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The Great American Bash
Information
Other name(s) The Bash
Created by Dusty Rhodes
Promotion(s) Jim Crockett Promotions
World Championship Wrestling,
World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Raw
SmackDown
ECW
First event The Great American Bash (1985)
Last event The Bash (2009)

The Great American Bash was an annual summer professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and then by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). According to Ric Flair in his autobiography, To Be the Man, Dusty Rhodes invented the concept of The Great American Bash.

After the final Great American Bash was held by WCW on June 11, 2000, the event would not be held again due to the acquisition of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). After a four-year hiatus, however, the event was revived by WWE in 2004 until 2009 (the name of the final event being abbreviated to "The Bash"), and was also used as the title for a special live edition of SmackDown in July 2012. WWE's production of The Great American Bash was the only former WCW pay-per-view event to be revived by WWE.

Dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue
National Wrestling Alliance
The Great American Bash (1985) July 6, 1985 Charlotte, North Carolina American Legion Memorial Stadium
The Great American Bash (1986) July–August 1986 A tour of 13 shows around the south and eastern parts of the country
The Great American Bash (1987) July 1987 A tour of several shows around the south and eastern parts of the country
The Great American Bash (1988) July 10, 1988 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
World Championship Wrestling
The Great American Bash (1989) July 23, 1989 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
The Great American Bash (1990) July 7, 1990 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
The Great American Bash (1991) July 14, 1991 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
The Great American Bash (1992) July 12, 1992 Albany, Georgia Albany Civic Center
The Great American Bash (1995) June 18, 1995 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
The Great American Bash (1996) June 16, 1996 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
The Great American Bash (1997) June 15, 1997 Moline, Illinois The MARK of the Quad Cities
The Great American Bash (1998) June 14, 1998 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
The Great American Bash (1999) June 13, 1999 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
The Great American Bash (2000) June 11, 2000 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
World Wrestling Entertainment
The Great American Bash (2004) June 27, 2004 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope
The Great American Bash (2005) July 24, 2005 Buffalo, New York HSBC Arena
The Great American Bash (2006) July 23, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana Conseco Fieldhouse
The Great American Bash (2007) July 22, 2007 San Jose, California HP Pavilion
The Great American Bash (2008) July 20, 2008 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Bash June 28, 2009 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena

National Wrestling Alliance (Jim Crockett Promotions)[edit]

1985[edit]

The Great American Bash (1985)
Tagline(s) Ringmasters
Information
Promotion Jim Crockett Promotions
Date July 6, 1985
Attendance 27,000
Venue American Legion Memorial Stadium
City Charlotte, North Carolina
The Great American Bash chronology
N/A The Great American Bash (1985) The Great American Bash (1986)

The Great American Bash (1985) took place on July 6, 1985 at the American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a result of Dusty Rhodes winning the match, Tully Blanchard's valet, Baby Doll was forced to be Dusty Rhodes' valet for 30 days which sparked her face turn as she became a full-time valet for Rhodes and his then partner, Magnum T.A.

No. Results[1][2][3] Stipulations
1 Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones Dog Collar match
2 Manny Fernandez, Sam Houston and Buzz Tyler defeated Superstar Billy Graham, Konga the Barbarian and Abdullah the Butcher (with Paul Jones) Six-man tag team match
3 Ron Bass (with James J. Dillon) fought Buddy Landel to a draw Singles match
4 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Ole and Arn Anderson) (c) defeated Buzz Sawyer and Dick Slater Tag team match for the NWA National Tag Team Championship
5 The Russian Team (Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff) (c – NWA) fought The Road Warriors (c – AWA) (Hawk and Animal) (with Paul Ellering) to a double disqualification Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship and the AWA World Tag Team Championship
6 Magnum T.A. (c) defeated Kamala (with Skandor Akbar) by disqualification Singles match for the NWA United States Championship
7 Ric Flair (c) defeated Nikita Koloff (with Ivan Koloff) Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, David Crockett as special referee
8 Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard (with Baby Doll) Steel cage match to win the NWA World Television Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1986[edit]

