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 Posted: Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 01:44 pm
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1989 - WCW held their Great American Bash Pay-per-view at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. The show, which was headlined by Ric Flair's return to action against Terry Funk after several months on the sidelines selling a neck injury suffered at the hands of Funk, is generally considered the first "successful" PPV from a financial standpoint in WCW history. It was also a critical success, with many saying it was the best Bash card ever.

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Sid Vicious & Danny Spivey won a two-ring 13-man "King Of The Hill" battle royal. Vicious won in ring one, and Spivey won in ring two, and the two were then supposed to face off, but manager Teddy Long instead said that his team would split the money, and he took the "King Of The Hill" crown.- Brian Pillman defeated Bill Irwin with a top rope flying bodypress, jumping from the ropes of one ring to hit the move in the other ring.- The Skyscrapers (Spivey & Vicious) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas) when Sid pinned Ace after a powerbomb.- Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously in a Tuxedo match when Cornette kicked powder in the face of Dangerously (that Paul was about to throw) and ripped off his tuxedo.- 

Rick & Scott Steiner (in Scott's PPV debut) defeated Mike Rotunda & Kevin Sullivan in a Texas Tornado match when both Steiners pinned Sullivan. Sullivan was going for a slam on Rick when Scott hit them with a top rope bodypress, and the Steiners stayed on top of Sullivan for the pin.- 

NWA Television Champion Sting defeated The Great Muta when he pinned him with a belly-to-back suplex. However, replays would show Muta's shoulder up, and Sting's shoulders down, so the TV title would be held up pending a rematch (which Muta would win).- 

NWA United States Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat via DQ. This was supposed to be a no-disqualification match, but Luger refused to wrestle unless the rules were changed. Steamboat agreed, and during the match, Luger grabbed a chair. Steamboat took it away and hit Luger with it, and was disqualified.- 

The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) & Steve Williams defeated The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin, Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy) & The Samoan Swat Team in a Wargames match when Hawk forced Garvin to submit to a Hangman.- 

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk. Flair was going for a figure-four, when Funk reversed it into a small package, but Flair reversed to small package back, ending up on top for the three count. Post-match, a wild brawl ensued with Flair, Funk, The Great Muta and Sting.

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That was a super fun show to watch as it happened.

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For the "King of the Hill", I think the commentators tried to sell the fact that each participant had previously won a battle royal to qualify. Sure, that sounds kinda' cool. But I have a hard time believing Wild Bill Irwin won any kind of battle royal in 1989.

This may have been one of Steamboat's last TV appearances of his 1989 NWA/WCW run.



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Other than Mania 3, this was probably my favorite ppv ever. I lost my cherry the night before this show too.



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I probably rented this VHS tape 40 times as a kid; I loved this show.



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Is this the show when Paul E. is on the phone trying to make a call so Michael Hayes doesn't have to enter the Wargames match?


Paul is unsuccessful and tells Hayes he has to go in and Hayes says, "Damn."

It always bugged me, and seemed out of character for Hayes.



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The Ultimate Sin wrote: Is this the show when Paul E. is on the phone trying to make a call so Michael Hayes doesn't have to enter the Wargames match?


Paul is unsuccessful and tells Hayes he has to go in and Hayes says, "Damn."

It always bugged me, and seemed out of character for Hayes.
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I bought the VHS tape from Turner Home Entertainment back in 1989 because I enjoyed the card so much on PPV, but it was disappointing that the post main event brawl with Flair and Sting battling Funk and Muta was edited way down on the home video release.

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1989 was probably the best year WCW ever had in terms of pure wrestling and quality feuds.

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tamalie wrote: I bought the VHS tape from Turner Home Entertainment back in 1989 because I enjoyed the card so much on PPV, but it was disappointing that the post main event brawl with Flair and Sting battling Funk and Muta was edited way down on the home video release. 
Trying to cram everything under two hours of course.  I remember being disappointed when renting Starrcade '86 and '87 at how clipped those were, and of course sometimes the undercard matches didn't even make the show (Havoc '89).  



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Blazer wrote: tamalie wrote: I bought the VHS tape from Turner Home Entertainment back in 1989 because I enjoyed the card so much on PPV, but it was disappointing that the post main event brawl with Flair and Sting battling Funk and Muta was edited way down on the home video release. 
Trying to cram everything under two hours of course.  I remember being disappointed when renting Starrcade '86 and '87 at how clipped those were, and of course sometimes the undercard matches didn't even make the show (Havoc '89). 

Yeah that sucked but I think going to a two tape release would have made the cost way too ridiculous back then, given how expensive comm releases were in the early and mid 80's...and probably beyond.

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