Wrestling's Best Debut PPV

by efragarcia59 | created - 26 May 2019 | updated - 27 May 2019 | Public

It can be said that an inaugural pay-per-view event is key in setting the tone of a wrestling company. Which of these illustrious promotions do you think delivered the best debut PPV? Discuss this poll here

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1. Starrcade (1983 TV Special)

TV-14 | 178 min | Action, Sport

The first true "supercard" in pro wrestling history, this show, held on Thanksgiving Night 1983 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, featured Harley Race defending the NWA World heavyweight ... See full summary »

Stars: Harley Race, Ric Flair, Gerald Brisco, Jack Brisco

Votes: 131

2. WWF: The Wrestling Classic (1985 TV Special)

TV-PG | 146 min | Action, Sport

A wrestling competition among 16 fighters with main attraction being Hulk Hogan defending his world championship title against Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Director: Kerwin Silfies | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Sylvester Ritter, Adrian Adonis

Votes: 156

3. ECW Barely Legal (1997 TV Special)

160 min | Sport

ECW Title: Raven vs. Terry Funk, ECW Television Title: Shane Douglas vs. Pitbull #2, ECW Tag Team Titles: The Dudley Boyz vs. The Eliminators, Terry Funk vs. The Sandman vs. Stevie Richards... See full summary »

Director: Michael Vettor | Stars: Scott Levy, Terry Funk, Jim Fullington, Michael Manna

Votes: 198

4. NWA: Total Nonstop Action (2002–2004)
Episode: NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #1 (2002)

Action, Sport

The first ever TNA Pay-Per-View from Huntsville, Alabama.

Stars: Donna Adamo, Charles Ashenoff, Marcus Bagwell, Bill Behrens

Votes: 11

5. All Elite Wrestling: Double or Nothing (2019 TV Special)

TV-14 | 228 min | Sport

After the success of All In, Cody and The Young Bucks have decided to create their own promotion: All Elite Wrestling. Double or Nothing is the first event in AEW history promising to be a ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes

Votes: 427

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