Great Moments in Championship History: United States VII

After a day off (stupid arctic weather…!), we return with memorable U.S. Title moment 7 of 10:

“LatinWo Heat?” (WCW Starrcade 1996)

Setup: Eddie Guerrero had been involved in an off-and-on feud with Diamond Dallas Page throughout the majority of ’96. The main object of their feud was the “Lord of the Ring” nickname and trophy (an actual ring); DDP won it, Eddie wanted it. DDP got the best of Guerrero more often than not. This feud carried over into a tournament for the vacated United States Championship (vacated by Ric Flair, after sustaining a shoulder injury). The finals- Page vs. Guerrero would take place at Starrcade:

(part 1)

(part 2)

Aftermath: The nWo (mainly Hall and Nash) continued to “woo” DDP, showing him that there was strength in numbers. Page responded at “WCW/nWo Souled Out 1997” with one of the most famous “answers” in wrestling history:

Page would spend almost all of 1997 feuding with the nWo, mainly “Macho Man” Randy Savage.


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