• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 14, 1991) – WCW The Great American Bash 1991
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 14, 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1991’ LIVE on PPV from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
This was the 7th edition of WCW’s annual The Great American Bash events, although the 1986 & 1987 Great American Bash events were actually tours of several shows with the best matches making it to the VHS’, that made them being presented like 1 big event in both years, even though they weren’t.
There was no Great American Bash in 1993 & 1994, but after WCW was sold to the World Wrestling Federation in 2001, Vince McMahon brought the pay-per-view back in 2004 under the WWE banner.
The 1991 Great American Bash was the first PPV produced by WCW after the shocking departure of WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair, who took the WCW World Title belt and went to the rivaled World Wrestling Federation..
Wrestlers didn’t put much effort into their matches in protest of Flair’s departure & the crowd chanted “We want Flair” throughout the night. Many fans consider this as one of the worst PPVs of the Old School Wrestling era.
Below are the results from that night:
Capture-The-Flag Scaffold match: P.N. News and Bobby Eaton defeated Steve Austin and Terrance Taylor
The Diamond Studd defeated Tom Zenk
Ron Simmons defeated Oz
Richard Morton defeated Robert Gibson
Elimination: Dustin Rhodes and The Young Pistols defeated The Fabulous Freebirds
The Yellow Dog defeated Johnny B. Badd by DQ
Lumberjack: Big Josh defeated Black Blood
El Gigante defeated One Man Gang
Russian Chain: Nikita Koloff defeated Sting
Steel Cage – Vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham
Steel Cage: Rick Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously
• Major Turn Could Be Coming Soon On WWE RAW
Randy Orton has been paired up with WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair since The Nature Boy helped him to take out Christian on the RAW after Backlash last month.
It seems like this partnership won’t go on for too long, as WWE is teasing Orton turning on Flair. On this week’s RAW, Orton mentioned how Flair is “family” to him, and it would be a shame if Flair jeopardizes anything they have.
The Wrestling Observer noted that “they’re making it abundantly clear that at some point Randy is killing Ric Flair.”
We could see The Viper brutalizing Flair soon to further solidify his Legend Killer gimmick. Besides, Flair has been wanting to get physical in WWE since last year.
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