• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 28, 1985) – NWA Starrcade 1985: The Gathering
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 28, 1985, Jim Crockett Promotions aired ‘NWA Starrcade 1985: The Gathering’ LIVE on closed-circuit television from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, and The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
This was the 3rd 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).
The results were:
– Vacant NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship: Krusher Khruschev defeated Sam Houston
– Texas Bullrope: Ron Bass defeated Black Bart
– Texas Bullrope: James J. Dillon defeated Ron Bass
– NWA National Heavyweight Championship: Buddy Landel defeated Terry Taylor (c)
– “I Quit” Steel Cage – NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Magnum T.A. defeated Tully Blanchard (c)
– Steel Cage – NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff (c)
– Mexican Death match: Manny Fernandez defeated Abdullah the Butcher
– Arm Wrestling: Superstar Billy Graham defeated The Barbarian via DQ
– Superstar Billy Graham defeated The Barbarian via DQ
– NWA National Tag Team Championship: The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (c) defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes
– Atlanta Street Fight: Jimmy Valiant & Miss Atlanta Lively defeated The Midnight Express
– NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair (c)
• Rumor Killer On Popular Finisher Being Banned In WWE Again
Twitter user Ben Kerin began a rumor that an “insider source” told him that WWE has banned Seth Rollins’ finisher, Curb Stomp, once again due to there being an issue with the USA Network.
This rumor was posted after Seth Rollins used his Falcon’s Arrow move to pin Dolph Ziggler in their Intercontinental Championship match on RAW.
Rollins himself killed this rumor by tweeting the following:
?? your source is incorrect bubba.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) November 27, 2018
The Wrestling Observer noted that the reason why Rollins got the win over Ziggler with the Falcon’s Arrow is to get the move over and make it a hotter near fall in the future.
WATCH: Seth Rollins Suplexes Dean Ambrose Off The Top Of A Steel Cage At Starrcade 2018: