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Starrcade 1983


"A Flair for the Gold"
November 24, 1983 in Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum drawing 15,447
Shown live on CCTV drawing 32,400
  1. The Assassins beat Rufus R Jones & Bugsy McGraw (8:06) when Assassin #1 pinned McGraw.

  2. Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin beat Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver (6:38) when Lewin pinned Weaver.

  3. Abdullah the Butcher pinned Carlos Colon (4:27).

  4. Dick Slater & Bob Orton, Jr. beat Mark Youngblood & Wahoo McDaniel (13:50) when Orton pinned Youngblood.

  5. Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) pinned The Great Kabuki (13:33) in a "no DQ, no time limit" match to win the NWA TV Title.

  6. Roddy Piper pinned Greg Valentine (16:06) in a "dog collar" match.

  7. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Jack & Jerry Brisco (12:48) in a "no DQ" match to win the NWA Tag Title when Youngblood pinned Jerry. Angelo Mosca was the special referee.

  8. Ric Flair pinned Harley Race (23:46) in a "steel cage" match to win the NWA World Title. Gene Kiniski was the special referee.
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Starrcade 1984


"The Million Dollar Challenge"
November 22, 1984 in Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum drawing 15,821
Shown live on CCTV drawing 26,000
  1. Denny Brown pinned Mike Davis (5:47) to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title.

  2. Brian Adias pinned Mr. Ito (3:10).

  3. Florida Champ Jesse Barr pinned Mike Graham (11:45).

  4. The Assassin & Buzz Tyler beat The Zambuie Express (4:46) in an "elimination" match. The Assassin was the sole survivor.
    • Akeem and Tyler were counted out (4:26).
    • The Assassin pinned Muhammad (4:46).

  5. Manny Fernandez beat Black Bart (7:35) to win the Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Title.

  6. Paul Jones pinned Jimmy Valiant (5:21) in a "loser leaves town tuxedo street fight" match.

  7. Mid-Atlantic Champ Ron Bass (9:06) beat Dick Slater via DQ.

  8. Ivan & Nikita Koloff beat Ole Anderson & Keith Larson (15:22) when Ivan pinned Larson.

  9. NWA TV Champ Tully Blanchard pinned Ricky Steamboat (13:14).

  10. NWA U.S. Champ Wahoo McDaniel pinned Billy Graham (4:12).

  11. NWA World Champ Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes (12:10) when special referee Joe Frazier stopped the match due to Rhodes' excessive bleeding. Kyle Petty was a guest judge for this match.
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Starrcade 1985


"The Gathering"
November 28, 1985
Shown live on CCTV drawing 37,000
Total gate including live arenas was $936,000

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Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum
  1. NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champ Denny Brown pinned Rocky King.

  2. Don Kernodle pinned Tommy Lane.

  3. Krusher Khruschev pinned Sam Houston to win the vacant Mid-Atlantic Title.

  4. Ron Bass pinned Black Bart (15:00) in a "bullrope" match.

  5. JJ Dillon pinned Ron Bass (3:00) in a "bullrope" match.

  6. Buddy Landel pinned Terry Taylor (17:00) to win the National Title.

  7. Magnum TA beat Tully Blanchard (16:00) in a "steel cage I quit" match to win the NWA U.S. Title.

  8. The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Ivan & Nikita Koloff (7:00) in a "steel cage" match to win the NWA Tag Title when Morton pinned Ivan.
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Atlanta, GA at The Omni drawing 16,000
  1. Thunderfoot pinned The Italian Stallion.

  2. Pez Whatley beat Mike Graham.

  3. Manny Fernandez pinned Abdullah the Butcher in a "Mexican death" match.

  4. Billy Graham beat The Barbarian via DQ in and "arm wrestling" match.

  5. Billy Graham beat The Barbarian (3:00) via DQ.

  6. Ole & Arn Anderson beat Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes (8:00) when Arn pinned McDaniel.

  7. Jimmy Valiant & Miss Atlanta Lively (Ronnie Garvin) beat The Midnight Express (Eaton & Condrey) in a "street fight" match when Lively pinned Eaton.

