World War 3 1997 took place on November 23, 1997 from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian) defeated Glacier and Ernest Miller (9:09)
- Perry Saturn defeated Disco Inferno to retain the WCW World Television Championship (8:19)
- Yuji Nagata (w/ Sonny Onoo) defeated Último Dragón (12:45)
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Squire David Taylor) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship (9:45)
- Raven defeated Scotty Riggs in a No Disqualification match (9:43)
- Steve McMichael defeated Alex Wright (3:36)
- Eddy Guerrero defeated Rey Misterio, Jr. to retain the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship (12:42)
- Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (17:57)
- Scott Hall won the Three Ring, 60 man battle royal (29:48)
- Also in the match were: Chris Adams, Brad Armstrong, Marcus Bagwell, The Barbarian, Chris Benoit, Bobby Blaze, Booker T, Ciclope, Damien, El Dandy, Barry Darsow, Disco Inferno, Jim Duggan, Fit Finlay, Héctor Garza, The Giant, Glacier, Johnny Grunge, Juventud Guerrera, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Eddy Guerrero, Curt Hennig, Hollywood Hogan, Prince Iaukea, Chris Jericho, Lizmark, Jr., Lex Luger, Dean Malenko, Steve McMichael, Meng, Ernest Miller, Rey Misterio, Jr., Hugh Morrus, Mortis, Yuji Nagata, John Nord, Diamond Dallas Page, La Parka, Stevie Ray, Lord Steve Regal, The Renegade, Rocco Rock, Randy Savage, Silver King, Norman Smiley, Louie Spicolli, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Super Calo, Squire David Taylor, Ray Traylor, Último Dragón, Greg Valentine, Villaño IV, Villaño V, Vincent, Kendall Windham, Wrath and Alex Wright