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From the WWE Rumour Mill: Former WWE Superstars spotted backstage at Starrcade

Daniel Wood
8.40K   //    30 Nov 2017, 10:03 IST

Arn Anderson was at Starrcade, but who else was there behind the scenes?
Arn Anderson was at Starrcade, but who else was there behind the scenes?

What's the story?

WWE recently brought back Dusty Rhodes' legendary Starrcade for a house show and it seems to have been a resounding success with WWE Superstars past and present delighting the crowd in Greensboro, North Carolina. But it turns out there were even more former WWE Superstars backstage.

In case you didn't know...

Starrcade was a packed show with SmackDown Superstars such as Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler competing, but it was the former WWE Superstars and wrestling legends that stole the show with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Rick Steamboat and The Rock 'n' Roll Express all making appearances.

The heart of the matter

With so much going on at Starrcade it's hard to imagine that there was more we didn't know, but there was! According to, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi and former WWE Superstar Brian Christopher were also backstage for the event.

It's unclear whether they were there for any official storyline WWE purposes, such as making an appearance during the show, or were just visiting to see old and current friends, seeing as so many WWE legends and Superstars were in the same place

What's next?

As I mentioned already, Starrcade was a big success with WWE officials who are already looking to bring it back again. However, it's unclear if this will stick to being used as a 'themed' house show to drum up hype and ticket sales, or if the WWE will actually move towards a televised show

Author's take

I'm personally still a little annoyed that WWE didn't televise this currently one-off special, purely because it looked like a fantastic show with several amazing moments such as Arn Anderson hitting his iconic Spinebuster on Dolph Ziggler. If the WWE Network isn't for broadcasting things like this then what it is for?

Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood is a Cinema Manager, comic enthusiast and wrestling fan who has been writing all of his life. He promises never to use the term 'breaks the internet' unless something has literally broken the internet
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