Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving...25 Years Ago

Starrcade 1984 was held at the Greensboro (NC) Coliseum. In the main event, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair retained his in NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in a controversial decision over "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes after special guest referee Smokin' Joe Frazier stopped the bout due to a small gash on the Dream's forehead.


A Dusty Rhodes matched stopped due to an innocuous cut and a trickle of blood?!? Now that my friends is the epitome of the "Dusty finish."

Of note on the undercard, a pre-Enterprises Tully Blanchard put his Television Title on the line against Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. The NWA World Tag Team Champions Ivan and Nikita Koloff faced off against Ole Anderson and something called Keith Larson. Oh, and Paul Jones and Jimmy Valiant marked the second year of their protracted lower-mid card stalemate of a feud by doing battle in tuxedo/street-fight/loser leaves town match in which I have no doubt was an overbooked, interference laden, plunder filled mess.

For the full Starrcade 84 lineup and results, take a gander here.

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