Starrcade '83: A Flare for the Gold was the first annual Starrcade professional wrestling event. It was produced under the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) banner by Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP). The event took place on November 24, 1983 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina and was broadcast on closed-circuit television around the Southern United States. Eight professional wrestling matches were featured.

The main event was a steel cage match where Ric Flair defeated Harley Race to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Their feud began after Race won the title from Flair in June. Race then offered a bounty to have Flair put out of professional wrestling. In August, prior to the event, Bob Orton, Jr. and Dick Slater attacked Flair, appearing to inflict on him a career-ending injury. Flair announced his retirement, but returned shortly after. As a result of his victory in the match, Flair was acknowledged as a reputable champion, and their feud ended after the event. The event also included a match featuring Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood against Jack and Jerry Brisco for the NWA World Tag Team Championship and a Dog Collar match between Roddy Piper and Greg Valentine.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Ring announcer

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National Wrestling Alliance
World Championship Wrestling
World Wrestling Entertainment
1983 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-views
Starrcade 1983
1984 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-views
Starrcade 1984
1985 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-views
The Great American Bash 1985Starrcade 1985
1986 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-views
The Great American Bash 1986Starrcade 1986
1987 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-views
The Great American Bash 1987Starrcade 1987
1988 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-views
Bunkhouse Stampede 1988The Great American Bash 1988Starrcade 1988
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