• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 27, 1986) – NWA Starrcade 1986: The Skywalkers
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 27, 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired ‘NWA Starrcade 1986: The Skywalkers’ LIVE on closed-circuit television from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, and The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
This was the 4th out of 18 annual ‘Starrcade’ events that aired between 1983 and 2000.
The first 5 Starrcades (1983-1987) were promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions, while Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (who bought JCP in 1988) promoted all the ones that followed (1988-2000).
According to several reports, Magnum T.A. was already booked to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Flair that night, but unfortunately had to end his career after a car accident a month before the show.
As a result he was replaced with Nikita Koloff in the main event.
Most Professional Wrestling historians agree that, had it not been for Magnum’s accident, he could had quite possibly become the NWA version of Hulk Hogan. Just imagine, JCP not being forced to sell to Turner, … Oh well, a man can still dream about a “What If” scenario, right?
The results are here:
– Tim Horner & Nelson Royal def. Rocky and Don Kernodle
– Brad Armstrong vs Jimmy Garvin ended in a draw
– Hector Guerrero & Baron von Raschke def. Shaska Whatley & The Barbarian
– No DQ – NWA United States Tag Team Championship: Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff (c) def. Bobby Jaggers and Dutch Mantell
– Indian Strap: Wahoo McDaniel def. Rick Rude
– NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship: Sam Houston (c) def. Bill Dundee via DQ
– Hair versus Hair match: Jimmy Valiant def. Paul Jones
– Street Fight: Big Bubba Rogers def. Ron Garvin
– First Blood – NWA World Television Championship: Tully Blanchard def. Dusty Rhodes (c)
– Skywalkers match: The Road Warriors def. The Midnight Express
– Steel Cage – NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (c) def. The Anderson Brothers
– NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair (c) vs Nikita Koloff ended in a double DQ
• RAW Star’s New Role Confirms Reports Of Bad News For Her?
As we noted before, Dirty Sheets reported that former RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is continuing to fail the WWE Impact Tests for concussions and still not having feelings in her forearms due to neck issues.
At this point, word going on is that things are looking bad for Bliss as there’s a chance that she might never wrestle again.
However, WWE still plans to keep her on WWE TV by giving her a role similar to that of a General Manager, similar to what they did with Paige (who’s the current SmackDown General Manager).
This was one of the reasons why RAW did a clean sweep of SmackDown Live by 6-0 (WWE didn’t count SmackDown’s win on the Kickoff show), to show that Baron Corbin & Alexa Bliss collectively did a great job to ensure a huge win for RAW.
As seen on last night’s RAW, Baron Corbin made Alexa the assistant General Manager and in charge of the RAW Women’s Division.
This could be a possible sign that things indeed aren’t looking good for Alexa’s in-ring career at this point.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.