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”

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”

Vietnam Drive-By Photogs REGULARly SHOWing Starrcade ’87- WIRed #46


Contents of this week’s episode of WIRed includes: talk of Vietnam’s Blade Runner-esque pavilion proposal, innovations in drive-by PHOTO shooting, Regular Show goes the way of gaming, and strange crowd reactions at Starrcade ’87. Also, Call of Duty: Ghosts and allergies are things… Continue reading “Vietnam Drive-By Photogs REGULARly SHOWing Starrcade ’87- WIRed #46”

As The Crowd Turns: Ric Flair vs. Ronnie Garvin, NWA World Title at Starrade ’87

Back in the day, the National Wrestling Alliance’s Starrcade pay-per-view was one of the most — if not THE MOST — prominent wrestling supershows in the country! For a brief rundown of the history of the event, check out this older story I wrote.  Anyway, at the 1987 edition of Starrcade (given the subtitle of “Chi-Town Heat” since it was held in…well…CHICAGO), Ron Garvin was … Continue reading As The Crowd Turns: Ric Flair vs. Ronnie Garvin, NWA World Title at Starrade ’87

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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”

Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A. ("I Quit" Cage Match at Starrcade 1985)

Okay everyone: THIS. IS. WRESTLING.

Above is the final 8:30 minutes of the “I Quit” Steel Cage Match at NWA Starrcade 1985 between Tully Blanchard (Champion; accompanied by Baby Doll) and Magnum T.A. (Challenger) for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship. This match (in its entirety, anyway) embodies my opinions of the best types of wrestling matches: it depended more on telling the story of the match to the audience through the flow of the match, rather than depend on a series of disjointed short spots like most wrestling matches today do.   Continue reading “Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A. ("I Quit" Cage Match at Starrcade 1985)”