  8. Dusty Rhodes beat NWA World Champ Ric Flair (22:04) via DQ.
Note: The matches alternated from site to site. Match orders are correct for each site, but not for the overall card.

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Starrcade 1986


"Night of the Skywalkers"
November 27, 1986
Shown live on CCTV drawing 47,000 ($950,000)

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Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum drawing 16,000 ($380,000)
  1. Tim Horner & Nelson Royal beat Don & Rocky Kernodle (7:30) when Horner pinned Kernodle.

  2. Hector Guerrero & Baron Von Raschke beat Shaska Whatley & The Barbarian (7:25) when Raschke pinned Whatley.

  3. Wahoo McDaniel beat Rick Rude (9:05) in an "Indian strap" match.

  4. Jimmy Valiant pinned Paul Jones (4:00) in a "hair vs hair" match.

  5. Tully Blanchard beat Dusty Rhodes (7:30) in a "first blood" match to win the NWA TV Title.

  6. NWA Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Ole & Arn Anderson (20:20) in a "steel cage" match when Morton pinned Ole.
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Atlanta, GA at The Omni drawing 14,000
  1. Brad Armstrong drew Jimmy Garvin (15:00).

  2. NWA US Tag Champs Krusher Khruschev & Ivan Koloff beat Bobby Jaggers & Dutch Mantel (9:10) in a "no DQ" match when Koloff pinned Jaggers.

  3. Central States Champ Sam Houston beat Bill Dundee (10:24) via DQ.

  4. Big Bubba Rogers beat Ronnie Garvin (11:50) via knockout in a "Louisville street fight" match.

  5. The Road Warriors beat The Midnight Express (Eaton & Condrey) (7:00) in a "scaffold" match.

  6. NWA World Champ Ric Flair beat Nikita Koloff (20:00) via DQ.
Note: The matches alternated from site to site. Match orders are correct for each site, but not for the overall card.

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Starrcade 1987


"Chi-Town Heat"
November 26, 1987 in Chicago, IL
UIC Pavilion drawing 8,000 ($180,000)
Shown live on CCTV drawing ??? ($820,000)
Shown live on PPV (3.3)
  1. Sting, Michael Hayes, & Jimmy Garvin drew Eddie Gilbert, Rick Steiner, & Larry Zbysko (15:00).

  2. UWF Champ Steve Williams pinned Barry Windham (7:02).

  3. The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Midnight Express (Eaton & Lane) (9:35) in a "scaffold" match.

  4. NWA TV Champ Nikita Koloff pinned Terry Taylor (18:55) to win the UWF TV Title.

  5. NWA Tag Champs Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard beat The Road Warriors (14:13) via DQ.

  6. Dusty Rhodes pinned Lex Luger (16:23) in a "steel cage" match to win the NWA US Title.

  7. Ric Flair pinned Ronnie Garvin (17:25) in a "steel cage" match to win the NWA World Title.
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Starrcade 1988


"True Gritt"
December 26, 1988 in Norfolk, VA
The Scope drawing 10,000 ($150,000)
Shown live on PPV (1.8)
  1. Kevin Sullivan & Steve Williams beat The Fantastics (Fulton & Rogers) (15:50) to win the NWA US Tag Title when Williams pinned Fulton.

  2. The Midnight Express (Eaton & Lane) beat Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose (17:46) when Lane pinned Rose.

