I think the original plan was to have Savage vs. Hogan at Starrcade for the title. So this was to start tension. However Hogan ended up getting a movie deal and had to leave TV for months so Hogan ended up getting "suspended" I believe.
The Starrcade main event ended up being Flair vs. Sting vs. Luger and the winner immediately went on to wrestle Savage.
The triangle match was better. Didn't really wanna see Hogan beat Savage again, which no doubt would have happened. To my knowledge, Savage has never pinned Hogan as either face or heel, and I think that's a bunch of bullshit.