Lately, WWE has been struggling with sparkling pay-per-view themes. The show’s final year ranged from a terribly tedious Payback and Battleground themes, if we could even call them that, to a cringeworthy Great Balls Of Fire name and logo.
With Independence Day fast coming however, we became desirous to introduce a serve of a classical wrestling supershow to WWE’s report in sequence to revive some grace and honour to wrestling’s biggest events. It’s time to move behind The Great American Bash people!
The Great American Bash began all a approach behind in 1985 as a supershow for Jim Crockett Promotions’ NWA. That year, legends like Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes rumbled in Charlotte, North Carolina for some of a many prestigious titles in wrestling.
The uncover valid to be a ideal judgment to convey NWA’s biggest uncover of a year, Starrcade. As a result, The Great American Bash became a permanent serve to a NWA schedule.
In 1986 and 1987, a eventuality became a organisation of mixed shows centered around a mythological argument between Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes. The argument would eventually strech a heat representation for a 1987 Great American Bash shows in particular, as a adversary was taken to a proportions of a first-ever WarGames match.
That aroused fight was only a commencement of a prolonged line of mythological matchups that would be featured during The Great American Bash. As a NWA became a WCW in a late 80’s, a code began to concentration on a arise of a sparkling newcomer, Sting.
Sting would turn a #1 contender for Ric Flair’s NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The dual wrestling legends proceeded to enter into a mythological argument that culminated in an epic strife during The Great American Bash in 1990.
The compare helped propel Sting to a new turn of superstardom as he prisoner his first-ever universe championship. On tip of that, a compare serve determined a ancestral inlet of The Great American Bash.
Throughout a rest of a 90’s, The Great American Bash featured a series of other high form matchups.
In 1997, a uncover would play horde to Diamond Dallas Page vs a mythological Randy “Macho Man” Savage in a Falls Count Anywhere compare in Moline, Illinois. The year after, a uncover was headlined by a gigantic strife between Sting and The Giant for control of a vacated WCW World Tag Team Championships. Even as WCW began to pull to an finish in 1999, The Great American Bash still featured noted matchups like Ric Flair vs Roddy Piper and Kevin Nash vs Randy Savage.
Once WCW finished in 2000 however, so did The Great American Bash. It wouldn’t be until 2004 that WWE regenerated a uncover to continue it’s prolonged line of mythological bouts. Throughout a 6 year establishment as partial of WWE’s pay-per-view lineup, a uncover played horde to many matchups that could’ve title roughly any uncover in history. From John Cena vs Bobby Lashley to Randy Orton vs Triple H underneath a impossibly singular 3 Stages Of Hell stipulation, The Great American Bash was positively a prominence on WWE’s calendar.
Unfortunately, The Great American Bash would be pulled off of WWE’s report in 2009. It hasn’t been seen since, aside from a forgettable tagline to a Smackdown part in 2012.
That’s a contrition if we ask me. WWE needs to forget all a Paybacks, Battlegrounds, and *shudder* Great Balls Of Fires to move behind a whack that brought so many fireworks to a wrestling world!