REWIND-A-WAI FEEDBACK: WCW Starrcade '97 (Coming Nov. 30)

On Tuesday, November 30th, we will be releasing Rewind-A-Wai #100.

For this show, we will be reviewing WCW Starrcade 1997 as chosen by Espresso Executive Producer Justin Killian.

The show can be watched on the WWE Network (account required).

Please leave any feedback, questions & memories of this show.

WCW Starrcade
Sunday, December 28, 1997
Washington, D.C. at MCI Center
*WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Hollywood Hogan (c) vs. Sting
*Control for WCW Nitro: Larry Zbyszko vs. Eric Bischoff w/ Bret Hart as the special referee
*United States Championship: Curt Hennig (c) vs. Diamond Dallas Page
*Lex Luger vs. Buff Bagwell
*Chris Benoit vs. Perry Saturn
*No Disqualification Match: Bill Goldberg vs. Steve McMichael
*Randy Savage, Scott Norton & Vincent vs. The Steiner Brothers & Ray Traylor
*WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Eddy Guerrero (c) vs. Dean Malenko

Roy from Rhode Island

Rewatching this show last week, especially in proximity to Full Gear, really drove home to me that the worst thing about WCW was letting fans down in key situations repeatedly. The finish to Sting & Hogan is the worst example in the lineage that includes never clarifying that the Starrcade 96 main event was non title, the finger poke of doom, the surprise at great American bash 2000 being the Goldberg heel turn etc.

This show seems to be booked to combine the catharsis of sting finally overcoming Hogan dovetailing with him being one of the only faces to win on the show itself, but it just fails completely. The last hour having Hogan’s ego ruining their biggest ever main event coupled with the beginning of totally misusing Bret Hart means this show really captures the negative side of WCW.

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