  3. The Russian Assassins beat Junkyard Dog & Ivan Koloff (6:47) when Koloff was pinned by Assassin #1 (Angel of Death).

  4. Rick Steiner pinned Mike Rotunda (17:59) to win the NWA TV Title.

  5. NWA US Champ Barry Windham beat Bam Bam Bigelow (16:17) via countout.

  6. Dusty Rhodes & Sting beat NWA Tag Champs The Road Warriors (11:20) via DQ.

  7. NWA World Champ Ric Flair pinned Lex Luger (30:59).

  8. Junkyard Dog won a "bunkhouse stampede." Also in the match were: Abdullah the Butcher, Ray Candy, Eddie Gilbert, Junkyard Dog, Dick Murdoch, Dustin Rhodes, Steve Williams, and others.
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Starrcade 1989


"Future Shock/Night of the Iron Men"
December 13, 1989 in Atlanta, GA
The Omni drawing 6,000 ($70,000)
Shown live on PPV (1.3)
  1. Rick & Scott Steiner beat Doom (12:24) via countout.

  2. Lex Luger pinned Sting (11:31).

  3. The Road Warriors beat Doom (8:31) when Animal pinned Reed.

  4. Ric Flair pinned The Great Muta (1:55).

  5. Rick & Scott Steiner beat The Road Warriors (7:27) when Scott pinned Animal.

  6. Sting pinned The Great Muta (8:41).

  7. Samoan Savage & Fatu beat Doom (8:22) when Fatu pinned Reed.

  8. Lex Luger drew Ric Flair (17:15).

  9. Samoan Savage & Fatu beat Rick & Scott Steiner (14:05) via DQ.

  10. Lex Luger beat The Great Muta (11:08) via DQ.

  11. The Road Warriors beat Samoan Savage & Fatu (5:18) to win the Iron Team Tournament when Hawk pinned Fatu.

  12. Sting pinned Ric Flair (14:30) to win the Iron Man Tournament.
Final Tournament Standings

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Starrcade 1990


"Collision Course"
December 16, 1990 in St Louis, MO
Kiel Auditorium in 7,200 ($93,425)
Shown live on PPV (1.3)
  1. Bill Irwin pinned TC Carter.

  2. Bobby Eaton pinned Tom Zenk (8:45).

  3. Rick & Scott Steiner (Team USA) beat Sgt Krueger & Col DeKlerk (Team Africa) (2:12) when Scott pinned DeKlerk.

  4. Konnan & Rey Misterio (Mexico) beat Chris Adams & Norman Smiley (Team UK) (5:29) when Konnan pinned Smiley.

  5. The Great Muta & Mr Saito (Team Japan) beat Jack Victory & Rip Morgan (Team New Zealand) (5:41) when Muta pinned Victory.

  6. Victor Zangiev & Salman Hashimikov (Team USSR) beat Danny Johnson & Troy Montour (Team Canada) (3:54) when Hashimikov pinned Montour.

  7. Michael Wallstreet pinned Terry Taylor (6:52).

  8. The Skyscrapers (Spivey & Vicious) beat Big Cat & The Motor City Madman (1:01) when Vicious pinned Madman.

  9. Tommy Rich & Ricky Morton beat The Freebirds (Garvin & Hayes) (6:13) when Morton pinned Garvin.

  10. Rick & Scott Steiner beat Konnan & Rey Misterio (2:51) when Rick pinned Misterio.

  11. The Great Muta & Mr Saito beat Victor Zangiev & Salman Hashimikov (3:08) when Muta pinned Zangiev.

  12. Lex Luger pinned Stan Hansen (10:13) in a "bullrope" match to win the NWA US Title.

  13. NWA Tag Champs Doom NC Arn Anderson & Barry Windham (7:19) in a "street fight" match when Windham pinned Simmons and Reed pinned Anderson simultaneously.

  14. Rick & Scott Steiner beat The Great Muta & Mr Saito (10:52) to win the Pat O'Conner Memorial International Tag Tournament when Rick pinned Saito.

  15. NWA World Champ Sting pinned Black Scorpion (18:31) in a "steel cage" match. Dick the Bruiser was the special referee.
Pat O'Conner Tag Team Tournament Bracketing

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Starrcade 1991


"BattleBowl/The Lethal Lottery"
December 29, 1991 in Norfolk, VA
The Scope drawing 9,000 ($92,000)
Shown live on PPV (1.0)
  1. Marcus Bagwell & Jimmy Garvin beat Tracey Smothers & Michael Hayes (12:45) when Bagwell pinned Smothers.

