9. On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 7, 1996) – Bash at the Beach 1996
On this day in Professional Wrestling history on July 7, 1996, WCW aired ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ on PPV from The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This was the PPV that changed history as we knew it, the PPV that saw literally THE single biggest and single most important Heel Turn in the history of pro wrestling.
The invading Outsiders teased a 3rd member for weeks before the event, so the main question during the entire show was “Who’s the 3rd man?”.
Fans were waiting to find out who the 3rd Outsider would be, as soon as the wrestlers came in for the main event, but only 2 Outsiders, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall showed up.
At the end of the match Hulk Hogan came in and everybody expected him to make the save for the babyface team, Team WCW, when all of a sudden he attacked them and it was clear that The Hulkster himself was the 3rd Outsider.
The nWo was born!!!
The results were:
Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Psychosis
Carson City Silver Dollar match
John Tenta defeated Big Bubba
Taped Fist match
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Duggan
Double Dog Collar match
The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Dean Malenko defeated Disco Inferno
Steve McMichael defeated Joe Gomez
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair defeated Konnan
The Giant and The Taskmaster defeated Arn Anderson and Chris Benoit
The Outsiders wrestled with Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger to a no contest.