Jim Crockett Promotions used "The Great American Bash" as the name for a tour that had several PPV caliber shows around the country. In 1986, there were 13 Great American Bashes and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defended his title at each one against Ricky Morton, Road Warrior Hawk, Ron Garvin, Nikita Koloff, Robert Gibson, Road Warrior Animal, Magnum T.A., Wahoo McDaniel and Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes defeated him for the title at the July 26 Bash. Flair challenged for it on the last Bash on August 2. Nikita Koloff and Magnum T.A. were involved in a best of seven title match series throughout the Bash for the U.S. Title. The cities toured in 1986 were in order as follows: July 1 in Philadelphia, July 3 in Washington, D.C., July 4 in Memphis, Tennessee, July 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 9 in Cincinnati, July 10 in Roanoke, Virginia, July 12 in Jacksonville, Florida, July 18 in Richmond, Virginia, July 21 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, July 23 in Johnson City, Tennessee, July 25 in Norfolk, Virginia, July 26 in Greensboro, North Carolina and August 2 in Atlanta.

July 5, 1986 in Charlotte, North Carolina (Memorial Stadium)

No. Results[1][4] Stipulations
1 Denny Brown (c) fought Steve Regal to a draw Singles match for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
2 Robert Gibson defeated Black Bart Singles match
3 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Ole and Arn Anderson) defeated Sam Houston and Nelson Royal Tag team match
4 Manny Fernandez defeated Baron von Raschke (with Paul Jones) Bunkhouse match
5 Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin (with Precious) Indian Strap match
6 Ron Garvin defeated Tully Blanchard (with James J. Dillon) Taped Fist match
7 The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk; with Paul Ellering) defeated The Russian Team (Ivan and Nikita Koloff) Russian Chain match
8 Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley (with Paul Jones) Hair vs. Hair match
9 Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A. and Baby Doll defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) and Jim Cornette Steel cage match
10 Ric Flair (c) defeated Ricky Morton Steel Cage match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

July 26, 1986 in Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum)

No. Results[1][4][5] Stipulations
1 Steve Regal defeated Sam Houston Singles match
2 Black Bart and Konga the Barbarian defeated Denny Brown and Italian Stallion Tag team match
3 Manny Fernandez defeated Baron von Raschke (with Paul Jones) Loaded Glove on a Pole match
4 Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin (with Precious) Indian Strap match
5 Tully Blanchard (with James J. Dillon) defeated Ron Garvin Taped Fist match
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) fought The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Ole and Arn Anderson) to a draw Tag team match
7 Paul Jones (with Shaska Whatley) defeated Jimmy Valiant Hair vs. Hair match
8 Magnum T.A. defeated Nikita Koloff (with Ivan Koloff) Best of 7 series for the NWA United States Championship (3-1)
9 The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) and Baby Doll (with Paul Ellering) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) and Jim Cornette Steel Cage match
10 Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair (c) Steel Cage match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1987[edit]

The Great American Bash (1987)
Information
Promotion Jim Crockett Promotions
Date July 4, 1987
July 18, 1987
July 31, 1987
Venue The Omni
Memorial Stadium
Orange Bowl
City Atlanta, Georgia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Miami, Florida
The Great American Bash chronology
The Great American Bash (1986) The Great American Bash (1987) The Great American Bash (1988)

This was the first use of the WarGames: The Match Beyond match conceived by Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes was on the winning side in both events along with The Road Warriors, Nikita Koloff and Paul Ellering. Koloff, Rhodes and J.J. Dillon sustained serious injuries in the first encounter. The Bash series took place in numerous venues all July long, starting in Landover, Maryland at the Capital Centre on July 2.

July 4, 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia (The Omni)

No. Results[1][6][7] Stipulations
1 Kendall Windham defeated Gladiator #1 Singles match
2 Sting defeated Thunderfoot #1 Singles match
3 LazerTron defeated MOD Squad Spike Singles match
4 Jimmy Valiant defeated MOD Squad Basher Singles match
5 Barry Windham (c) defeated Rick Steiner Singles match for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship
6 Ron Garvin and Jimmy Garvin (with Precious) defeated Vladimir Petrov and The Barbarian (with Paul Jones) Tag team match
7 The Lightning Express (c) (Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong) defeated The Angel of Death and Big Bubba Rogers (with Skandor Akbar) Tag team match for the UWF World Tag Team Championship
8 Chris Adams defeated Black Bart (with Skandor Akbar) by disqualification Singles match
9 The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts, Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy) defeated Ivan Koloff, Manny Fernandez and Paul Jones Six-man tag team match
10 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane; with Jim Cornette) by disqualification Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship
11 Steve Williams (with Magnum T.A.) defeated Dick Murdoch (with Eddie Gilbert) Texas Death Match
12 The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk), Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes and Paul Ellering defeated The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Tully Blanchard and J.J. Dillon; with Dark Journey) WarGames match
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