  2. Steve Austin & Rick Rude beat Big Josh & Van Hammer (12:56) when Rude pinned Hammer.

  3. Richard Morton & Dustin Rhodes beat Larry Zbysko & El Gigante (5:54) when Rhodes pinned Zbysko.

  4. Bill Kazmeier & Jushin Liger beat Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Graham (13:08) when Liger pinned Page.

  5. Ricky Steamboat & Todd Champion beat Cactus Jack & Buddy Lee Parker (7:48) when Steamboat pinned Parker.

  6. Lex Luger & Arn Anderson beat Tom Zenk & Terrance Taylor (10:25) when Luger pinned Taylor.

  7. Sting & Abdullah the Butcher beat Bobby Eaton & Brian Pillman (5:55) when Sting pinned Eaton.

  8. Big Van Vader & Mr Hughes beat The Nightstalker & Rick Steiner (5:05) when Vader pinned Nightstalker.

  9. Scott Steiner & Firebreaker Chip beat Arachnaman & Johnny B Badd (11:16) when Steiner pinned Arachnaman.

  10. Thomas Rich & Ron Simmons beat Steve Armstrong & PN News (12:01) when Simmons pinned Armstrong.

  11. Sting won a "two-ring battle royal" (25:10). All of the winners of the tag team bouts were in the match.
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Starrcade 1992


"BattleBowl/The Lethal Lottery"
December 28, 1992 in Atlanta, GA
The Omni drawing 8,000 ($70,000)
Shown live on PPV (0.5)
  1. Brad Armstrong pinned Shanghai Pierce (7:30).

  2. Van Hammer & Danny Spivey beat Johnny B Badd & Cactus Jack (6:51) when Hammer pinned Cactus.

  3. Big Van Vader & Dustin Rhodes beat Kensuke Sasaki & The Barbarian (6:56) when Rhodes pinned The Barbarian.

  4. The Great Muta & Barry Windham beat Brian Pillman & Too Cold Scorpio (6:59) when Muta pinned Scorpio.

  5. Steve Williams & Sting beat Jushin Liger & Erik Watts (9:08) when Williams pinned Watts.

  6. NWA & WCW Tag Champs Shane Douglas & Ricky Steamboat beat Barry Windham & Brian Pillman (20:02) when Douglas pinned Windham.

  7. Sting pinned Big Van Vader (16:50) to win the "King of Cable" tournament.

  8. WCW World Champ Ron Simmons beat Steve Williams (15:12) via DQ.

  9. NWA World Champ Masa Chono beat The Great Muta (12:49) via submission.

  10. The Great Muta won a "battle royal" (14:01). Also in the match were the winners of the first four tag team matches.
King of Cable Tournament Bracketing

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Starrcade 1993


December 27, 1993 in Charlotte, NC
Independence Arena drawing 8,200 ($62,000)
Shown live on PPV (0.55)
  1. Terry Taylor pinned The Equalizer.

  2. Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma beat Marcus Bagwell & Too Cold Scorpio (11:45) when Orndorff pinned Scorpio.

  3. The Shockmaster pinned King Kong (1:34).

  4. WCW TV Champ Steven Regal drew Ricky Steamboat (15:00).

  5. Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne beat Tex Slashinger & Shanghai Pierce (7:48) when Cactus pinned Slashinger.

  6. WCW International World Champ Rick Rude pinned The Boss (9:08).

  7. Steve Austin beat Dustin Rhodes (15:00) in two straight falls to win the WCW US Title.
    • Rhodes was DQed (13:32).
    • Austin pinned Rhodes (15:00).

  8. Sting & Road Warrior Hawk beat WCW Tag Champs The Nasty Boys (29:11) via DQ.

  9. Ric Flair pinned Vader (21:11) to win the WCW World Title.
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Starrcade 1994


"Triple Threat"
December 27, 1994 in Nashville, TN
Municipal Auditorium drawing 8,200 ($82,000)
Shown live on PPV (0.6)
  1. Vader pinned Jim Duggan (12:06) to win the WCW US Title.

