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The Great American Bash
WWE The Great American Bash.png
The WWE Great American Bash logo used until 2007
Other name(s)The Bash
Created byDusty Rhodes
Promotion(s)National Wrestling Alliance's Jim Crockett Promotions (1985–1988)
World Championship Wrestling (1989–1992, 1995-2000)
World Wrestling Entertainment (2004–2009; 2012)
Brand(s)Raw (2007–2009)
SmackDown (2004–2009)
ECW (2007–2009)
First eventThe Great American Bash (1985)
Last eventSuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash

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 (JCP), 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.[1]

The last event was held on June 11, 2000, not to be held again due to the acquisition of WCW by World Wrestling Federation (WWF).[2] After a four-year hiatus, the event was revived by the rechristened WWE in June 2004 and would be exclusive to the SmackDown! brand from 2004 to 2006.[3][4][5] In 2007, to follow the format of WrestleMania, WWE made all its pay per view events promotionwide, featuring matches with competitors from its three brands, Raw, SmackDown, and ECW.[6] The 2009 event was rebranded as The Bash, as a way to distance the show from its past as part of WCW.[7] The event was replaced in 2010 by Fatal 4-Way and WWE Money in the Bank.

In July 2012, the event name was used for a live SuperSmackDown show featuring the Great American Bash Battle Royal.[8]

History[edit]

The Great American Bash was a pay-per-view (PPV) event consisting of a main event and undercard that feature championship matches and other various matches. The Great American Bash was originally known as The Great American Bash until 2009; this was the original name when produced under the professional wrestling promotions World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Jim Crockett Promotions. The first The Great American Bash event was produced under the National Wrestling Alliance's Jim Crockett Promotions and took place on July 6, 1985 at the American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.[9] The Great American Bash (1986) and The Great American Bash (1987) were featured as part of a tour during the July month.[9] The Great American Bash (1988) was the first The Great American Bash event that was produced as a pay-per-view. The show continued to run for an additional two years before being produced under World Championship Wrestling. The first Great American Bash event produced under the WCW banner was The Great American Bash 1991, which has been considered the worst show under the event chronology.[9] After the purchase of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation in 2001, none of their pay-per-view event names were seen again until The Great American Bash returned under World Wrestling Entertainment in 2004.[9] The event was made exclusive to the SmackDown! brand and took place on June 27, 2004 at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. After three years of being produced as a brand-exclusive event, The Great American Bash (2006) was the final Great American Bash event that was brand exclusive, as WWE announced that PPV events from then on would feature all three brands of WWE.[10] The event continued to promote under The Great American Bash name before being rebranded "The Bash" in 2009.

Dates and venues[edit]

SmackDown-branded event
# Event Date City Venue Main event
National Wrestling Alliance/Jim Crockett Promotions
1 The Great American Bash (1985) July 6, 1985 Charlotte, North Carolina American Legion Memorial Stadium Tully Blanchard (c) vs. Dusty Rhodes in a Steel cage match for the NWA World Television Championship
2 The Great American Bash (1986) July–August 1986 A tour of 13 shows around the south and eastern parts of the country Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes (c) for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
3 The Great American Bash (1987) July 1987 A tour of several shows around the south and eastern parts of the country The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk), Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff and Paul Ellering vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard) and The War Machine in a WarGames match
3 The Great American Bash (1988) July 10, 1988 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Ric Flair (c) vs. Lex Luger for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling
5 The Great American Bash (1989) July 23, 1989 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Ric Flair (c) vs. Terry Funk for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
6 The Great American Bash (1990) July 7, 1990 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Sting vs. Ric Flair (c) for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
World Championship Wrestling
7 The Great American Bash (1991) July 14, 1991 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Rick Steiner vs. Arn Anderson and Paul E. Dangerously in a Handicap Steel cage match
8 The Great American Bash (1992) July 12, 1992 Albany, Georgia Albany Civic Center Terry Gordy and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams vs. Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham in a tournament final for the NWA World Tag Team Championship
9 The Great American Bash (1995) June 18, 1995 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage
10 The Great American Bash (1996) June 16, 1996 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena The Giant (c) vs. Lex Luger for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
11 The Great American Bash (1997) June 15, 1997 Moline, Illinois The MARK of the Quad Cities Diamond Dallas Page vs. Randy Savage in a Falls Count Anywhere match
12 The Great American Bash (1998) June 14, 1998 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Sting vs. The Giant for control of the WCW World Tag Team Championship
13 The Great American Bash (1999) June 13, 1999 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Kevin Nash (c) vs. Randy Savage for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
14 The Great American Bash (2000) June 11, 2000 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Kevin Nash for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with special guest enforcer Ernest Miller
World Wrestling Entertainment
15 The Great American Bash (2004) June 27, 2004 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope The Undertaker vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) in a Handicap Concrete Crypt match
16 The Great American Bash (2005) July 24, 2005 Buffalo, New York HSBC Arena John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. Batista (c) for the World Heavyweight Championship
17 The Great American Bash (2006) July 23, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana Conseco Fieldhouse King Booker vs. Rey Mysterio (c) for the World Heavyweight Championship
18 The Great American Bash (2007) July 22, 2007 San Jose, California HP Pavilion John Cena (c) vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship
19 The Great American Bash (2008) July 20, 2008 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Triple H (c) vs. Edge for the WWE Championship
20 The Bash June 28, 2009 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena Randy Orton (c) vs. Triple H in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship
21 SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash July 3, 2012 Corpus Christi, Texas American Bank Center The Great American Bash 20-Man Battle Royal to determine the guest General Manager for next week's SmackDown
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1985[edit]

