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Cincinnati to host this year's WWE Starrcade event


WWE will again be holding a Starrcade event during Thanksgiving weekend.

The U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio announced this morning that they'll be hosting WWE Starrcade 2018 on Saturday, November 24. Whether or not the event will be an un-televised house show like last year wasn't officially announced, but it will be taking place less than a week after Survivor Series.

The show will include wrestlers from both Raw and SmackDown and an appearance by Ric Flair. While the card is subject to change, here are the matches that are listed:

  • The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre in a Cincinnati Street Fight
  • WWE Champion AJ Styles defending against Samoa Joe in a steel cage match
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch defending against Charlotte Flair in a steel cage match
  • United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defending against Rusev (w/ Lana)
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day defending against Cesaro & Sheamus
  • A performance with Elias and Ric Flair

Finn Balor, Alexa Bliss, and Kevin Owens are also advertised.

For the first time since the end of WCW, WWE brought back the Starrcade name for a house show at the Greensboro Coliseum last year. It featured Styles vs. Jinder Mahal and Charlotte vs. Natalya in steel cage matches and appearances by Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson, and The Rock 'n' Roll Express.