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WWE Adds More Awesome to upcoming ‘WWE Starrcade’ Live Event

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Except that as-of posting this, the event will not be airing on the WWE Network. Le sigh…

Anyway, this coming Saturday (November 25th), WWE will present ‘Starrcade,’ live from Greensboro, NC, deep in the heart of NWA/WCW/Jim Crockett territory, and, yes, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair will make an appearance at the show (because Greensboro — and North Carolina, by extension — is Ric Flair country). Not stopping there, WWE aims to help make the show as much as a throwback as it possibly can — like NOT broadcasting it live to a larger audience; yes, I AM bitter — by feature an appearance by the limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing, son-of-a-gun himself, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Continue reading WWE Adds More Awesome to upcoming ‘WWE Starrcade’ Live Event

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Rhodes Vs. Flair: Starrcade ‘85 – Doc’D #24

In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match between “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and the late-great “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes from Starrcade 1985. Continue reading Rhodes Vs. Flair: Starrcade ‘85 – Doc’D #24

Respect The WCW World Television Championship, SON!

I can remember when World Championship Wrestling was around, and one of the championship title that intrigued me the most in that promotion WASN’T the World Heavyweight Title.  To be honest, it was the World TELEVISION Championship, and part of was made me curious about it was it’s name, purpose, and how the belt was treated and represented in the company.  Sure, it wasn’t the primary heavyweight championship, nor was it dedicated to a class, group or weight class of talent, but the WCW World Television Title is to be recognized and remembered as one of the important titles in wrestling history.   Continue reading Respect The WCW World Television Championship, SON!

African Palladio, WiFi Moochers, BLOPS2 Memes & Starrcade – WIRed #23

The Future is SO BRIGHT……

This week on WIRed #23 (JORDAN!), Palladio’s architectural style found in AFRICA, WiFi moochers better beware, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 memes, and the brief story behind NWA Starrcade!   Continue reading African Palladio, WiFi Moochers, BLOPS2 Memes & Starrcade – WIRed #23

The Stars Aligning for NWA Starrcade

The annual professional wrestling event Starrcade was held from 1983 to 1990 by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), then by World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2000.  Starrcade was the promotion’s flagship event that featured the culmination of the most popular feuds in the company and the show eventually rivaled the World Wrestling Federation’s WrestleMania event (even though Starrcade was typically held in November or December, while WrestleMania is held in March or April). From 1983 to 1987, the show was produced by Jim Crockett Promotions, the top and most dominant promotion of the NWA, and was usually held on Thanksgiving Day. In 1988, due to financial problems, JCP was sold to Ted Turner and was renamed WCW, and when the WWF threatened cable providers to not carry Starrcade and instead carry the inaugural  Survivor Series on Thanksgiving 1987, Starrcade’s yearly schedule was changed to December, and remained that way for all future Starrcade events. Continue reading The Stars Aligning for NWA Starrcade