Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 26): A Gritty Title Match at Starrcade

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 26, 1988, at The Scope, World Championship Wrestling presented “Starrcade 1988: True Grit,” the sixth edition of Starrcade but the first under the WCW banner after Ted Turner’s purchase of Jim Crockett Promotions.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 26): A Gritty Title Match at Starrcade

Today In Pro Wrestling History December 26
A gritty title match at starcade.

The event was highlighted by a title match featuring Lex Luger challenging NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair.

A Gritty Title Match at Starcade

In a dramatic finish, Lex Luger applied the Torture Rack to Flair, but his knees buckled, allowing Flair to fall on top and use the ropes for leverage, securing a pin to retain his title.

The match is remembered as the main event despite being followed by a Bunkhouse Battle Royal.

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