The We Want Flair segments going over Jim Crockett’s 1988 year and culminating with Ric Flair Vs Lex Luger at Starrcade is up on YouTube.
In our latest We Want Flair project, John LaRocca and I tackle the year of 1988 for Jim Crockett Promotions. We look at Ric Flair as the champion, Lex Luger as the future champion, Dusty Rhodes as booker, Sting as a big star on the horizon, members of the Four Horsemen leaving for WWF, JJ Dillon included, and all of the in between.
There are a series of battles. There’s a battle between Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair, a battle between the old regime and the new regime, and most importantly, the beginning of a battle between Ric Flair and Ted Turner.
Check out the full story of all of the lead-up to the 1988 Starrcade featuring as good of a Lex Luger and Ric Flair match as there’s been. Dave Meltzer also joins to give us insight on Lex Luger’s early career.