In the last few hours, WWE announced that the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, GA December 1 house show has been renamed as “Starrcade”. This special event will air live on the WWE Network at 7 PM ET. The show itself begins at 6.30 PM ET for the fans in attendance.
This event will be the third year in a row that the WWE has branded a house show as “Starrcade”.
Below is the official statement released from WWE –
Starrcade returns to WWE Network Dec. 1
The tradition of Starrcade carries on into WWE Network with a one-hour special event, streaming live on Sunday, Dec. 1 at on 7 p.m. ET. Among the Superstars confirmed for the show will be Universal Champion Seth Rollins, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and Daniel Bryan.
Starrcade will air from the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Ga. The in-arena program will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tickets will be available at www.infiniteenergycenter.com on Friday Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. ET.
The iconic Starrcade event triumphantly returned in 2017 after a 17-year hiatus with a pair of intense Steel Cage Match victories for AJ Styles highlighting the last two years’ shows.
Be part of the action as the award-winning WWE Network presents Starrcade this December!
As you can see, many WWE Superstars from both RAW and SmackDown have been announced for the show. So don’t go looking for any brand split confirmations just yet.
Blake’s Take – I have mixed feelings about this. Yes, it’s a great thing that WWE acknowledge wrestling’s past and have used the word “Starrcade” to promote som live events. Keeping the name and rich history alive.
What I don’t like is that Starrcade was always (especially in its infancy) seen as an alternative Wrestlemania, using NWA/WCW talent. It’s a big deal, and using it as just a name for a house show dilutes its name in my eyes.