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One-hour Starrcade 2018 special listed on WWE Network schedule


It appears that a portion of this year's Starrcade event will be airing on the WWE Network in some form.

The WWE Network schedule lists that a one-hour "WWE Starrcade 2018 special" will air at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, November 25. That's the day after the event takes place at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The brief description for the special is: "Catch all your favorite Superstars competing at WWE Starrcade, a special event where both the Raw and SmackDown brands collide."

This is the second straight year that WWE has used the Starrcade name for a live event. It was brought back for a SmackDown-brand house show in Greensboro, North Carolina during Thanksgiving weekend in 2017, with Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson, and The Rock 'n' Roll Express also making appearances in Greensboro for the event.

Here's what's currently being advertised for Starrcade 2018:

  • Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins defending against Dean Ambrose in a street fight
  • Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
  • AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe in a steel cage match
  • United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defending against Rey Mysterio
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus defending against The New Day
  • Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
  • The Miz vs. Rusev (w/ Lana)
  • A "special concert" with Ric Flair joining Elias
  • Appearances by Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, and Dolph Ziggler