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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Real reason for WWE bringing back Starrcade revealed

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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6.23K   //    20 Sep 2017, 10:15 IST

We reveal the real reason for the massive return!
We reveal the real reason for the massive return of Starrcade!

What's the story?

Old school fans were enthused when they learned that WWE would be bringing back the classic WCW pay-per-view, Starrcade, if only as a WWE Network Special, on 25th November.

Bryan Alvarez from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter alleged that this was only a counter measure against a legends convention that would be taking place, that very weekend. We bring you his thoughts via Ring Side News. This is the legends convention, that Starrcade is up against.

In case you didn't know...

Starrcade was the biggest annual pay-per-view of WCW, a tradition that began as an NWA staple in 1983, and continued until 2000, before WCW was purchased by WWE.

Starrcade returns to the Greensboro Coliseum on Thanksgiving weekend for the first time since 1986. The event will be a WWE Network special and will feature superstars from SmackDown Live.

The heart of the matter

Wrestlecade takes place between November 24-26 in the very same area, at the Benton Convention Center. According to Alvarez, WWE decided to bring the tradition of 'Starrcade' back to The Greensboro Coliseum to counter the Wrestlecade event.

This sentiment is echoed by several fans on social media, who've spoken out loud and voiced their general displeasure.

Wrestlecade features '100+ wrestling stars from yesterday, today and tomorrow', including legends who are proven draws such as Mick Foley. It takes place not very far from the Greensboro Coliseum.

The event even cashed in on the craziness of Starrcade, as they tweeted the following out to Cody Rhodes, whose father helped create the tradition.

What's next?

From the looks of it, both professional wrestling events will occur in unison, not very far away from each other. Fans will be spoiled for choice.

Author's take

As petty as this seems at first glance, one must remember that it's all business at the end of the day. As a WCW fan, it's great to see Starrcade return, if only as a Network special. Let's hope it becomes an annual tradition, once again!

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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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