The Great American Bash (1985)
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
Jim Crockett Promotions
DateJuly 6, 1985
CityCharlotte, North Carolina
VenueAmerican Legion Memorial Stadium
Attendance27,000
Tagline(s)Ringmasters
Event chronology
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Starrcade (1984)
Next →
Starrcade (1985)
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First
Next →
The Great American Bash (1986)

The Great American Bash (1985) was the inaugural The Great American Bash professional wrestling closed circuit event produced by Jim Crockett Promotions. It 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[11][12][13] 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 Anderson 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 (Hawk and Animal) (c – AWA) (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 with David Crockett as special referee
8 Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard (c) (with Baby Doll) Steel cage match for the NWA World Television Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1986[edit]

The Great American Bash (1986)
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
Jim Crockett Promotions
DateJuly–August 1986
Cityvarious cities
Venuevarious venues
AttendanceN/A
Tagline(s)Ringmasters
Event chronology
← Previous
Starrcade (1985)
Next →
Starrcade (1986)
The Great American Bash chronology
← Previous
The Great American Bash (1985)
Next →
The Great American Bash (1987)

The Great American Bash (1986) was the second The Great American Bash event series produced by Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP).

JCP used "The Great American Bash" as the name for a tour that had several pay-per-view 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 8 in Charleston WV, 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[11][14] 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 Anderson 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 Koloff 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[11][14][15] 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 Anderson 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)
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
Jim Crockett Promotions
DateJuly 4, 1987
July 18, 1987
July 31, 1987
CityAtlanta
Charlotte, North Carolina
Miami
VenueThe Omni
Memorial Stadium
Orange Bowl
Event chronology
← Previous
Starrcade (1986)
Next →
Starrcade (1987)
The Great American Bash chronology
← Previous
The Great American Bash (1986)
Next →
The Great American Bash (1988)

The Great American Bash (1987) was the third The Great American Bash event series produced by Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP).

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. This was also the final wrestling event of the National Wrestling Alliance's JCP to be aired live on closed-circuit television, as Jim Crockett Promotions began airing their wrestling events live on pay-per-view, starting with Starrcade in November 1987.

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

No. Results[11][16][17] 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 (Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong) (c) 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) (c) 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[11][16] 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 "Dr. Death" 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 (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (c) (with Jim Cornette) by disqualification. Tag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Champions
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) (c) 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[11][16] Stipulations
1 Manny Fernandez and The Barbarian (with Paul Jones) defeated The Mulkey Brothers (Randy Mulkey and Bill Mulkey) Tag team match
2 Barry Windham (c) defeated Incubus Singles match for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship
3 The Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) (c) 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 (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) (c) 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

2012[edit]

SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash was the seventh Great American Bash professional wrestling event produced by WWE.[8] It took place on July 3, 2012 from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Unlike previous editions of The Great American Bash, the 2012 event was a special live airing of a regular television program (SmackDown) as opposed to a pay-per-view event. The show aired on Syfy.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Great Khali and Layla defeated Antonio Cesaro and Aksana[18] Mixed tag team match 1:56
2 Cody Rhodes defeated Christian[19] World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank qualifying match 12:50
3 Dolph Ziggler defeated Alex Riley[20] World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank qualifying match 4:26
4 Jim Duggan, Santino Marella and Sgt. Slaughter defeated Camacho, Drew McIntyre and Hunico[21] Six-man tag team match 7:25
5 Ryback defeated Curt Hawkins (with Tyler Reks)[22] Singles match 3:10
6 Zack Ryder won by last eliminating Kane[Note 1][23] The Great American Bash 20-Man Battle Royal to determine the guest General Manager for next week's SmackDown 10:48

Battle Royal[edit]

Elimination Wrestler Eliminated by Time[24]
1 Justin Gabriel Big Show 0:16
2 Brodus Clay Big Show 0:33
3 Ezekiel Jackson Tensai 1:03
4 The Great Khali Del Rio, Swagger & Tensai 1:38
5 Damien Sandow Zack Ryder 1:58
6 Santino Marella Cody Rhodes 2:15
7 Cody Rhodes Big Show 2:46
8 Kofi Kingston Big Show 2:57
9 Heath Slater Big Show (During commercial break) 5:33*1
10 Jack Swagger John Cena (During commercial break) 5:55*2
11 CM Punk Daniel Bryan 6:16
12 Daniel Bryan CM Punk 6:16
13 Alberto Del Rio John Cena 8:10
14 Tensai John Cena 8:39
15 John Cena Big Show 8:44
16 Christian Big Show 9:06
17 Dolph Ziggler Kane 9:20
18 Big Show Kane 9:20
19 Kane Zack Ryder 10:48
Winner: Zack Ryder
Notes
  1. ^ ^ Slater and Swaggers eliminations were not shown. This was because of the commercial break.

Notes[edit]

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