Bash at the Beach

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Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It was the company's PPV for the month of July, held from 1994 to 2000. The show centered on a beach theme, with the set around the entrance area for the wrestlers decorated with such things as surfboards and sand. The theme for the show seemed appropriate for an event scheduled during the hot summer month of July. The beach/"fun in the sun" theme was also reflected in the places where WCW chose to hold the event; all of the shows emanated from cities in either Florida or California, two U.S. states renowned for their warm weather. It was WCW's response to WWF's SummerSlam. In 1992 and 1993, WCW held a beach-themed pay-per-view show known as Beach Blast, which was the forerunner to Bash at the Beach. The 1992 show was held in June, however, as the company elected instead to reserve July for its flagship summertime extravaganza, The Great American Bash. Along with Starrcade, SuperBrawl, The Great American Bash, and Halloween Havoc, Bash at the Beach was booked to be one of WCW's flagship events. WWE have owned the rights to Bash at the Beach since they purchased WCW in March 2001.

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event
1
Bash at the Beach (1994)
July 17, 1994
Ric Flair (c) versus Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
2
Bash at the Beach (1995)
July 16, 1995
The beach
Hulk Hogan (c) versus Vader in a Steel cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
3 Bash at the Beach (1996) July 7, 1996 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Hulk Hogan and The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) vs. Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger in a Six man tag team match.
4 Bash at the Beach (1997) July 13, 1997 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Lex Luger and The Giant vs. Dennis Rodman and Hollywood Hogan
5 Bash at the Beach (1998) July 12, 1998 San Diego, California Cox Arena Dennis Rodman and Hollywood Hogan vs. Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone
6 Bash at the Beach (1999) July 11, 1999 Fort Lauderdale, Florida National Car Rental Center Kevin Nash (c) and Sting vs. Randy Savage and Sid Vicious for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
7 Bash at the Beach (2000) July 8, 2000 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Booker T for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (billed as Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Hollywood Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship)

1994[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1994
Tagline(s) Hulk's WCW Debut!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 17, 1994
Attendance 14,000
Venue Orlando Arena
City Orlando, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Slamboree 1994 Bash at the Beach 1994 Fall Brawl 1994

Bash at the Beach 1994 took place on July 17, 1994 from the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

1995[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1995
Tagline(s) An Event So Hot, They Had To Put It On The Beach!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 16, 1995
Attendance 9,500
Venue The Beach
City Huntington Beach, California
Pay-per-view chronology
The Great American Bash 1995 Bash at the Beach 1995 Collision in Korea

Bash at the Beach 1995 took place on July 16, 1995 on the beach in Huntington Beach, California. To promote the event, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Big Van Vader and Kevin Sullivan guest starred on season 6 episode 15 of Baywatch, also titled "Bash at the Beach".

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


1996[edit]

1997[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1997
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Promotional poster featuring Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman
Tagline(s) Hollywood Hogan And Dennis Rodman Crash The Bash!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 13, 1997
Attendance 7,851
Venue Ocean Center
City Daytona Beach, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
The Great American Bash 1997 Bash at the Beach 1997 Road Wild 1997

Bash at the Beach 1997 took place on July 13, 1997 from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


1998[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1998
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Tagline(s) Like Skinny Dippin' In The Shark Tank. Somebody's Goin' Down.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 12, 1998
Attendance 10,095
Venue Cox Arena
City San Diego, California
Pay-per-view chronology
L.A. Melee Bash at the Beach 1998 Road Wild 1998

Bash at the Beach 1998 took place on July 12, 1998 from the Cox Arena in San Diego, California.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


1999[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1999
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Tagline(s) A Tidal Wave of Trash-Talkin', Body Slammin', Tsunami Fury.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 11, 1999
Attendance 13,624
Venue National Car Rental Center
City Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
The Great American Bash 1999 Bash at the Beach 1999 Road Wild 1999

Bash at the Beach 1999 took place on July 11, 1999 from the National Car Rental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


2000[edit]

Bash at the Beach 2000
Tagline(s)

One Man Walks Away With The Title, One Man Shocks The World!

It Ain't No Picnic!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 9, 2000
Attendance 6,572
Venue Ocean Center
City Daytona Beach, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
The Great American Bash 2000 Bash at the Beach 2000 New Blood Rising

Bash at the Beach 2000 took place on July 9, 2000 from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. p. 277. ISBN 0-06-103101-1. 
  2. ^ Brown, Blackjack (July 16, 2000). "No More Hulkamania? No way". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 11, 2007. 
  • John Pollock and Wai Ting review the 1994 Bash at the Beach with special guest Jimmy Hart on Review a Wai
  • Review a Wai - BATB 1994 [1]

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