July 18, 1987 in Charlotte, North Carolina (Memorial Stadium)

No. Results[1][6] Stipulations
1 Kendall Windham, Jimmy Valiant and LazerTron defeated Sean Royal, Gladiator #1 and Gladiator #2 Six-man tag team match
2 Chris Adams defeated Black Bart (with Skandor Akbar) Singles match
3 Barry Windham (c) defeated Big Bubba Rogers (with Skandor Akbar) Singles match for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship
4 Steve Williams and Terry Gordy defeated Eddie Gilbert and Dick Murdoch Bunkhouse match
5 The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts) defeated The Midnight Express (c) (with Jim Cornette) by disqualification. Tag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Champions
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (c) (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher) Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship
7 Road Warrior Animal (with Paul Ellering) defeated Arn Anderson (with James J. Dillon) Taped Fist match
8 Lex Luger (c) (with James J. Dillon) defeated Nikita Koloff Singles match for the NWA United States Championship
9 Ric Flair (c) (with James J. Dillon) defeated Road Warrior Hawk (with Paul Ellering) by disqualification Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
10 Dusty Rhodes (with Barry Windham) defeated Tully Blanchard (with James J. Dillon and Dark Journey) "Lights-out" Barbed Wire Ladder match for $100,000.
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

July 31, 1987 in Miami, Florida (Orange Bowl)

No. Results[1][6] Stipulations
1 Manny Fernandez and The Barbarian (with Paul Jones) defeated The Mulkey Brothers (Randy and Bill) Tag team match
2 Barry Windham (c) defeated Incubus Singles match for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship
3 The Sheepherders (c) (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) fought Jimmy Garvin and Ron Garvin (with Precious) to a double disqualification Tag team match for the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship
4 Mike Rotunda (c) defeated Ivan Koloff Singles match for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
5 Kevin Sullivan defeated Dory Funk Jr. Texas Death Match
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (c) (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane; with Jim Cornette) Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship
7 The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk), Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff and Paul Ellering defeated The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard) and The War Machine (with J.J. Dillon and Dark Journey) WarGames match
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1988[edit]

World Championship Wrestling[edit]

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

The Great American Bash (1996)
The Great American Bash 96.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Mean Gene Okerlund and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Tagline(s) World Championship Wrestling Turns Up The Heat!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date June 16, 1996
Attendance 9,000
Venue Baltimore Arena
City Baltimore, Maryland
Pay-per-view chronology
Slamboree (1996) The Great American Bash (1996) Bash at the Beach (1996)
The Great American Bash chronology
The Great American Bash (1995) The Great American Bash (1996) The Great American Bash (1997)

The Great American Bash (1996) took place on June 16, 1996 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. After John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers Tenta cut Rogers' goatee off with a pair of scissors. After the match between Chris Benoit and Kevin Sullivan Arn Anderson came to the ring and helped Benoit attack Sullivan. In a tag team match Ric Flair pinned Kevin Greene after Steve McMichael turned on Greene and hit him with a steel briefcase. Debra McMichael had chased Woman and Elizabeth to the back, only to return with the briefcase containing money and a Four Horsemen T-shirt. McMichael's accepting of the case gave him Brian Pillman's spot in the Horsemen. After the match, Chris Benoit came out and the Horsemen attacked Greene and Savage. Eric Bischoff interviewed Kevin Nash and Scott Hall after the interview Nash and Hall Power Bomb bischoff.

No. Results[8][9][10] Stipulations Times
1ME Rocco Rock defeated Jerry Sags Singles match 01:46
2ME V.K. Wallstreet defeated Jim Powers Singles match 03:07
3ME Jim Duggan defeated Disco Inferno Singles match 02:09
4 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Fire and Ice (Scott Norton and Ice Train) Tag team match to determine the #1 contenders for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 10:29
5 Konnan (c) defeated El Gato Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 06:03
6 Diamond Dallas Page defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell Singles match 09:39
7 Dean Malenko (c) defeated Rey Misterio, Jr. Singles match for the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship 17:50
8 John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers (with Jimmy Hart) Singles match 05:24
9 Chris Benoit defeated Kevin Sullivan (with Jimmy Hart) Falls Count Anywhere match 09:58
10 Sting defeated Lord Steven Regal (with Jeeves) Singles match 16:30
11 Ric Flair and Arn Anderson (with Woman, Miss Elizabeth and Bobby Heenan) defeated Kevin Greene and Steve McMichael (with Randy Savage, Debra and Tara Greene) Tag team match 20:51
12 The Giant (c) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Lex Luger Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 09:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • ME – indicates the match was broadcast prior to the pay-per-view on Main Event

