• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 14, 1998) – WCW The Great American Bash 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 14, 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
This was the 12th 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, eventho 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.
Below are the results from that night:
Final in the Best-of-7-series for the #1 contender (TV title): Booker T defeated Chris Benoit
Kanyon defeated Perry Saturn
Vacant WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko by DQ
Juventud Guerrera defeated Reese
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero
WCW World Television Championship: Booker T defeated Fit Finlay (c)
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Goldberg (c) defeated Konnan
Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart defeated Roddy Piper & Randy Savage
Roddy Piper defeated Randy Savage
WCW World Tag Team Championship: Sting defeated The Giant
• New Title Match Announced For Tonight’s WWE Backlash 2020 PPV
WWE has announced that The Street Profits will defend the RAW Tag Team Championship against The Viking Raiders at tonight’s Backlash 2020 pay-per-view.
Below is what WWE posted about it:
“The ‘Anything You Can Do, We Can Do Better’ competition is now headed to the ring at WWE Backlash as The Street Profits and The Viking Raiders will battle for the RAW Tag Team Titles.
‘Air Ivar’ clinched the final event of the decathlon to give him & Erik a victory over the RAW Tag Team Champions. Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins shined in basketball and golf, but The Viking Raiders’ dominance in axe throwing and bowling allowed them to take the bragging rights after the decathlon win.
Now that the battle heads to the ring, who will show their strength where it matters most and claim the titles?
Don’t miss WWE Backlash, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network, Sunday, June 14, at 7 ET/4 PT!”
— WWE (@WWE) June 14, 2020
Below is the match-card for tonight’s PPV:
– WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
– Edge vs. Randy Orton
– 2 On 1 Handicap Match For The Universal Championship: Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison
– Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax
– WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (c) vs. The IIconics vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
– United States Championship Match: Apollo Crews (c) vs. Andrade
– RAW Tag Team Championship Match: The Street Profits (c) vs. The Viking Raiders
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