WCW/NWA Starrcade 1989 [VHS]
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(Mar 28, 1990)
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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!Read more ›
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To finish up the year WCW's 1st year I'll review the final Pay Per View of 1989 Starrcade which featured a1 night Round Robin Tournament that took The NWA World Champion Ric Flair... Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by J. Paul
This is the best PPV of a great year at WCW. This is a well booked event in which saw the NWA push its start and ready them for the decade that would come. Read morePublished on November 25, 2006 by Barry B. Johnson
There are some petty details that make this event unperfect but all and all it's still 5 stars. LOD vs SST and LOD vs DOOM are pretty edited but every other match is shown either... Read morePublished on March 23, 2006 by BloodyChamp
Classic PPV, I just got it today after finding it on ebay and I must say it was worth the six or so dollars I spent on it. Read morePublished on July 8, 2004 by ATG