WWE may have only just staged Starrcade and brought the show back for the first time in 17 years, but they’re already planning on doing it again.
WWE brought back Starrcade a pay-per-view made famous by NWA and then WCW throughout the 1980s and ’90s. Since WWE owns the rights to everything that was WCW, they thought they would try and do something with it, as they have done with a couple of other things lately.
Judging by the reaction to the event, WWE’s Starrcade was a roaring success. The show had a great balance of current stars along with performers who made Starrcade great during its heyday. Arn Anderson doled out a spine buster, Ric Flair introduced his daughter Charlotte for her cage match with Natalya, and Goldust wrestled as ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes as a tribute to his father and the man who came up with Starrcade in the first place, Dusty Rhodes.
The event was such a success that according to PWInsider WWE have already decided to do it again in 2018. The first few Starrcades during the early ’80s took place at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina and that’s where Saturday’s event took place. Apparently, ticket sales were great and were actually “the best in a long time for the market.”
WWE are planning to bring back Starrcade in 2018. According to PWInsider, it drew really well in Greensboro; "the best in a long time for the market." Good to hear. Next time though, put it on the Network!
— PWStream (@PWStream) November 27, 2017
The only thing about Saturday night’s Starrcade that has left fans scratching their heads is WWE not showing it on their Network. When it was first announced, the general consensus was that WWE would be airing it as a Network Special but obviously, that didn’t happen. Considering the build and anticipation for the show, it seems like a huge miss on their part, especially after hearing how well the show did for them in-house. Perhaps if Starrcade 2018 does happen in a year from now, it will be shown on the WWE Network for all to see.
From the Cruiserweight Championship to WarGames to Starrcade, WWE is certainly recycling a lot of WCW’s old ideas that they’ve previously not put to good use. Perhaps enough time has passed now that Vince McMahon believes that majority of the audience doesn’t necessarily relate those concepts to WCW anymore. Or maybe it’s a case of the company trying to bring in a lot of old-school fans from that era that they might have previously lost.
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