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UPDATED: WWE Bringing Back Starrcade Name For November Event

September 18, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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UPDATE: WWE sent out the following official announcement today…

Starrcade returns to Greensboro this November

Starrcade is back, and for the first time in 30 years, it’s coming home.

On Saturday, Nov. 25, during Thanksgiving weekend, Starrcade returns when the Superstars of SmackDown LIVE descend on Greensboro, N.C., for a historic event at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The premier event of the National Wrestling Alliance and, later, WCW, Starrcade got its start in Greensboro on Thanksgiving 1983 with a star-studded lineup that saw Ric Flair defeat Harley Race to win his second of 16 World Championships. Starrcade remained in Greensboro through 1986 and was the stage on which legendary performers like Dusty Rhodes, The Four Horsemen, Magnum TA, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and many more etched their names into sports-entertainment history.

As the calendar turned to the 1990s, a new generation of competitors emerged to take the Starrcade spotlight, like Sting, Vader and the nWo. The last edition of Starrcade under the WCW banner took place in December 2000.

Now, fans in Greensboro will get the opportunity to be a part of history, as Starrcade returns with an absolutely stacked card featuring two Steel Cage Matches. Matches announced* for the return of Starrcade include:

* WWE Championship Steel Cage Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* SmackDown Women’s Championship Steel Cage Match: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
* United States Championship Triple Threat Match: AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Rusev
* SmackDown Tag Team Championship Texas Tornado Match: The New Day vs. The Usos
* Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
* Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
* Breezango vs. Aiden English & Mike Kanellis

The Hardy Boyz are also confirmed to appear at Starrcade in their home state of North Carolina, as are WWE Hall of Famers and Starrcade legends Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express!

Tickets for Starrcade will be available starting Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. ET at Ticketmaster. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history as Starrcade returns!

*Talent and matches listed and depicted above are subject to change.

ORIGINAL: According to PWinsider.com, the Greensboro Coliseum, the original home of the event back in 1983, announced today that the Saturday, November 25th WWE event will carry the Starrcade name, noting it was the first Starrcade event in the venue in twenty years. With the show being on a Saturday, the site notes that it could end up as a WWE Network special.

* Cage Match: WWE champion Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* Cage Match: WWE Smackdown Women’s champion Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
* WWE United States champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Rusev
* Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
* WWE Tag Team champions The New Day vs. The Usos
* Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
* The Hardy Boyz to appear
* The Rock N’ Roll Express and Ricky Steamboat to appear

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