9. On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 16, 1995) – Bash At The Beach 1995
On this day in Professional Wrestling history on July 16, 1995, WCW aired ‘Bash at the Beach 1995’ LIVE on PPV from the beach in Huntington Beach, California. This marks the first, the last & the only Professional Wrestling PPV that has ever happened on an actual beach instead of inside an arena.
But not only the World Championship Wrestling cameras were filming the event, the 2 main events of the show were also shown on an episode of the TV Show Baywatch featuring David Hasselhoff & Pamela Anderson.
The only possible excuse for not doing another PPV on the beach could be that none of the 9,500 people in attendance paid any money to see it. Other than that the PPV had a great & special feeling to it, not so much because of the actual matches (they weren’t bad at all though) but because of the great California beach atmosphere.
Here are the official PPV results from Bash at the Beach 1995:
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Sting def. Meng
WCW World Television Championship
The Renegade def. Paul Orndorff
Kamala def. Jim Duggan
Diamond Dallas Page def. Dave Sullivan
WCW World Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat def. Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags, Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal
Lifeguard Lumberjack match
Randy Savage def. Ric Flair
Steel Cage – WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Hulk Hogan def.Vader