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On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 23, 1989) – Great American Bash 1989

Great American Bash WCW NWA PPV

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 23, 1989, WCW aired ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989: The Glory Days’ LIVE on PPV from The Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

The highlight of the night was by far when NWA World Heavyweight Champion “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair had to defend his title against former NWA World Champion Terry Funk in the main event of the PPV.

The co-main event was a War Games match that saw the now babyface team of The Midnight Express team up with The Road Warriors & Dr. Death Steve Williams to take on the team of The Fabulous Freebirds and The Samoan Swat Team (The Headshrinkers in WCW).


War Games Match – NWA The Great American Bash 1989 von WWFOldSchool

Below are the PPV results:

Two-Ring King of the Hill Battle Royal
The Skyscrapers defeated The Steiner Brothers, The Varsity Club, Eddie Gilbert, Terry Gordy, Scott Hall, Bill Irwin, Brian Pillman, Ranger Ross, Ron Simmons & Steve Williams

Brian Pillman defeated Bill Irwin

The Skyscrapers defeated The Dynamic Dudes

Tuxedo match
Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously

Texas Tornado match
The Steiner Brothers defeated The Varsity Club

NWA World Television Championship
Sting (c) defeated The Great Muta

NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
Lex Luger (c) defeated Ricky Steamboat via DQ

War Games match
The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express & Steve Williams defeated The Fabulous Freebirds & The Samoan Swat Team

NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair (c) defeated Terry Funk


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