The Road Warriors are beaten down like never before, Ric Flair in action, Baby Doll suplexes MulkeyMania, and a textbook example of how to get a monster heel over.
Live from Baltimore, MD
Airdate: July 10, 1988
Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jim Ross
Taped from several cities
Airdates: several dates
Attendance: varied by location
Hosted by Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross with token appearances by Bob Caudle and David Crockett
As you can see, this was not so much a one-night extravaganza as much as a “best of” tour with blockbuster matches. Of course, the most historical portion of the tour was featured prominently to provide everyone with arguably Dusty Rhodes’ greatest idea.
No, it’s not Women Crush Wednesdays, it’s World Championship Wrestling here weekly on the BoD!
Which would you rather watch: A great PPV such as Great American Bash ’96 or an awful one like Great American Bash ’91?
You make the call!
Bash ’96 included:
- “Nature Boy” Ric Flair & the “Enforcer” Arn Anderson versus Steve “Mongo” McMichael & Kevin Greene. While Heenan “coached” the Horsemen, “Macho Man” Randy Savage coached the football duo.
- WCW World Champion the Giant defended his title against WCW World TV and World Tag Team Champion the “Total Package” Lex Luger.
- Sting sought payback against Lord Steven Regal.
- John Tenta (w/ half a head of hair) sought retribution against Bubba Rogers.
- Rey Mysterio, Jr. made his WCW debut against WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko.
- DDP defended his Lord of the Ring ring against Marcus Bagwell.
- Konnan squared off against some cat named El Gato for the US title.
- The Steiners fought Scott Norton & Ice Train.
- “Ramon” and “Diesel” confronted Eric Bischoff.
- Oh, and there was a falls-count-anywhere match between the Taskmaster and Chris Benoit that wasn’t too shabby.
Bash ’91 included:
- Lex Luger and Barry Windham squared off in a cage for the vacant WCW World title.
- Sting fought Nikita Koloff in a Russian chain match.
- The Rock’n’Roll Express exploded as Ricky took on Robert.
- Ron Simmons faced
- “Stunning” Steve Austin & Terry Taylor took danger to another level in a scaffold match against Bobby Eaton and PN News.
- The Diamond Studd
Scott Hallwrestled Tom Zenk
- The Freebirds and Badstreet took on “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes & the Young Pistols
- Johnny B. Badd fought the Yellow Dog in a bounty match.
- Big Josh and Black Blood tangled in a lumberjack match.
- And, El Gigante and the One Man Gang stunk up the ring.
So what’s your pick and what are your thoughts about your pick?
Great American Bash 2000
Date: June 11, 2000
Location: Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Mark Madden, Scott Hudson
The company is in a very bad place right now and it seems like it can only get worse. At this point the company is all about Russo and Bischoff plus a few older wrestlers who can beat up huge groups of young talent in a matter of seconds. The main event here is Nash vs. Jarrett for the title, even though Nash has given away the World Title twice in the last year and a half. Let’s get to it.
Live from Charlotte, NC
Airdate: July 6, 1985
Attendance: 27,000 (32,000 was quoted within the video)
Hosted by Gordon Solie and Bill Apter
Match commentary by Tony Schiavone