• Old School WWF Legend Signs A WWE Legends Contract
Old School WWWF/WWF Legend Superstar Billy Graham announced on his official Facebook account that he has signed a brand new WWE Legends deal, which WWE offers to several legends, in order to use them in video games, make action figures of them and also have the rights to sell various other merchandise of these legends.
Here’s what the former World Wide Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Champion posted:
“WWE Nostalgia Agreement
Hello fans everywhere. This is an official statement by me to inform everyone that I have signed a 5 year Nostalgia Contract with the WWE. I of course cannot discuss the details of my contract.
I want to personally thank Vince McMahon for offering this opportunity to me and I hope that it will be profitable for the WWE and for myself.
Superstar Billy Graham”
Superstar Billy Graham wrestled for the WWWF from 1975 until 1978 and again for the – now renamed – World Wrestling Federation in 1982 & 1983 and yet again for one final run from 1986 till his official retirement in 1987.
After he retired from active professional wrestling, Graham became a color-commentator on WWF TV until he left the company in 1989.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 29, 1996) – WCW 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 defeated Dean Malenko
– WCW Women’s Championship: Akira Hokuto defeated Madusa
– Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.
– No DQ: Jeff Jarrett defeated Chris Benoit
– WCW World Tag Team Championship: The Outsiders (c) defeated The Faces of Fear
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Eddie Guerrero defeated Diamond Dallas Page
– Lex Luger defeated The Giant
– Roddy Piper defeated Hollywood Hogan