1997[edit]

The Great American Bash (1997)
The Great American Bash 97.jpg
Promotional poster
Tagline(s) Give Him A Nice Warm Hug On Father's Day
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date June 15, 1997
Attendance 9,613
Venue The MARK of the Quad Cities
City Moline, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
Slamboree (1997) The Great American Bash (1997) Bash at the Beach (1997)
The Great American Bash chronology
The Great American Bash (1996) The Great American Bash (1997) The Great American Bash (1998)

The Great American Bash (1997) took place on June 15, 1997 at The MARK of the Quad Cities in Moline, Illinois. During the match between Glacier and Wrath, Mortis was handcuffed to the ring post. After the match, Mortis and Wrath handcuffed Glacier to the ring ropes and attacked him. Due to her loss to Akira Hokuto, Madusa had to retire. Kevin Greene pinned Steve McMichael after Jeff Jarrett accidentally hit McMichael with a steel briefcase.

No. Results[8][11][12] Stipulations Times
1 Ultimate Dragon defeated Psychosis (with Sonny Onoo) Singles match 14:20
2 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) by disqualification Tag team match 12:02
3 Konnan defeated Hugh Morrus Singles match 10:34
4 Glacier defeated Wrath (with James Vandenberg and Mortis) Singles match 12:02
5 Akira Hokuto (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Madusa Title vs. Career match for the WCW Women's Championship 11:41
6 Chris Benoit defeated Meng Death match 14:59
7 Kevin Greene defeated Steve McMichael (with Debra McMichael) Singles match 09:21
8 The Outsiders (c) (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) defeated Ric Flair and Roddy Piper Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 10:02
9 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly Page) Falls Count Anywhere match 16:56
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1998[edit]

The Great American Bash (1998)
GreatAmericanBash98.jpg
Promotional poster
Tagline(s) Baseball, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie. Tradition Bites! The New American Pastime!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Brand(s) WCW
nWo
Date June 14, 1998
Attendance 12,810
Venue Baltimore Arena
City Baltimore, Maryland
Pay-per-view chronology
Slamboree (1998) The Great American Bash (1998) Bash at the Beach (1998)
The Great American Bash chronology
The Great American Bash (1997) The Great American Bash (1998) The Great American Bash (1999)

The Great American Bash (1998) took place on June 14, 1998 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.[13] Booker T and Chris Benoit had been facing each other for several weeks to determine the #1 contender to the WCW World Television Championship that Booker had lost to Fit Finlay on the May 4, 1998 edition of Nitro due to a distraction from Benoit. Dean Malenko was disqualified after hitting Chris Jericho with a steel chair. This match was made after Malenko was stripped of the Cruiserweight Championship due to his actions at Slamboree the month before. After Konnan's loss to Bill Goldberg, Curt Hennig and Rick Rude turned on Konnan and attacked him, joining nWo Hollywood. As per the stipulation of the main event, the winner was able to keep his half of the tag team championship and pick a new partner. Sting chose his nWo Wolfpac teammate Kevin Nash. The Giant was to pick The Disciple if had he won the match.

No. Results[8][14][15] Stipulations Times
1 Booker T defeated Chris Benoit Singles match to determine the #1 contender to the WCW World Television Championship
Final in the best of seven series
16:20
2 Kanyon defeated Perry Saturn Singles match 14:46
3 Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko by disqualification Singles match for the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Championship 13:52
4 Juventud Guerrera defeated Reese (with Lodi) Singles match 08:45
5 Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero Singles match 14:46
6 Booker T defeated Fit Finlay (c) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 13:13
7 Goldberg (c) defeated Konnan (with Rick Rude and Curt Hennig) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 01:57
8 Hollywood Hogan and Bret Hart (with The Disciple) defeated Roddy Piper and Randy Savage Tag team match 11:40
9 Roddy Piper defeated Randy Savage by submission Singles match 01:37
10 Sting defeated The Giant Singles match for control of the WCW World Tag Team Championships 06:40
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999[edit]

