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WCW/NWA Starrcade 1989 [VHS]

 NR |  VHS Tape
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: March 28, 1990
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301618610
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575,038 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Starrcade's Ever! February 24, 2007
It's been almost 20 years since the PPV took place & to this day, this is one of the most (if not THE most) unique wrestling event in the history of the professional wrestling right up there with the original Starrcade & WrestleMania. This PPV was based off an Iron Man/Iron Team tournament based off a point system. The idea behind the tournament is that NWA took their two top babyfaces & heels in both tag teams & singles wrestlers and had each other them face each other in 15 min. matches. Based off how you win, you gain points and the man & team with the highest amount of points at the end of the night would win the tournament. The point system went as follows: Pin/Submission = 20, 15 = Disqualification, Countout = 10, Draw = 5, Loss = 0. As Jim Cornette would say throughout the night, "it's as important HOW you win as IF you win." Basically, with this format, you would get alot of matches that were main event caliber & with the 15 min. time limit, there wasn't any time for long rest holds or stalling, you just had non-stop action.

Steiner Brothers vs. Doom - This had a good mix of wrestling & with some heavy brawling towards the end but as throughout the entire tournament, Doom were just here to have the other teams to get over on & score points with. The Steiners ended up winning by countout receiving 10 points.

Sting vs. Lex Luger - I've only seen a few Sting vs. Luger matches & this was the best one I've seen them have as it was high impact between the two. The ending was a bit exaggerated (just watch & you'll see what I mean) but again, best match I've seen between these two. Luger wins & gains 20 points.

Road Warriors vs. Doom - Similar to the Steiners match earlier as it went back & forth with the Warriors getting the 20 point victory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Starrcade Ever July 30, 2009
By Jose
It's been 20 years since this event happened & to this day, I still regard this event as the best Starrcade event of them all. This was a really unique event as this event was center around two tournaments that would occur in one night. It was an Iron Man/Team tournament with the top wrestlers that the NWA saw as "top of the food chain". In the Iron man tournament, the participants will be NWA Champion Ric Flair, Sting, United States Champion Lex Luger & Television Champion The Great Muta. The Iron team tournament featured The Road Warriors, NWA Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers, Doom & New Wild Samoans who replaced the Skyscrapers due to Sid's injury. The rules were to gain points based off how you win and the man & team with the highest amount of points at the end of the night would win the tournament. The point system: 20 points for a pinfall or submission victory, 15 for a countout victory, 10 for a disqualification victory, 5 for a time-limit draw and 0 for a loss. Again, I have the original copy instead of the edited VHS release so I saw the entire card so I don't know what has been edited on the tape.

The Steiner Brothers vs Doom. This was a good match that had both teams using the brawling/wrestling style throughout before the match got out of control near the end to the point where all four men were brawling on the floor till Rick Steiner made it back in the ring before the ten count to give the Steiners 15 points.

Sting vs Lex Luger. Out of all their matches together including their 1992 title match, this was their best encounter as they went back & forth with Sting's fast paced/power offense meshing well with Luger's strength. The ending was sort of weak but it didn't take away from what was a great match between these two & again their best clash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Unique Starrcade Ever! June 13, 2008
Starrcade, during the NWA era of WCW in the 80's, was almost always their best event! This one was the final one under the NWA banner and they at least went out with a bang!

In this edition, they held two round robin tournaments for the top single and tag teams of that time in the NWA. For both, it was 20 points for a pinfall, 15 for a countout win, 10 points for a disqualification and 5 points for a draw. Any loss would result in no points and every match was only 15 minutes each!

For the singles tournament, it was then-NWA TV Champion The Great Muta, then-NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger, then-NWA Champion Ric Flair and Sting. For the tag team tournament, it was DOOM, The New Wild Samoans, The Road Warriors and then-NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner! Let's get to the action:

The Steiners Vs. DOOM (Butch Reed/Ron Simmons) - Just for fun trivia, Woman (the late Nancy Benoit) managed the team of Reed & Simmons and her bodyguard was Nitron (aka a young Kevin Nash)!

As for the match, it may have been the best overall tag bout of this tournament as both teams hit very stiff hits on each other. Even Rick Steiner leveled Nitron with his "steinerline" (don't laugh, if you saw his clothesline in his prime, you'd have thought his opponent was dead, he did it THAT good)!

The match ends when Rick beat one of the members of DOOM back into the ring to give his team the win by countout, thus 15 points!

Sting Vs. Lex Luger - Sting and Luger have had many matches together. This one was THE best I've ever seen out of them (including the one where Sting beat Lex for the WCW Title in 1992). Great effort from both men. Sting, of course, was usually great but Lex (during this period) was actually a decent performer!
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