Starrcade (1991): Battlebowl – The Lethal Lottery was the ninth annual Starrcade professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event. It took place on December 29, 1991 from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. The event consisted of the Battlebowl battle royal and its “Lethal Lottery” tag team qualifying matches. 40 wrestlers, paired in randomly chosen tag teams, competed in qualifying matches; the winning team advanced to the 20-man Battlebowl Battle Royal to determine the winner.
This was the first Starrcade under the WCW (instead of the NWA) banner and the first to not include Ric Flair, who had left for the World Wrestling Federation).Sting won Battlebowl, and his victory led to a feud with Lex Luger over the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
1 Marcus Bagwell and Jimmy Garvin defeated Michael Hayes and Tracy Smothers “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 12:45
2 Steve Austin and Rick Rude defeated Van Hammer and Big Josh “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 12:56
3 Dustin Rhodes and Richard Morton defeated Larry Zbyszko and El Gigante (with Madusa) “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 05:54
4 Bill Kazmaier and Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Mike Graham “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 13:08
5 Lex Luger and Arn Anderson (with Harley Race) defeated Terrance Taylor and The Z-Man “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 10:25
6 Ricky Steamboat and Todd Champion defeated Cactus Jack and Buddy Lee Parker “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 07:48
7 Sting and Abdullah the Butcher defeated Brian Pillman and Bobby Eaton “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 05:55
8 Big Van Vader and Mr. Hughes defeated Rick Steiner and The Nightstalker “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 05:05
9 Scott Steiner and Firebreaker Chip defeated Arachnaman and Johnny B. Badd “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 11:16
10 Ron Simmons and Thomas Rich defeated Steve Armstrong and P.N. News “Lethal Lottery” Tag team match 12:01
11 Sting last eliminated Lex Luger to win Battlebowl battle royal 25:10