• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 28, 1997) – WCW Starrcade 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 28, 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Starrcade 1997’ LIVE on PPV from the MCI Center in Washington, DC.
This was the 15th annual Starrcade event out of 18 that aired between 1983 and 2000, with the first 5 being promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions, before Turner bought the company.
Starrcade 1997 ended up being the pay-per-view with the most buys in WCW history!
Here are the results:
– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Dean Malenko
– Scott Norton, Vincent & Randy Savage defeated Ray Traylor & The Steiner Brothers
– Goldberg defeated Steve McMichael
– Raven’s Rules: Perry Saturn defeated Chris Benoit
– Buff Bagwell defeated Lex Luger
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Curt Hennig (c)
– Larry Zbyszko defeated Eric Bischoff via DQ
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan (c)
• SmackDown Star Defeats John Cena At Last Night’s WWE Live Event (Video)
At last night’s WWE SmackDown Live Event in Uniondale, NY, “Free Agent” John Cena received the opportunity to become a 17 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion when he faced Daniel Bryan in a Steel Cage match for the WWE Championship.
However, Cena was unsuccessful in capturing the WWE Title.
You can watch the finish of Cena vs. Bryan from last night below:
Below are the results from this Live Event:
– MizTV segment with Mustafa Ali as guest.
– Mustafa Ali def. The Miz
– Carmella & R-Truth def. Zelina Vega & Andrade “Cien” Almas
– Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson & Shelton Benjamin def. The Colons & Aiden English
– Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. SAnitY
– Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar (c) def. The New Day & The Usos to retain the Titles.
– Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) def. John Cena to retain the Title.
– Naomi & Lana def. The IIconics and Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
– United States Championship Match: Rusev (c) def. Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the Title.
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Asuka (c) def. Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch to retain the Title.