TAPE 111

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 3.25 hrs (2 DVD)

STARRCADE '83 - 11/24/83 (INCREDIBLE! It's finally available - the essentially full version of Starrcade '83 in perfect VQ. This is the WWF 24/7 version of the show in all its glory. All that's missing is a little bit of the festivities from before the first match and a bit of stuff from one match. This is otherwise complete, including interviews with fans, locker room interviews, everything. No question about it, this is an absolute must-have for ALL wrestling fans. VQ is perfect!)
Assassins vs Rufus R Jones & Bugsy McGraw (During this match, Gordon Solie refers to Tony Schiavone as "Tony Shi-Phony". Oops!) Johnny Weaver & Scott McGhee vs Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin Carlos Colon vs Abdullah the Butcher (This was a raging-hot feud in 1983, but I don't think the fans really gave a crap about it.) Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood vs Bob Orton & Dick Slater Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) vs Great Kabuki (Clipped - Mask vs title - Valiant wins the NWA TV title. How bad does a match have to be to be clipped when the WWF didn't edit out fan interviews?!?!) Roddy Piper vs Greg Valentine (Dog Collar - legendary match) Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs Jack & Jerry Brisco (Two legendary teams hook up this good match that has a finish I just love - no big finisher, no "surprise" pinfall, no BS. Just one team taking over and eventually wearing the other guy out. Very unusual for such a high-profile match. Steamboat & Youngblood win the NWA World tag title.) RIC FLAIR VS HARLEY RACE (Cage - There's about 2 minutes of bad quality video during some filler crap that comes before this match. Does NOT impact this match at all. Love it or hate it, this is a classic match sees Flair win his 2nd NWA title, though Gordon Solie insists on referring to Flair as a 2-time champ throughout this show - BEFORE he wins his 2nd title. Come on Gordon, you're better than that!)