• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (July 7, 1996) – WCW Bash at the Beach 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 7, 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ LIVE on PPV from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This was the 3rd out of 7 annual Bash at the Beach pay-per-views the WCW aired from 1994 to 2000.
The event saw the shocking Heel Turn of Old School WWF Legend Hulk Hogan, who became “the 3rd man” in the main event between The Outsiders and Team WCW, leading to the formation of the nWo.
Here are the results from that night:
– Rey Mysterio, Jr. defeated Psychosis
– Carson City Silver Dollar: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba
– Taped Fist: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Duggan
– Double Dog Collar: The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy
– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Dean Malenko (c) defeated Disco Inferno
– Steve McMichael defeated Joe Gomez
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Konnan (c)
– The Giant & The Taskmaster defeated Arn Anderson & Chris Benoit
– The Outsiders & Hulk Hogan wrestled Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger to a no-contest
• AJ Lee Reveals That WWE Officials Told Her No One Wants To Sleep With Her
During a recent interview with Kristine Leahy on Fair Game, former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee revealed what WWE officials told her once backstage:
“Being the person that was kind of riding the fine line of getting in trouble a lot, I was willing to do that and that’s what helped me. I was rare at the time.
You didn’t see a girl who was like not wearing her makeup, or not doing her hair, or was wearing clothes that you could find at Target on TV. I got in trouble for that at first. I was told that no one would want to have s*x with me. Yes, it’s a title of a chapter in my book — “No one wants to have s*x with you.
I cried. I cried for so long, and then my hair was immediately dyed lighter. Yeah, it was very demoralizing, but I kind of took it like, ‘Okay. I tried to conform for a minute, but no this isn’t me’.”