The Great American Bash (1999) 1999 World Championship Wrestling pay-per-view event

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The Great American Bash
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PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJune 13, 1999
CityBaltimore, Maryland
VenueBaltimore Arena
Attendance11,672
Tagline(s)The Real Fireworks Start June 13th!
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The Great American Bash was the ninth The Great American Bash professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and thirteenth overall. It took place on June 13, 1999 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

Production

Background

The Great American Bash was a professional wrestling event established in 1985. It was first produced by the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) and aired on closed-circuit television before becoming a pay-per-view event in 1988; JCP was rebranded as World Championship Wrestling (WCW) later that same year. WCW then seceded from the NWA in 1991.[1] The 1999 event was the ninth Great American Bash event promoted by WCW and 13th overall. It took place on June 13, 1999 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.[2]

Storylines

The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Professional wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.[3]

Event

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentators Tony Schiavone
Bobby Heenan
Mike Tenay
Interviewer Gene Okerlund
Ring announcers David Penzer
Referees Mickie Henson
Charles Robinson

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, making his surprise return to WCW, interfered and attacked Kevin Nash with a powerbomb.

Results

No. Results[2][4][5] 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 Singles match 05:10
6 Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson and Asya) defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification Singles match 08:16
7 Rick Steiner defeated Sting Falls Count Anywhere match 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

References

  1. ^ "The Great American Bash". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
  2. ^ a b Cawthon, Graham (2015). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 5: World Championship Wrestling 1995-2001. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1499656343.
  3. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2015-11-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Great American Bash 1999". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 151.
  5. ^ "Great American Bash 1999". Pro Wrestling History. June 13, 1999. Retrieved September 16, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


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