During today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the reason why the Starrcade event that takes place on Saturday, November 25th in Greensboro, NC will not broadcast live on the WWE Network.
According to Meltzer, the reason the show isn’t broadcasting is because it’s an additive expense that won’t do anything for the company long-term. Basically, the company believes that it won’t increase the subscriber count whatsoever. WWE already has enough big names for the show to boost ticket sales and merchandise at the event, so there is no need to add extra costs to broadcast the show on the Network.
As previously noted, WWE is only branding the event as “WWE Starrcade” to combat ticket sales against a legends event that is taking place in the area that weekend.
As of this writing, the following matches are confirmed for the show:
* WWE Championship Steel Cage Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* SmackDown Women’s Championship Steel Cage Match: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
* United States Championship Triple Threat Match: AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Rusev
* SmackDown Tag Team Championship Texas Tornado Match: The New Day vs. The Usos
* Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. The Rock ‘N Roll Express
* Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
* Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
* Breezango vs. Aiden English & Mike Kanellis