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Figure Four Weekly: Starrcade 2018 and the future of the WWE Network


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After WWE revived the Starrcade brand for an untelevised house show in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2017, this year's Thanksgiving weekend event was part house show/part WWE Network special. The show took place in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday before a one-hour version of Starrcade 2018 aired on Sunday.

The Network special featured a mix of matches and segments. AJ Styles defeated Samoa Joe in a steel cage match. United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rey Mysterio appeared on Miz TV, which led into Nakamura vs. Mysterio and that turning into a tag match where Mysterio & Rusev defeated Nakamura & The Miz. Tying in with the Starrcade theme, Ric Flair made an appearance during an Elias performance. It set up Nia Jax, Tamina, Mickie James & Alicia Fox interrupting them and then being defeated by Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon & Dana Brooke in an eight-woman tag.

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