WCW Title: Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting, WCW United States Title: Curt Hennig vs. Dallas Page, WCW Cruiserweight Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko, Control of Nitro: Eric bischoff vs. Larry Zybisco


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Malenko ...
Larry Whistler ...
Perry Saturn ...
Marcus Bagwell ...
Larry Pfohl ...
Steve McMichael ...


WCW Title: Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting, WCW United States Title: Curt Hennig vs. Dallas Page, WCW Cruiserweight Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko, Control of Nitro: Eric bischoff vs. Larry Zybisco

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Release Date:

28 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Starrcade  »

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I hate this PPV with a passion! WCW ruined almost two years of booking with one foolish mistake.
14 February 2017 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

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Your commentators are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay & Dusty Rhodes

Cruiserweight Title

Eddie Guerrero (C) Vs Dean Malenko

Eddie retains with the Frogsplash. This was a decent match that should have been a lot better. It moved a little slowly at times and I know what these two are capable of. Obviously, it was fairly entertaining, but this wasn't their best night.

**3/4 out of 5

Kevin Nash has no-showed apparently against The Giant. Scott Hall confirms that Kevin Nash won't be here tonight. Hall tries to battle The Giant, but The Giant kicks his ass and powerbombs him. Was Nash afraid of jobbing or something? Knowing his political BS back then, I wouldn't be surprised. I like Nash, but I'm just being honest.

The Steiner Brothers & Ray Traylor Vs Randy Savage, Vincent & Scott Norton

Savage is being so wasted here. Savage gets the pin for the heel team by pinning Scott Steiner. Better than I expected, but that isn't saying much. I was only half-paying attention.

** out of 5

Goldberg Vs Steve McMichael

Goldberg wins with a Jackhammer. This was TERRIBLE! It was almost unwatchable and extremely plodding. McMichael is a joke and Goldberg, as charismatic as he is, can't carry McMichael. Awful, awful stuff.

3/4* out of 5

Chris Beniot Vs Saturn

Raven chickens out for the 80th time. Saturn wins after Raven and Van Hammer cost Benoit the match. Benoit fights them off valiantly, but succumbs to defeat. This was an OK match. It had its moments and Benoit looked like a world beater at times. It just makes people wanna see Benoit get his hands on Raven that much more.

**1/4 out of 5

Buff Bagwell Vs Lex Luger

Bagwell wins, thanks to help from the nWo. This was an overbooked mess. The win does NOTHING for Bagwell. He looks extremely weak in victory. Not that I care, because I always thought Bagwell sucked. Boring and overbooked overall.

* out of 5

United States Title

Curt Hennig (C) Vs DDP

DDP wins the title with the Diamond Cutter. This was a pretty mediocre match that picked up a little bit near the end. If Hennig was in his prime, this match would have been killer. That aside, DDP winning the title is a great feel good moment for the original People's Champion.

*3/4 out of 5

Winner gets Nitro

Larry Zbyszko Vs Eric Bischoff

Bret Hart is the special referee. Zbyszko wins after stops Bischoff from cheating and puts the sharpshooter on Scott Hall. This could have been a disaster, but it was very well booked. Bret Hart's ambiguity was perfect and made you wonder whose side he really was on. The fans went bonkers after Bret beat up Bischoff and Hall. Bret could have been HUGE in WCW. What a shame. It started off so well.

Not Rated.

World Heavyweight Title

'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan (C) Vs Sting

Hogan pins Sting clean 1,2,3.... Yes, seriously. No shenanigans, nothing. Inexplicably, Bret Hart punches Nick Patrick and restarts the match as referee. Sting puts Hogan in the Scorpion Deathlock and Sting wins the title. The WCW wrestlers surround Sting and hoist him on their shoulders. This is one of the biggest letdowns in wrestling history. After almost TWO YEARS of buildup and amazing storytelling, this is the bullshi***** we get? This was the start of WCW's downfall. Sting's "moral" victory doesn't change that he got his ass whipped by Hogan and pinned clean. Everything else feels tacked on. It's very much like Luger's "moral" win at Summerslam 93 over Yokozuna. Terrible match in general and one of the most angry times to be a wrestling fan. What a crock of sh****

* out of 5

This was one of the most anticipated PPV's in wrestling history. It had the chance to put WCW over the top. They blew it big time. I don't know if it was egos, stupid booking, or what not. The brilliant booking of Sting was ruined this very night. Almost two years for nothing. Bret looked cool and all, but they'd ruin him soon as well.


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