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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/15): WCW Great American Bash 1997



Waterloo, Iowa:

- Joe Dusek beat Rudy Strongberg by DQ


Kansas City, Kansas: 

- Karl Davis beat Fred Blassie in a 2 out of 3 falls special mud match

- Sonny Myers defeated Emil Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls

- Ralph Garibaldi and Joe Dusek went to a time limit draw

- Bob Geigel and Tommy O’Toole wrestled to a 30-minute draw


Wichita, Kansas:

- Mike Clancy beat Wild Red Berry 2 falls to 1

- Bobby Bruns beat Jim Austeri  


Kansas City, Kansas:

- The Alaskan defeated Ronnie Etchison via DQ in three falls 

- Sonny Myers & Bobby Graham defeated Buddy Austin & Don McClarity in three falls

- Thor Hagen fought The Bat to a double count out


St. Louis, Missouri:

- NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine

- Edouard Carpentier defeated Rip Hawk and  

- Hans Schmidt & Stan Stasiak defeated Bobby Managoff & Billy Watson 

Houston, Texas:

- Sailor Art Thomas defeated The Mummy for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Crusher beat Waldo Von Erich and in a Non Title Lumberjack match

- Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff  


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Ron Reed defeated Chuck Karbo in three falls 

- North American Tag Team Champions; The Mongolian Stomper & Bob Ellis defeated The Butcher & Alex Perez in two straight falls

- Handicap Match: Tiny Smith defeated Ramon Zavalva & Johnny Kace

- Sonny Myers defeated Jerry Kozak

- The Viking defeated Bobby Hart


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff by DQ

- George Gordienko beat Big K 

- Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes beat Wahoo McDaniel & Ramon Torres

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Roger Kirby defeated The Viking

- Rufus R. Jones defeated Black Angus via DQ 

- The Stomper defeated Harley Race in three falls

- Juan Sebastian defeated Billy Howard

- Danny Little Bear & Omar Atlas defeated Chati Yokouchi & Yasu Fuji in three falls

- Jean Antone defeated Betty Niccoli


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke were co-winners of a two-ring, 24-man $50,000 battle royal

- Nick Bockwinkel drew Wahoo McDaniel

- Superstar Billy Graham beat Oddjob

- Larry Hennig beat Bull Bullinski 

- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose)


Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Ivan Putski & Dusty Rhodes in 2 out of 3 falls

- Chris Taylor beat Buddy Wolff

- Bobby Heenan beat Jim Brunzell by DQ 

- Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek) beat Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose)


Los Angeles, California:

- Seiji Sakaguchi and Riki Choshu defeated Hiro Matsuda and Masa Saito to win the NWA North American Tag Team Titles

Denver, Colorado:

- Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum beat Mad Dog Vachon & Greg Gagne

- In a no DQ match, Super Destroyer Mark II beat The Crusher

- In a Pose Down, Paul Ellering beat Jesse Ventura

- Billy Robinson beat Ray Stevens by DQ

- Pat Patterson beat Doug Gilbert 

Tupelo, Mississippi:

- The Blond Bombers (Larry Latham and Wayne Farris) defeated Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Monterrey, Mexico:

- Sangre Chicana defeated Cachorro Mendoza for the NWA World Middleweight Title 

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mad Dog Vachon

- In a Ladder Match for $5,000 Dino Bravo beat Jerry Blackwell

- In a Loser Leaves Town Match, Bobby Heenan beat Lord Alfred Hayes 

- Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Steve Olsonoski & Juan Valez


- One day after losing the World Class American Title to Fritz Von Erich in Fritz's retirement match, King Kong Bundy was awarded the title due to Fritz vacating it


Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada:

- Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza

- Ken Patera beat Wahoo McDaniel

- Rick Martel beat Jerry Blackwell by DQ

- Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe


Sedalia, Missouri:

- Rufus R. Jones and Mike George defeated Hacksaw Higgins and J.R . Hogg to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:

- John Tatum defeated Bill Dundee for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Eddie Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Brickhouse Brown defeated Bart Sawyer for the vacant USWA TV Title 


Pantitlo, Mexico:

- Cibernetico defeated Mascara Sagrada for the Mexico National Heavyweight Title 

WCW Great American Bash: Moline, Illinois:

- Ultimate Dragon defeated Psychosis (with Sonny Onoo)

- Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) by disqualification

- Konnan defeated Hugh Morrus

- Glacier defeated Wrath (with James Vandenberg and Mortis)

- Akira Hokuto (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Madusa to retain the WCW Women's Championship, Madusa was forced to retire

- Chris Benoit defeated Meng in a Death match

- Kevin Greene defeated Steve McMichael (with Debra McMichael)

- WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated Ric Flair & Roddy Piper 

- Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Falls Count Anywhere match


- During an edition of Monday Nitro, Chris Jericho was awarded the Cruiserweight Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Shane Douglas defeated Vampiro and Taiyo Kea in a three-way match to become the first MLW World Heavyweight Champion


WWE Badd Blood: Houston, Texas:

- Rodney Mack and Christopher Nowinski defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von)

- Scott Steiner pinned Test to win the managerial services of Stacy Keibler

- Booker T defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian by DQ

- La Resistance defeated Rob Van Dam and Kane to win the World Tag Team Titles

- Goldberg pinned Chris Jericho 

- Ric Flair pinned Shawn Michaels 

- Steve Austin defeated Eric Bischoff in a "Redneck Triathlon" 

- Triple H defeated Kevin Nash in a Hell in a Cell match to retain the World Heavyweight Title