Starrcade is back, and for the first time in 30 years, it’s coming home. On Saturday, Nov. 25, during Thanksgiving weekend, Starrcade returns when the Superstars of SmackDown LIVE descend on Greensboro, N.C., for an epic event at the Greensboro Coliseum. WWE.com has now confirmed that Ric Flair will be a part of the historic event that he once helped build.
Tickets for Starrcade are available now at Ticketmaster.com. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history, as Starrcade returns!
The premier event of the National Wrestling Alliance and, later, WCW, Starrcade got its start in Greensboro on Thanksgiving 1983 with a star-studded lineup that saw The Nature Boy defeat Harley Race to win his second of 16 World Championships. Starrcade remained in Greensboro through 1986 and was the stage on which legendary performers like Dusty Rhodes, The Four Horsemen, Magnum TA, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and many more etched their names into sports-entertainment history.
As the calendar turned to the 1990s, a new generation of competitors emerged to take the Starrcade spotlight, like Sting, Vader and the nWo. The last edition of Starrcade under the WCW banner took place in December 2000.
Now, fans in Greensboro will get the opportunity to be a part of history, as Starrcade returns with the Stylin’ and Profilin’ two-time WWE Hall of Famer and an absolutely stacked card featuring two Steel Cage Matches. Matches announced* for the return of Starrcade include:
WWE Championship Steel Cage Match
AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal
SmackDown Women’s Championship Steel Cage Match
North Carolina's own Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
The Usos vs. The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
United States Championship Match
Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dustin Rhodes vs. Dash Wilder
The Hardy Boyz are also confirmed to appear at Starrcade in their home state of North Carolina, as are WWE Hall of Famers and Starrcade legends Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express!
*Talent and matches listed and depicted above are subject to change.