• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 29, 1996) – WCW Starrcade 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 29, 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This was the first Starrcade, Roddy Piper worked since the original one in 1983, where he wrestled Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in the infamous Dog Collar match, as well as Hogan’s first Starrcade as a Heel, after his famous nWo Heel Turn earlier that year.
Here are the results:
– Unification – J-Crown & WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Ultimo Dragon defeated Dean Malenko
– WCW Women’s Championship: Akira Hokuto defeated Madusa
– Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.
– No DQ: Jeff Jarrett defeated Chris Benoit
– WCW World Tag Team Championship: The Outsiders (c) defeated The Faces of Fear
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Eddie Guerrero defeated Diamond Dallas Page
– Lex Luger defeated The Giant
– Roddy Piper defeated Hollywood Hogan
• WWE Interviewer Suffers Injury At Last Night’s RAW Taping (Photo)
WWE taped the December 31st edition of RAW last night in Detroit, Michigan (tap here for complete spoilers).
While we don’t know yet how this happened, WWE Interviewer Charly Caruso suffered an injury during the taping.
Below is a video and a photo that Nia Jax posted about this in her Instagram stories:
Below is what Charly wrote about this on her Instagram story:
“It’s tough out here for us interviewers…”