Bash at the Beach

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Logo of the Bash at the Beach pay-per-view series

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 Slamboree, 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 Ref
1 Bash at the Beach (1994) July 17, 1994 Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena Ric Flair (c) versus Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [1]
2 Bash at the Beach (1995) July 16, 1995 Huntington Beach, California The Beach Hulk Hogan (c) versus Vader in a Steel cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [2]
3 Bash at the Beach (1996) July 7, 1996 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Hulk Hogan and The Outsiders (professional wrestling) (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) vs. Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger in a Six man tag team match. [3]
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 [4]
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 [5]
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 [5]
7 Bash at the Beach (2000) July 9, 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) [6]

1994[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1994
Tagline(s) Hulk's WCW Debut!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 17, 1994[1]
Attendance 14,000[1]
Venue Orlando Arena[1]
City Orlando, Florida[1]
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.

Johnny B. Badd replaced Sting, who was injured. Terry Funk pinned Dustin Rhodes after his partner Arn Anderson turned on Rhodes and executed a DDT on him.

No. Results[1][7][8] Stipulations Times
1D Brian Armstrong and Brad Armstrong defeated "Bad Attitude" Steve Keirn and Bobby Eaton Tag team match N/A
2 Lord Steven Regal (c) defeated Johnny B. Badd Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 10:40
3 Vader (with Harley Race) defeated The Guardian Angel by disqualification Singles match 07:58
4 Terry Funk and Bunkhouse Buck defeated Dustin Rhodes and Arn Anderson Tag team match 11:15
5 Steve Austin (c) defeated Ricky Steamboat Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 20:06
6 Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma and Paul Orndorff) defeated Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan (c) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship[9] 20:11
7 Hulk Hogan (with Mr. T and Jimmy Hart) defeated Ric Flair (c) (with Sensuous Sherri) Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 21:50
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark 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[2]
Attendance 9,500[2]
Venue The Beach[2]
City Huntington Beach, California[2]
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".

Kamala pinned Jim Duggan after The Zodiac hit him with Kamala's mask. The Randy Savage/Ric Flair match was fought under Lumberjack rules but billed as a "Lifeguard match" due to taking place on the beach. The "Lifeguards" who surrounded the ring were: Arn Anderson, Booker T, Brian Knobs, Bunkhouse Buck, Chris Kanyon, Dave Sullivan, Diamond Dallas Page, Dick Slater, Jim Duggan, Jerry Sags, Johnny B. Badd, Mark Starr, Max Muscle and Stevie Ray.

No. Results[2][10][11] Stipulations Times
1P Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Chris Kanyon Singles match (shown on WCW Main Event) 02:03
2P Road Warrior Hawk defeated Mark Starr Singles match (shown on WCW Main Event) 01:25
3P Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck defeated Marcus Bagwell and Alex Wright Tag team match for a WCW World Tag Team Championship title match on WCW Saturday Night (shown on WCW Main Event) 03:25
4 Sting (c) defeated Meng Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 15:31
5 The Renegade (c) defeated Paul Orndorff Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 06:12
6 Kamala defeated Jim Duggan Singled match 06:00
7 Diamond Dallas Page (with the Diamond Doll and Max Muscle) defeated Dave Sullivan Singles match 05:04
8 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (c) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) and The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton) Triangle match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 13:41
9 Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair "Lifeguard" match 13:55
10 Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Vader Steel cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 13:23
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show

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[4]
Attendance 7,851[4]
Venue Ocean Center[4]
City Daytona Beach, Florida[4]
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.

No. Results[4][10][12] Stipulations Times
1 Mortis and Wrath (with James Vandenberg) defeated Glacier and Ernest Miller Tag team match 09:47
2 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Ultimate Dragon Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 12:55
3 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Great Muta and Masahiro Chono Tag Team match for the number one contendership of the WCW World Tag Team Championship. 10:37
4 Juventud Guerrera, Héctor Garza, and Lizmark, Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis, and Villano IV Six-man tag team match 10:08
5 Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster (with Jacqueline) Retirement match 13:10
6 Jeff Jarrett (c) defeated Steve McMichael (with Queen Debra McMichael) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 06:56
7 Scott Hall and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Curt Hennig (with Kimberly Page) Tag team match 09:35
8 Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair Singles match 13:26
9 Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman (with Randy Savage) Tag team match 22:30
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1998[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1998
BashAtTheBeach1998Poster.jpg
Tagline(s) Like Skinny Dippin' In The Shark Tank. Somebody's Goin' Down.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 12, 1998[5]
Attendance 10,095[5]
Venue Cox Arena[5]
City San Diego, California[5]
Pay-per-view chronology
The Great American Bash 1998 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.

Stevie Ray] defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. when Guerrero purposely submitted to a handshake. After Chavo Guerrero Jr.'s loss to his uncle Eddy Guerrero Chavo shaved his own hair off. Rey Misterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho to win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship, but the title was returned to Jericho the next night on WCW Monday Nitro, due to interference from Dean Malenko during the match.