  2. Alex Wright pinned Jean Paul Levesque (14:03).

  3. WCW TV Champ Johnny B. Badd pinned Arn Anderson (11:21).

  4. The Nasty Boys beat Harlem Heat (17:49) via DQ.

  5. Mr. T pinned Kevin Sullivan (3:50).

  6. Sting beat Avalanche (15:26) via DQ.

  7. WCW World Champ Hulk Hogan pinned The Butcher (12:07).
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Starrcade 1995


"World Cup of Wrestling"
December 27, 1995 in Nashville, TN
Municipal Auditorium drawing 8,200 ($83,855)
Shown live on PPV (0.36)
  1. Diamond Dallas Page beat Dave Sullivan.

  2. Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs beat Bobby Eaton & Steven Regal when Regal pinned Eaton.

  3. Jushin Liger (NJ) pinned Chris Benoit (WCW) (10:29).

  4. Koji Kanemoto (NJ) pinned Alex Wright (WCW) (11:44).

  5. Lex Luger (WCW) beat Masa Chono (NJ) (6:41) via submission.

  6. Johnny B. Badd (WCW) beat Masa Saito (NJ) (5:52) via DQ.

  7. Shinjiro Ohtani (NJ) pinned Eddie Guerrero (WCW) (13:43).

  8. Randy Savage (WCW) pinned Hiroyoshi Tenzan (NJ) (6:55).

  9. Sting (WCW) pinned Kensuke Sasaki (NJ) (6:52) to win the World Cup of Wrestling 4-3.

  10. Ric Flair beat Lex Luger and Sting (28:03) via countout in a "triangle" match.

  11. Ric Flair pinned Randy Savage (8:41) to win the WCW World Title.

  12. One Man Gang wrestled Kensuke Sasaki. As shown on TV, Gang pinned Sasaki to win the WCW US Title. However, in the arena the match was continued due to the controversial pin and ended with Sasaki pinning OMG to retain the WCW US Title.
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Starrcade 1996


December 29, 1996 in Nashville, TN
Municipal Auditorium drawing 9,030 ($113,040)
Shown live on PPV (0.95)
  1. Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito beat Jerrito Estrada & Piratita Morgan (7:00) when Sagrada pinned Morgan.

  2. J Crown Champ Ultimate Dragon pinned Dean Malenko (18:30) to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title.

  3. Akira Hokuto pinned Madusa (7:06) to become the first WCW Women's Champion.

  4. Jushin Liger pinned Rey Misterio, Jr. (14:16).

  5. Jeff Jarrett pinned Chris Benoit (13:48).

  6. WCW Tag Champs Scott Hall & Kevin Nash beat Meng & The Barbarian (11:52) when Nash pinned Barbarian.

  7. Eddie Guerrero pinned Diamond Dallas Page (15:20) to win the vacant WCW US Title.

  8. Lex Luger pinned The Giant (13:23).

  9. Roddy Piper beat Hulk Hogan (15:36) via sleeperhold.
US Title Tournament Bracketing

Women's Title Tournament Bracketing

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Starrcade 1997


December 28, 1997 in Washington, D.C.
MCI Center drawing 17,500 ($543,000)
Shown live on PPV (1.9)
  1. WCW Cruiserweight Champ Eddie Guerrero pinned Dean Malenko (14:57).

  2. Randy Savage, Scott Norton, & Vincent beat Ray Traylor, Rick & Scott Steiner (11:06) when Savage pinned Scott.

  3. Bill Goldberg pinned Steve McMichael (5:59).

  4. Saturn beat Chris Benoit (10:50) via submission in a "no DQ" match.

  5. Buff Bagwell pinned Lex Luger (16:36).

  6. Diamond Dallas Page pinned Curt Hennig (10:52) to win the WCW US Title.

  7. Larry Zbysko (WCW) beat Eric Bischoff (NOW) (11:12) via DQ in a match for control of Monday Nitro. Bret Hart was the guest referee.

