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On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 14, 1991) – Great American Bash 1991

Great American Bash WCW NWA PPV

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 14, 1991, WCW aired ‘The Great American Bash 1991’ live on PPV from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

This WCW PPV event went down in history as the first one without Ric Flair, after The Nature Boy took his WCW World Heavyweight Championship and went to the rivaled World Wrestling Federation.

Originally Flair was scheduled to defend his World title against Lex Luger in the Steel Cage main event of the show. With Ric leaving only a few days before the show and taking the belt with him, WCW was forced to create a new World Heavyweight title belt, but since it wouldn’t be finish in time for the show, the company ended up using an old CWF (Championship Wrestling from Florida) belt with a new metal plate that read “WCW World Heavyweight Champion”.

Barry Windham ended up replacing Flair and wrestling Lex Luger in a Steel Cage for the – now vacant – World Heavyweight title.

Here’s the entire card (including the results) from that night:

Scaffold match
Bobby Eaton & P.N. News Def. Steve Austin & Terrance Taylor

The Diamond Studd Def. Z-Man

Ron Simmons Def. Oz

Richard Morton Def. Robert Gibson

Elimination match
Dustin Rhodes & Steve Armstrong & Tracy Smothers Def. Badstreet & Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes

The Yellow Dog Def. Johnny B. Badd

Lumberjack match
Big Josh Def. Black Blood

El Gigante Def. One Man Gang

Russian Chain match
Nikita Koloff Def. Sting

Steel Cage
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Lex Luger Def. Barry Windham

Steel Cage
Missy Hyatt & Rick Steiner Def. Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously

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