Not everyone is happy WWE is bringing back the Starrcade name for their show in Greensboro, North Carolina on Nov. 25.
That includes fans who don’t think what appears to be a well-promoted house show is worthy of the brand Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), the NWA and WCW treated as their version of Vince McMahon’s WrestleMania, even with a stacked card featuring two steel cage title matches.
It also includes Ring of Honor World champion Cody Rhodes and his wife, Brandi. Cody’s father, the late Dusty Rhodes, was the head booker for JCP in the mid-80s and is credited with inventing Starrcade. He also headlined the second and third instances of the event with Ric Flair as part of their legendary rivalry for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
Cody took to Twitter, tagging WWE producer Michael Hayes in a shot insinuating the company is only using the name to sell tickets on the Thanksgiving weekend, and to point out they didn’t even book his half-brother (Dustin “Goldust” Runnels) on the show their father helped bring to life:
Dear @MichaelPSHayes1— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) September 18, 2017
If you're afraid an event won't sell cuz' the holiday and want one of my Dad's events...at least book Goldy..
Brandi doesn’t name names, but is upset their former company wouldn’t use the brand while The American Dream was alive to appreciate the homage, and haven’t credited him with its creation (he is mentioned as one of the “legendary performers” from Starrcade history in the WWE.com story about this year’s version):
Starrcade was created and delivered by Dusty Rhodes. WWE didn't want to do it while he was here. Now they want to do it and not give credit? pic.twitter.com/5ZLsoptjHE— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) September 18, 2017
This isn’t the first time Cody and Brandi have had issues with WWE’s handling of Dusty’s considerable legacy.
It probably won’t be the last.
UPDATE: Hayes has a plan to address their issues... we’ll see if Cody’s down:
So Cody, UR right we should have Goldy on the show, by the way, what R U doing that night??? Wanna team with UR Brother?— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) September 18, 2017