OK, so I have neither a machete nor a goalie’s mask, but depending on circumstances within, WCW would be either cutting edge or cut up into little pieces. Thus, the subtitle works for the upcoming holiday.
Let’s finish out 2015 with the best Starrcade matches.
1983 – Harley Race versus Ric Flair for the NWA World title
1983 – Gerry and Jack Brisco versus Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood for the NWA World tag team titles
1984 – Tully Blanchard versus Ricky Steamboat
1985 – Tully Blanchard versus Magnum T.A. for the NWA US title
1985 – Ivan & Nikita Koloff versus Rock’n’Roll Express for the NWA World tag team titles
1986 – Rock’n’Roll Express versus Ole & Arn Anderson for the NWA World tag team titles
1987 – Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard versus the Road Warriors for the NWA World tag team titles
1988 – Ric Flair versus Lex Luger for the NWA World title
1989 – Steiners versus the Road Warriors
1990 – Sting versus the Black Scorpion
1992 – Sting versus Vader for the King of Cable
1993 – Vader versus Ric Flair
1994 – Jim Duggan versus Vader
1995 – Shinjiro Otani versus Eddie Guerrero
1995 – Jushin Liger versus Chris Benoit
1996 – Ultimo Dragon versus Dean Malenko
1997 – Dean Malenko versus Eddie Guerrero for the WCW Cruiserweight title
1998 – Billy Kidman versus Juventud Guerrera versus Rey Mysterio, Jr. for the WCW Cruiserweight title
2000 – Three Count versus Jung Dragons versus Jamie Noble & Evan Karagis
Yes, 1991 and 1999 were skipped for obvious reasons. So which one is your favorite? Which one stands out from the rest? Do you have a top 5? Am I missing a particular match that you prefer?
My favorites are the following:
- Blanchard/Magnum from ‘85
- Otani/Guerrero from ‘95
- Koloffs/R&R Express from ‘85
- Liger/Benoit from ‘95
- Vader/Flair from ‘93
Happy New Year from your favorite Rock Star!
Also, please be sure to check out all of my reflections at rockstargary.com.