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Larry Pfohl ...
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Abdullah the Butcher ...
Abdullah the Butcher
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Barry Windham ...
Scott Bigelow ...
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NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger, Bunkhouse Stampede: Junk Yard Dog vs. Steve Williams vs. Dustin Rhodes vs. Eddie Gilbert vs. Abdullah the Butcher vs. Dick Murdoch vs. Ray Candy, NWA United States Heavyweight Title: Barry Windham vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, NWA Tag Team Titles: The Road Warriors vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes, NWA Television Title: Mike Rotunda vs. Rick Steiner, The New Midnight Express vs. The Midnight Express, The Russian Assassins vs. Ivan Koloff & The Junk Yard Dog, Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan vs. The Fantastics Written by Anonymous

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Final PPV appearance for the Fantastics and final PPV appearance for Bobby Fulton, for any promotion. See more »


Dusty Rhodes: If Sting has to carry me on his back damn it all... if he has to drag me in a wagon... I'm breathing, you understand what 'm saying, I'm breathing... You should have got it done. It's violence for the sake of violence, but I will turn it around... to my violence, to my thunder, to my lightning bolt.
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Consistent show. One of the best in the Starrcade series!
1 May 2005 | by (Memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

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* The Fantastics vs Kevin Sullivan & Dr Death (5) Fulton & Rogers do their best to carry the Varsity Club to a good match. Not bad, just very sloppy in spots.

* Midnight Express vs Original Midnight Express (7) Great old school NWA tag match. Originals are Randy Rose & Dennis Condrey. Super hot crowd in this one. Jim Cornette and Paul E are a riot inside and outside the ring.

* JYD & Ivan Koloff vs Russian Asassins (1) This is the match to skip. Pretty boring affair involving 4 of the most nonathletic wrestlers you'll ever see.

* Mike Rotunda vs Rick Steiner (6) Some great mat wrestling in this one. Too long but the finish is satisfying as Steiner goes over. The crowd goes insane for the victory.

* Barry Windham vs Bam Bam Bigelow (7) Windham is the man and he proves it by carrying Bigelow to the most entertaining match of his career (IMO). Countout finish is my only complaint about this one.

* Sting & Dusty Rhodes vs The Road Warriors (7) Another super hot match where the crowd is just crazy. Everyone busts ass in this one (even Dusty). Very entertaining match with a disappointing DQ finish.

* Ric Flair vs Lex Luger (8) The rules in this one are if Flair gets DQed, he loses the title. Good action for most of this 30 minute match. Luger's repetitive move-set gets annoying from time to time but Flair's brilliance makes up for it. Good finish to the PPV as Flair goes over clean and seemingly ends his feud with Luger.

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