• 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) by DQ
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Vader (c)
• Possible Role For Taz In AEW
As we noted earlier, ECW Legend Taz is set to make his AEW Dynamite debut on next week’s January 1, 2020 episode.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) December 27, 2019
According to WrestleVotes, AEW is looking to introduce a Commissioner role on their programming and Taz could be the one to play that role:
“I regularly talk to someone in the wrestling business, not directly tied to WWE… AEW is considering adding a commissioner type figure to TV. Name to watch is Tazz, who recently finished up w/ his CBS Radio job. Not sure it happens but interesting nonetheless.”
Rare non-WWE drop: I regularly talk to someone in the wrestling business, not directly tied to WWE… AEW is considering adding a commissioner type figure to TV. Name to watch is Tazz, who recently finished up w/ his CBS Radio job. Not sure it happens but interesting nonetheless.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 27, 2019
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