17. On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 13, 1997) – Bash At The Beach 1997
On this day in Professional Wrestling history on July 13, 1997, WCW aired ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1997’ live on PPV from The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This event marks nWo member Dennis “The Worm” Rodman’s PPV debut as a Wrestler, while still being under NBA contract for the Chicago Bulls. The main event saw Rodman team up with his close personal friend Hollywood Hogan against Team WCW consisting of Lex Luger & The Giant.
As the co-main event we got 2 Old School Legends wrestling each other, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper took on “The Nature Boy” himself, Ric Flair.
The results from that PPV were:
Mortis & Wrath defeated Glacier & Ernest Miller
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Chris Jericho defeated Ultimate Dragon
The Steiner Brothers defeated The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono
Juventud Guerrera, Héctor Garza, and Lizmark, Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis & Villano IV
Chris Benoit defeated ‘The Taskmaster’ Kevin Sullivan
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve McMichael
Scott Hall & Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Curt Hennig
Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair
Lex Luger & The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman