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The WWE Starrcade event emanated from the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Saturday night with a starting match of Seth Rollins against Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship in a steel cage.
A condensed version of an hour of the show will air Sunday night on WWE Network at 8 p.m. ET
According to WWE.com, the WWE Network version will feature AJ Styles against Samoa Joe in a steel cage, a live performance with Elias and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, a segment of Miz. TV with The Miz and US Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon and Dana Brooke face Nia Jax, Tamina, Mickie James and Alicia Fox.
Starrcade was long seen as the WrestleMania version of WCW, and WWE resurrected the concept last year with a program in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Here is a complete list of the matches that took place on Saturday at Starrcade along with the spoiler results for each contest.
Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon and Dana Brooke def. Nia Jax, Tamina, Mickie James and Alicia Fox
After an opening concert by Elias and Flair, many of Raw's best female Superstars had the opportunity to shine.
According to SRV1VR on Twitter, the babyface team of Banks, Bayley, Moon and Brooke prevailed:
Liam Winnard of WrestleTalk reported that banks forced Fox to tap with the bank statement.
While Jax's team fell short, it is still in an advantageous position with respect to the red mark, as it will face Ronda Rousey for the Women's Raw Championship on next month's PPV.
Drew McIntyre def. Finn balor
In the second match, Finn Balor faced Drew McIntyre, who had Dolph Ziggler in his corner.
WWE Data Lady tweeted a photo of McIntyre and Ziggler celebrating after picking up the win over Balor:
WWE Data Lady @Love it
And to the great dismay of Cincinnati, @HEELZiggler and @DMcIntyreWWE get the one from @FinnBalor here at #WWEStarrcade 💁🏻♀️ https://t.co/zmMHSeCkfa
By Jarrod clark On Twitter, the Scottish psychopath won with his finisher Claymore Kick.
McIntyre is in the midst of an impressive run, and could soon be in line for a shot against Brock Lesnar and the Universal Championship if he continues to win.
B-Team def. The revival
In an unannounced match, The Revival and Team B locked their horns in a battle of Raw tag teams.
SRV1VR noticed that Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel prevailed, and the Twitter user tweeted a photo of Dash Wilder of The Revival that looked in shock after the loss:
@DashWilderWWE was surprised after a defeat at the hands of BTeam! @WWE #WWEStarrcade https://t.co/BXvsgAU6lw
Starrcade was in the wheelhouse of The Revival, since often they are compared with equipment of the decade of 1980 like Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard, but they could not face one of the most unorthodox tandems of the WWE.
The bar def. New day
In a match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships, The Bar defended against New Day on Saturday night.
In Starrcade I tweeted a picture of the fighters:
According to Clark, Cesaro and Sheamus were victorious, and they retained the SmackDown team titles during the New Day.
With The Bar successfully defending the titles against New Day in both Crown Jewel and Starrcade, it will soon be time for another team, such as The Usos, to present themselves as challengers to Cesaro and Sheamus.
Bray Wyatt def. Baron corbin
Bray Wyatt made a surprise comeback at Starrcade to respond to an open challenge issued by Raw's acting general manager, Baron Corbin, according to SRV1VR:
Holy #% $! @wwe #WWEStarrcade went crazy! The open challenge of @BaronCorbinWWE is … ANSWER! @WWEBrayWyatt WELCOME AGAIN! https://t.co/Y0MLvfHHHF
Harry Yeprem Jr. tweeted a photo of fans who welcomed Wyatt with his cell phone flashlights, which Wyatt referred to as his "fireflies".
By Clark, Wyatt took the victory in his second leg.
Corbin restarted the contest under the rules of No Disqualification, in accordance with Clark, but Wyatt won again after Balor, Elias, McIntyre and Ziggler got involved.
The Eater of Worlds competed for the last time on the Aug. 13 episode of Raw when he and Matt Hardy lost a Raw Tag Team Championship rematch against the B-Team.
With Wyatt back, he may soon be in line for a singles career on Raw for the first time in nearly a year.
Charlotte Flair def. Asuka
In a rematch of WrestleMania 34, Charlotte Flair and Asuka played a long-awaited match for the SmackDown Live brand.
WWE tweeted the video of Charlotte's entry into the 35th anniversary of the first Starrcade, which saw her father, Ric Flair, beat Harley Race for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in the main event:
According to ClarkCharlotte beat Asuka, just as she did at WrestleMania.
In Starrcade he tweeted a picture of Charlotte and Asuka celebrating together after a hard fight:
Charlotte gave Asuka her first WWE loss at WrestleMania, and her victory at Starrcade suggests that she is still seen as the biggest female star in the blue mark.
Rey Mysterio def. Shinsuke Nakamura by DQ
Rey Mysterio and Shinsuke Nakamura did it on Saturday in a match for the United States Championship.
As seen in the following photo, courtesy of FlanJohn on Twitter, the game happened after a segment of Miz TV with The Miz:
By ClarkMysterio won the match by disqualification when The Miz interfered, prompting Rusev to appear.
Nakamura retained his title due to the completion of DQ, but he led a team match with Nakamura and The Miz against Mysterio and Rusev.
Rey Mysterio and Rusev def. Shinsuke Nakamura and The Miz
The improvised tag match came after Rusev and Lana cut a promotion, as seen in this picture of Travis Fessler on Twitter:
According to In starrcade, Mysterio and Rusev were victorious when Rusev covered The Miz.
Clark tweeted a photo of Rusev and Mysterio celebrating:
Jarrod clark @HotRodClark
Rey Mysterio & amp; Rusev with Lana defeats Shinsuke Nakamura & amp; The Miz. #WWEStarrcade https://t.co/2akR55AG4k
While Mysterio did not win the United States Championship, he gained a much-needed boost as he continues to fight with Randy Orton on SmackDown Live.
AJ Styles def. Samoa Joe
Styles forced Joe to tap on the calf shredder, according to Fightful.com Sean Ross Sapp. Styles climbed to the top of the cage to celebrate his victory:
Joe's reputation, both inside and outside of WWE, speaks for itself. On your best day, you can beat any fighter in the world.
But Styles certainly has Joe's number. The Phenomenal One has prevailed in each of its last four head-to-head meetings: Hell in a Cell 2018, Super Show-Down, Crown Jewel and now Starrcade. Joe's only victory against Styles in WWE came through disqualification at SummerSlam.
Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose
Rollins retained his intercontinental title after defeating Ambrose.
While Rollins was the clear face that entered the combat, Ambrose was treated like a conquering hero while he went to the ring. Sapp he tweeted that the Cincinnati fans were going crazy for Ambrose, which is not so surprising since he is a native of the city.
Seth Rollins @WWERollins
Game away? Hostile environment? No Brock? No Bryan? No round? No Becky? ….No problem. The man, the champion. The MFer who works the hardest in this business has just destroyed Cincinnati. #ALLHEART #Starrcade
Rollins did his best to win over the partisan crowd, including hitting Ambrose with a combination of superplex / hawk arrows from the top of the cage, according to Sapp.
Rollins can not taste the result for long. Ambrose now has even more motivation to win the Intercontinental Championship from his former brother Shield at TLC.
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