#164 – Starrcade 1983

Dre and the Black Cat skip out on Thanksgiving dinner with their families once again to join David Crockett and all the boys down at David’s house for another great meal and to review STARRCADE 1983! Please support the show and pick up our new SEASON 4 BOX SET including two unreleased episodes of reviews for the 1987 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team tournament and the documentary “Heroes of World Class Wrestling” available on DVD or for direct download. Please support the Old School Wrestling Podcast by visiting oldschoolwrestlingpodcast.com where you can find links to all of our great products. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you…..at the matches!

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  1. Frankie S says:

    another Great Show guys!
    The Kabuki Mist, according to Gary Hart in his book, is mouthwash with green food coloring but in a condom and kept in Kabuki’s mouth until he bites down on it and sprays it.
    Muta was the same but they used various coloring mix things up.

  2. Frankie S says:

    Also, It was the Magnificent Muraco that Piper saved Gordon Solie from.

    another cool part of the dog collar match between piper and Valentine was that over a year later in the WWF when Valentine returned to New York, he was brought on Pipers pit and piper stopped and paused and angrily asked ” who brought him here?” then I think it was freddy blassie calmed piper down, a great and rare callback in the WWF

  3. Frankie S says:


    my bad it was albano. im sure there was another one though

  4. Buzz Tyler's Idol says:

    Scott McGhee was tag team partners with Barry Windham in Florida. They held the regional titles down there if I’m not mistaken.

    It was Magnificent Muraco who attacked Solie for Piper to make the save.

  5. Bobby's Brainscan says:

    Again, for me, I’ve never fully seen this show, as being in the UK, this was never been shown (to my knowledge). I’ve seen the odd match on compilation sets, and the one match that stands out is the Piper v Valentine, which is one of the most brutal looking matches I’ve ever seen. I believe this is one of the reasons why Piper became so much more of a brawler, as afterwards, his equalibrium was never quite the same.

    It was also interesting to hear Flair say some similar words as he did in the Royal Rumble 1992.

    Coincidentally, The lapsed fan podcast also covered the event on their podcast, this week.