  8. Sting beat Hulk Hogan (12:54) via submission to win the WCW World Title.
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Starrcade 1998


December 27, 1998 in Washington, DC
MCI Center drawing 16,066 ($584,236)
Shown live on PPV (1.15)
  1. WCW Cruiserweight Champ Billy Kidman beat Rey Misterio, Jr. and Juventud Guerrera (14:55) in a "triangle" match when he pinned Guerrera.

  2. WCW Cruiserweight Champ Billy Kidman pinned Eddie Guerrero (10:49).

  3. Norman Smiley beat Prince Iaukea (11:31) via submission.

  4. Perry Saturn pinned Ernest Miller (7:07).

  5. Bryan Adams & Scott Norton beat Fit Finlay & Jerry Flynn (8:56) when Norton pinned Flynn.

  6. WCW TV Champ Konnan beat Chris Jericho (7:27) via submission.

  7. Eric Bischoff pinned Ric Flair (7:08).

  8. Diamond Dallas Page pinned The Giant (12:45).

  9. Kevin Nash pinned Bill Goldberg (11:20) to win the WCW World Title.
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Starrcade 1999


December 19, 1999 in Washington, DC
MCI Center drawing 8,582 ($362,550)
Shown live on PPV (0.32)
  1. Vito Lograsso & Johnny the Bull beat Disco Inferno & Lash LeRoux (9:39) when Lograsso pinned LeRoux.

  2. Madusa pinned Evan Koragis (3:32) to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title.

  3. WCW Hardcore Champ Norman Smiley pinned Meng (4:29).

  4. Shane Douglas, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, & Asya beat Jim Duggan, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, & Rick Steiner (4:53) when Douglas pinned Duggan.

  5. Vampiro beat Steve Williams (5:02) via DQ.

  6. Vampiro pinned Oklahoma (2:52).

  7. Creative Control & Curt Hennig beat Harlem Heat & Midnight (7:53) when Don pinned Booker.

  8. Jeff Jarrett pinned Dustin Rhodes (11:21) in a "bunkhouse" match.

  9. Diamond Dallas Page pinned David Flair (3:26).

  10. Sting beat Lex Luger (5:25) via DQ.

  11. Kevin Nash beat Sid Vicious (6:58) in a "powerbomb" match.

  12. WCW US Champ Chris Benoit beat Jeff Jarrett (10:15) in a "ladder" match.

  13. WCW World Champ Bret Hart beat Bill Goldberg (12:10) via submission. This was a "Montreal" finish.
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Starrcade 2000


December 17, 2000 in Washington, DC
MCI Center drawing 6,596 ($157,380)
Shown live on PPV (0.11)
  1. Three Count beat The Jung Dragons and Jamie Knoble & Evan Koragis (13:51) in a "triangle ladder" match.

  2. Lance Storm pinned Ernest Miller (7:24).

  3. Terry Funk pinned Crowbar (10:21) to win the WCW Hardcore Title.

  4. Kronik NC Big Vito & Reno (8:18). For some reason the match ended when Reno pinned Vito.

  5. Mike Awesome beat Bam Bam Bigelow (8:36) in an "ambulance" match.

  6. WCW U.S. Champ General Rection beat Shane Douglas (9:48) via DQ.

  7. Jeff Jarrett, Ron & Don Harris beat Konnan, Rey Misterio Jr., & Billy Kidman (12:32) in a "bunkhouse street fight" when Jarrett pinned Kidman.

  8. Diamond Dallas Page & Kevin Nash beat Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo (12:05) to win the WCW Tag Title when Nash pinned Palumbo.

  9. Bill Goldberg pinned Lex Luger (7:19).

  10. WCW World Champ Scott Steiner TKO Sid Vicious (10:14).
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