Beach Blast (1992)

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Beach Blast (1992)
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PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJune 20, 1992[1]
CityMobile, Alabama[1]
VenueMobile Civic Center[1]
Attendance5,000[1]
Tagline(s)World Championship Wrestling Beats The Heat!
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Beach Blast (1992) was the inaugural Beach Blast professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on June 20, 1992 in the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama.

The show included two main events Ricky Steamboat and Rick Rude faced off in a 30-minute Iron Man Challenge as the culmination of a long running feud, and The Steiner Brothers defended their WCW World Tag Team Championship against Terry Gordy and Steve Williams. In 2014, All WCW pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

In 1992 the Atlanta, Georgia based World Championship Wrestling (WCW) professional wrestling promotion increased their pay-per-view (PPV) shows from six in 1991 to seven in 1992. As part of the expansion WCW came up with the concept of "Beach Blast". As part of the show's beach theme the Mobile Civic Center was decked out like a beach, complete with sand dunes around the entrance. surfboards and other surfing images.

The show took place only four days after WCW held Clash of the Champions XIX, free to cable subscribers.[2]

The show was one of the first major events held after Bill Watts had been put in charge of WCW and would be the first show where a number of Watts' new rules would be enforced, including any move that included jumping off the top rope would result in a disqualification.[3]

Storylines[edit]

The event featured wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[4]

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentator Jim Ross
Jesse Ventura
Ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta

Results[edit]

No. Results[1][3][5][6] Stipulations Times
1D The Junkyard Dog, Tom Zenk and Big Josh defeated Tracy Smothers, Richard Morton and Diamond Dallas Page Six-man tag team match N/A
2 Scotty Flamingo defeated Brian Pillman (c) Singles match for the WCW Light Heavyweight Championship 17:29
3 Ron Simmons defeated Terry Taylor Singles match 07:10
4 Greg Valentine defeated Marcus Bagwell by submission Singles match 07:17
5 Sting defeated Cactus Jack Falls Count Anywhere match 11:24
6 Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude 4-3 30 Minute Iron Man match 30:00
7 Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham and Nikita Koloff defeated The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Steve Austin and Bobby Eaton) (with Paul E. Dangerously and Madusa) by disqualification Six-man tag team match with Ole Anderson as special guest referee 15:32
8 The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) (c) fought Terry Gordy and Steve Williams to a time-limit draw Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 30:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

Availability on the WWE Network[edit]

WCW closed in 2001 and all rights to their television and PPV shows was bought by WWE, including the Beach Blast shows. With the launch of the WWE Network in 2014 the 1992 Beach Blast show became available on demand for network subscribers. Due to copyright concerns some of the theme songs originally used were initially replaced with generic music, notably the entrance music for Sting and The Steiner Brothers composed by Jimmy Papa. In March 2014, WWE restored the original music after an unsuccessful lawsuit by the composer.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Beach Blast (Mobile Alabama, Mobile Civic Center). Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 140.
  2. ^ "Clash of Champions Results (XIX)". Archived from the original on 2008-06-23.
  3. ^ a b Hoops, Brian (November 8, 2007). "SPECIALIST: WCW Beach Blast '92 - Arn & Austin & Eaton taking on Dustin & Windham & Nikita". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  5. ^ Cawthon, Graham (2014). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 4: World Championship Wrestling 1989-1994. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1499656343.
  6. ^ "Beach Blast 1992". Pro Wrestling History. June 20, 1992. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  7. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (March 21, 2014). "FRI UPDATE: Another ridiculously packed weekend, TNA star done, Slammiversary travel packages, WWE Network potential series reel, tons more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 30, 2015.