No. Results[5][10][13] Stipulations Times
1D Villano IV and Villano V defeated Damien and Ciclope Tag team match 07:51
2 Raven (with Riggs and Lodi) defeated Saturn Raven's Rules match 10:40
3 Juventud Guerrera defeated Kidman Singles match 09:55
4 Stevie Ray defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr. Singles match 01:35
5 Eddie Guerrero defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. Hair versus Hair match 11:54
6 Konnan (with Lex Luger and Kevin Nash) defeated Disco Inferno (with Alex Wright) Singles match 02:16
7 The Giant defeated Kevin Greene Singles match 06:58
8 Rey Misterio, Jr. defeated Chris Jericho (c) No Disqualification match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 06:00
9 Booker T (c) defeated Bret Hart by disqualification Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 08:28
10 Goldberg (c) defeated Curt Hennig Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 03:50
11 Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman (with The Disciple) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone 23:47
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1999[edit]

Bash at the Beach 1999
Bash At The Beach 1999 Poster.jpg
Tagline(s) A Tidal Wave of Trash-Talkin', Body Slammin', Tsunami Fury.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date July 11, 1999[14]
Attendance 13,624[14]
Venue National Car Rental Center[14]
City Fort Lauderdale, Florida[14]
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.

The Junkyard Invitational match took place in a junkyard and the match could only be won climbing over a chain link fence and escaping. Finlay escaped the junkyard to win the match and the WCW Hardcore Trophy.

No. Results[14][10][15] Stipulations Times
1D CJ Afi and Jeremy Lopez defeated Jamie Howard and Jet Jaguar Tag team match N/A
2 Ernest Miller (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Disco Inferno0 Singles match 08:07
3 Rick Steiner (c) defeated Van Hammer Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 03:05
4 David Flair (c) (with Ric Flair, Samantha, Double D, and Arn Anderson) defeated Dean Malenko Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 03:05
5 The No Limit Soldiers (Konnan, Rey Misterio, Jr., Swoll, and Brad Armstrong) defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig, Bobby Duncum Jr., Barry Windham, and Kendall Windham) Elimination match 15:35
6 Fit Finlay defeated Ciclope, Jerry Flynn, Johnny Grunge, Hak, Horace Hogan, Brian Knobs, Hugh Morrus, La Parka, Lord Steven Regal, Rocco Rock, Silver King, Squire David Taylor, and Mikey Whipwreck Junkyard Invitational 13:51
7 The Jersey Triad (Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Kanyon, and Bam Bam Bigelow) (c) defeated Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 23:16
8 Buff Bagwell (with Judy Bagwell) defeated Roddy Piper (with Ric Flair) Boxing match, Special Guest Referee Mills Lane 3rd round 0:36
9 Randy Savage and Sid Vicious (with Madusa and Miss Madness) defeated Kevin Nash (c) and Sting (with Gorgeous George) Tag team match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 13:20
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match
Order of elimination

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[6]
Attendance 6,572
Venue Ocean Center[6]
City Daytona Beach, Florida[6]
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.

Scott Steiner was disqualified when he used the Steiner Recliner which had been banned. WCW Commissioner Ernest Miller stripped Steiner of the WCW United States Championship following the match. Vampiro won the Graveyard match when the Demon didn't show up to the ring; most of this match was pre-taped before the show at an outdoor location. Hulk Hogan pinned Jeff Jarrett after Vince Russo had Jarrett lie down for Hogan. After the match, Russo fired Hogan and declared that Jarrett was still champion, but Hollywood Hogan took the belt with him.

No. Results[6][10][16] Stipulations Times
1 Lt. Loco (c) defeated Juventud Guerrera Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 12:09
2 Big Vito (c) defeated Norman Smiley and Ralphus Handicap match for the WCW Hardcore Championship 05:55
3 Daffney (with Crowbar) defeated Ms. Hancock (with David Flair) Wedding Gown match 04:16
4 KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) defeated The Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo) (c) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 13:36
5 Kanyon defeated Booker T Singles match 10:05
6 Mike Awesome defeated Scott Steiner (c)(with Midajah) by disqualification Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 09:11
7 Vampiro defeated The Demon Graveyard match 06:40
8 Shane Douglas defeated Buff Bagwell Singles match 07:54
9 Hollywood Hogan defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship[17] 01:20
10 Goldberg defeated Kevin Nash Singles match for Scott Hall's contract 05:28
11 Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 13:40
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bash at the Beach 1995". Pro Wrestling History. July 16, 1995. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bash at the Beach 1996". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved March 29, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Bash at the Beach 1997". Pro Wrestling History. July 13, 1997. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Bash at the Beach 1998". Pro Wrestling History. July 12, 1998. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Bash at the Beach 2000". Pro Wrestling History. July 9, 2000. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Cawthon, Graham (2014). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 4: World Championship Wrestling 1989-1994. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1499656343. 
  8. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Bash at the Beach (Orlando, Florida, Orlando Arena) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 140. 
  9. ^ Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. p. 277. ISBN 0-06-103101-1. 
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  11. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Bash at the Beach (Huntington Beach California, on the beach) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 141. 
  12. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Bash at the Beach (Daytona Beach, Florida, Ocean Center) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 142. 
  13. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Bash at the Beach (San Diego, California, Cox Arena) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 142. 
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  15. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Bash at the Beach (FOrt Lauderdale, Florida, the Car Rental Center) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 143. 
  16. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Bash at the Beach (Daytona Beach, Florida, Ocean Center) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 143. 
  17. ^ Brown, Blackjack (July 16, 2000). "No More Hulkamania? No way". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 11, 2007. 
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