The Lawcast - WCW Starrcade 1989 Is Tournament Porn For Weirdos



Welcome, boys and girls, to yet another episode of the Lawcast. We're back from vacation to hit you with everything we recorded while we were gone. We'll have another Lawcast for you on Thursday (WWE Royal Rumble 97) and a new bonus episode for our Patreon subscribers on Friday (The Lawcast's State of the Wrestling World Address), before officially launching into our yearly Wrestlemania spectacular next week starting with Wrestlemania 18. Strap in, kids. It's gonna get nuts.

But before we get to those other shows, we have to finish up our Starrcade coverage with one of the weirdest ideas in Dusty Rhodes' long line of wacky ideas. We're talking about Starrcade 89 which featured not 1, but 2 round robin tournaments to determine both the best singles wrestler and tag team in the world. It's like 2 G1 Climax tournaments, except both are packed into one night and someone let a guy named Nitron come.

It's a terrible disaster, and a turning point for the company. But even more importantly than that, WHO THE HELL NAMES THEIR KID NITRON?!



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