• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (July 17, 1994) – WCW Bash at the Beach 1994
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 17, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1994’ LIVE on PPV from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This was the 1st out of 7 annual Bash at the Beach pay-per-views the WCW aired from 1994 to 2000.
In the main event, Hulk Hogan, who made his in-ring WCW debut, faced Ric Flair for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
This was the first ever PPV match between the two, which turned Bash at the Beach 1994 into the most watched WCW pay-per-view at that time.
4 Titles were defended on the show, and 2 of them changed hands. Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma & Paul Orndorff) defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan to become the new WCW World Tag Team Champions and Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to become the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
Hulk Hogan’s WrestleMania 1 tag team partner, Mr. T, was in Hogan’s corner for his first WCW match, while NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal was sitting in the crowd.
Wrestling Legend Antonio Inoki was also in attendance and received an award for his contributions to Pro-Wrestling.
Here are the results from that night:
– WCW World Television Championship: Lord Steven Regal (c) defeated Johnny B. Badd
– Big Van Vader defeated The Guardian Angel by DQ
– Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck defeated Dustin Rhodes & Arn Anderson
– WCW United States Heavyweight: Steve Austin (c) defeated Ricky Steamboat
– WCW World Tag Team Championship: Pretty Wonderful defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan (c)
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair (c)
• Backstage News Regarding Brock Lesnar’s Current Universal Title Reign
As seen at Extreme Rules 2019, Brock Lesnar cashed-in his Money In The Bank contract on Seth Rollins and became a 3 time Universal Champion.
The next night on RAW, Rollins won a 10 man cross-brand all star Battle Royal to become the #1 contender for the Universal Championship and he’ll now face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title in the main event of SummerSlam 2019.
According to Slice Wrestling, Vince McMahon made the decision to put the Title back on Lesnar due to struggling TV ratings and attendance numbers.
WWE is lacking star power these days and that’s the reason why WWE has been using names like Lesnar and The Undertaker a lot more as of late.
With that being said, Lesnar is scheduled to be a lot more active in his current Universal Title reign and will be making more regular appearances on RAW.
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