The Great American Bash (1999)
The Great American Bash 1999 poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Tagline(s) The Real Fireworks Start June 13th!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date June 13, 1999
Attendance 11,672
Venue Baltimore Arena
City Baltimore, Maryland
Pay-per-view chronology
Slamboree (1999) The Great American Bash (1999) Bash at the Beach (1999)
The Great American Bash chronology
The Great American Bash (1998) The Great American Bash (1999) The Great American Bash (2000)

The Great American Bash (1999) took place on June 13, 1999 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Hak pinned Brian Knobs after Jimmy Hart accidentally hit Knobs with a steel chair. Knobs was then hit with a kendo stick by Hak. After the match, Hugh Morrus came out and attacked Hak. Roddy Piper was disqualified when Buff Bagwell came out and attacked Ric Flair; as per a prematch stipulation Flair regained the presidency of WCW that he had lost to Piper at Slamboree the previous month. After the match, Piper helped Flair and Arn Anderson to attack Bagwell. Rick Steiner won the match after Sting was attacked backstage by dogs and Rick forced the referee to declare him the winner. Randy Savage was disqualified after Sid Vicious interfered and attacked Kevin Nash with a big boot and a powerbomb.

No. Results[8][16][17] Stipulations Times
1 Hak (with Chastity) defeated Brian Knobs (with Jimmy Hart) Hardcore match 05:41
2 Van Hammer defeated Mikey Whipwreck Singles match 08:35
3 Buff Bagwell defeated Disco Inferno Singles match 10:33
4 The No Limit Soldiers (Konnan and Rey Misterio Jr.) defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Bobby Duncum Jr.) Tag team match 10:44
5 Ernest Miller (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Horace Hogan Singe match 05:10
6 Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson and Asya) defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification Singles match for control of World Championship Wrestling 08:16
7 Rick Steiner (c) defeated Sting Falls Count Anywhere match for the WCW World Television Championship 10:35
8 Jersey Triad (Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon) (with Bam Bam Bigelow) defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn (c) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 19:13
9 Kevin Nash (c) defeated Randy Savage (with Gorgeous George, Madusa, and Miss Madness) by disqualification Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 07:29
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2000[edit]

The Great American Bash (2000)
Tagline(s) A Battle Of Heroic Proportions!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date June 11, 2000
Attendance 7,031
Venue Baltimore Arena
City Baltimore, Maryland
Pay-per-view chronology
Slamboree (2000) The Great American Bash (2000) Bash at the Beach (2000)
The Great American Bash chronology
The Great American Bash (1999) The Great American Bash (2000) The Great American Bash (2004)

The Great American Bash (2000) took place on June 11, 2000 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the final Great American Bash produced by World Championship Wrestling before the acquisition of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) the following March. Shane Douglas put the Wall through three tables at the same time to win. The first wrestler to put their opponent through three tables would win the match. Hulk Hogan pinned Billy Kidman after hitting him with brass knuckles to become number one contender to the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. If Hogan had lost, he would have had to retire. If Ric Flair had lost his match, he would have had to retire. Vampiro set Sting on fire to win the match. Jeff Jarrett pinned Kevin Nash after a Spear from Goldberg. Konnan was guest bellringer, Rey Misterio Jr. was guest timekeeper, Disqo was guest beltkeeper, Juventud Guerrera was guest ring announcer. After the match, Goldberg joined the New Blood.

No. Results[8][18][19] Stipulations Times
1 Lt. Loco (c) (with General Rection, Major Gunns, Corporal Cajun, Major Stash) defeated Disqo (with Konnan, Tygress, Rey Misterio Jr., Juventud Guerrera) Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 04:57
2 KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) defeated The Mamalukes (Big Vito and Johnny the Bull) Tag team match to determine #1 contenders to the WCW World Tag Team Championship 09:20
3 Mike Awesome defeated Diamond Dallas Page (with Chris Kanyon) Ambulance match 09:41
4 GI Bro defeated Shawn Stasiak Boot Camp match 13:58
5 Shane Douglas defeated The Wall Best of five Tables match 08:12
6 Scott Steiner (with Midajah and Shakira) defeated Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott Handicap Asylum match 03:46
7 Hollywood Hogan defeated Billy Kidman Singles match with Horace Hogan as special guest referee 11:39
8 Ric Flair defeated David Flair (with Vince Russo) Singles match 10:16
9 Vampiro defeated Sting Human Torch match 07:23
10 Jeff Jarrett (c) defeated Kevin Nash Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with Ernest Miller as special guest enforcer 17:22
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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