Excitement continues to build as we get closer to the return of Starrcade and War Games. Jim Cornette was a guest on Jerry "The King" Lawler's podcast, Dinner With The King, this week and gave his thoughts on the WWE bringing back WCW gimmick matches.
The WWE will be bringing back War Games in the main event of NXT Takeover: Houton on Nov. 18th, featuring NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY (Eric Young, Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe) vs. Roderick Strong & The Authors of Pain (Akam, Rezar) vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish). Starrcade will return for the first time in 30 years on Nov. 25 with a SmackDown Live card, headlined by a WWE Championship steel cage match between Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura. Cornette said he believes the WWE should've been utilizing these innovations from the moment they acquired WCW.
"I thought they should have done War Games from the very first," he said. "That's one of the greatest gimmick matches that consistently worked where nothing else was working, that worked."
But Cornette said from his understanding, WWE officials were always hesitant about War Games in particular because it didn't fit aesthetically with their presentation. Still, he stands by his belief that they should give those matches a try.
"They have never done multi-ring matches, because they think it won't translate well to television. That's what I always heard," Cornette said. "Yes, they should try those concepts."
Cornette also threw out an interesting idea in which the special events can also serve as a way to pay homage to WCW's history.
"Why not do a Starrcade-themed PPV mixing live matches with the history of Flair to Race for the NWA Title to The Skywalkers to the WCW era," he said. "It sells their product."
You can listen to the full podcast below:
Source: Dinner With The King