|The Great American Bash|
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||June 13, 1999|
|Tagline(s)||The Real Fireworks Start June 13th!|
|The Great American Bash chronology|
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.
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. 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.
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.
|Ring announcers||David Penzer|
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.
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