
You can watch the finish of the WWE Championship match below:
— Kristen (@IHeartCrosby) December 27, 2018
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