|1988 - The first ever NWA Great American Bash Pay-per-view (previous Bash shows were not shown via PPV) was held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Arena. Interesting to note, every match on the show went over 15 minutes. The PPV was Jim Crockett Promotion's second attempt at a PPV broadcast and their first to be broadcast via the complete PPV universe. Here are the results:
- In a dark match, Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch defeated Tim Horner & Kendall Windham.
- NWA World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Nikita Koloff went to a 20-minute draw.
- The Midnight Express (Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) to win the United States Tag Team Title.
- Jimmy Garvin, Ronnie Garvin, Steve Williams & The Road Warriors defeated Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez, Russian Assassin & Ivan Koloff in a "Tower Of Doom" match. Three cages were stacked, with wrestlers entering through the top cage at intervals and battling down the levels. The first team to completely exit the cage first were the winners. Previous, Garvin's valet/wife who was being pursued by Kevin Sullivan, was given control of the cage door, and opened it for the wrestlers to exit. After the match, Sullivan locked himself in the bottom cage with Previous, until Jimmy Garvin and Road Warrior Hawk battled back down the tower so Garvin could take Precious to safety while Hawk beat up Sullivan.
- NWA United States Champion Barry Windham defeated Dusty Rhodes when Ronnie Garvin, Rhodes' friend, took a payoff to knock out Rhodes.
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger when the match was stopped by the Maryland State Athletic Commission due to Luger bleeding. Luger had Flair in the Torture Rack at the time of the stoppage, and appeared to be on the verge of winning the title.
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