NWA Starrcade ’86: The Sky-Walkers Retrospective

We close out our 1986 Retrospective review of old school wrestling with Starrcade 1986: The Sky-Walkers.

The Midnight Express vs. The Road Warriors at Starrcade 1986Featuring a main event between Ric Flair and Nikita Koloff for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the Sky-Walkers scaffold match between The Road Warriors and The Midnight Express, a Louisville Street Fight with Ronnie Garvin vs. Big Bubba Rodgers, a First Blood Match between Dusty Rhodes and Tully Blanchard, and The Andersons (aka Minnesota Wrecking Crew) vs. NWA Tag Team Champions The Rock ‘N Roll Express, this was one of the most stacked cards in the early days of Starrcade.

The event was not without it’s issues. Most noteable is the exclusion of one of Jim Crockett Promotion’s fastest rising stars Magnum TA who was sidelined with a career ending car crash a few months before the event, changing the plans Crockett had for the future going into 1987.

This is our retrospecitve review of the Thanksgiving night tradition.

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