• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History – December 28, 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 28, 1997, WCW Starrcade 1997 took place. This was the most bought WCW PPV in history, with a buyrate of 1.9.
The event featured a highly anticipated bout in the main event, where Sting challenged Hollywood Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
Below are the results from the PPV:
– WCW Cruiserweight Title Match: Eddy Guerrero def. Dean Malenko to retain the Title.
– Scott Norton, Vincent and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) def. The Steiner Brothers and Ray Traylor (with Ted DiBiase)
– Goldberg def. Steve McMichael
– Raven’s Rules Match: Saturn (with Raven) def. Chris Benoit
– Buff Bagwell def. Lex Luger
– WCW United States Title Match: Diamond Dallas Page def. Curt Hennig to win the Title.
– Larry Zbyszko def. Eric Bischoff via DQ. Bret Hart was the special guest referee in this match. The stipulation was: “If Bischoff won, he would get complete control of WCW Monday Nitro, if Zbyszko won, he would face Scott Hall at Souled Out.”
– WCW World Heavyweight Title Match: Sting def. Hollywood Hogan to win the Title.
You can watch the main event in full length below:
• WWE SmackDown Live Event Results: Former Champion Returns, AJ Styles Defends The WWE Title In A Steel Cage Match, Dolph Ziggler Misses The Event
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles successfully defended the WWE Championship in a Steel Cage match against Jinder Mahal at a WWE Live Event in Detroit, Michigan last night.
Also, former SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch returned at the event and former United States Champion Dolph Ziggler missed the event to continue his current storyline.
— BeckyLynch.net (@BeckyLynchNET) December 28, 2017
Below are the results:
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) def. The New Day to retain the Titles.
– Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan def. Becky Lynch & Naomi
– Tye Dillinger def. Sin Cara
– Rusev, Aiden English & Mojo Rawley def. The Ascension & Zack Ryder
– Randy Orton, Bobby Roode & Shinsuke Nakamura def. Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair (c) def. Natalya, Tamina Snuka & Ms. Money In The Bank Carmella to retain the Title.
– Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) def. Jinder Mahal to retain the Title.