• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1994) – Starrcade 1994
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This marks the first ever Starrcade after Hulk Hogan had joined WCW. Most fans don’t know this, but Hulk Hogan was originally booked to wrestle on the inaugural Starrcade in 1983, where he was supposed to team up with Wahoo McDaniel to take on the team of Dick Slater & “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr., but the Hulkster ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation and was replaced with Mark Youngblood.
In the main event, Hogan defended the WCW World Title against his long time friend (who turned against him shortly before the PPV), Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, now calling himself The Butcher.
Below are the results:
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Vader def. Jim Duggan (c)
– Alex Wright def. Jean-Paul Levesque
– WCW World Television Championship
Johnny B. Badd (c) def. Arn Anderson
– The Nasty Boys def. Harlem Heat via DQ
Mr. T def. Kevin Sullivan
– Sting def. Avalanche via DQ
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Hulk Hogan (c) def. The Butcher
• The Undertaker Reportedly Begins Training For WrestleMania 34
While nothing is confirmed at this point, word going on is that The Undertaker has begun training for WrestleMania 34 and the belief backstage in WWE is that “The Deadman” will wrestle at least one more match.
The Undertaker underwent hip replacement surgery earlier this year and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler recently noted that “The Phenom” is in great shape (Jerry & Taker watched Survivor Series 2017 together from the backstage area).
Below is what Lawler said about The Undertaker on his podcast:
“I think he might have looked too good. I think when you get when you hang around or you show up and you look that good, they in the WWE, they’re ready for you to come back. You know, closer to the time after WrestleMania and I think I said that I believe we’ve seen the last of Undertaker in the ring. Now, I’m going to I’m going to go back on my word. Just looking at him the other night, I think there are some more matches left in the Undertaker.”
The Undertaker will return to WWE programming on the 25th anniversary edition of Raw on January 22, 2018 and a lot of questions will be answered regarding his status on that night.