For the first time since acquiring WCW in 2001, WWE utilized the Starrcade name for a house show last night that also served as a tribute to the history of the event.
Ric Flair, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, and Ricky Steamboat were all advertised for the show and made appearances. Arn Anderson made a cameo as well, serving as the special guest enforcer for Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler. Anderson got involved and hit Ziggler with a spinebuster after getting into it with him on the outside:
For their appearance on the show, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson danced in the ring with The Hardys and New Day after cutting a promo:
The Hardys discussed Starrcade and it taking place in their home state, with Jeff giving an update on his injury and saying he hopes to be back by April:
Appearing at the event his father helped create, Dustin Rhodes ditched his Goldust attire and entered using his “Natural” theme music:
During his match against Dash Wilder, he paid tribute to Dusty Rhodes by pointing to the sky and hitting a bionic elbow before getting the win:
Dustin did an interview after the match about wrestling as Dustin Rhodes and how he and Cody are continuing the family legacy:
Charlotte Flair talked her family’s legacy, Starrcade’s importance to it, and facing Natalya in a steel cage match:
Ric Flair also discussed coming back to the Greensboro Coliseum, Starrcade, and being proud of Charlotte:
For more coverage of Starrcade, check out our results post from the show.