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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/13): WCW Bash at the Beach 1997

NBA star Dennis Rodman teamed up with Hollywood Hogan in the main event.


Montreal, Canada:

- Yvon Robert defeated Danno O'Mahoney for the AWA (Boston-based American Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Orville Brown beat Mike Kilonis in 2 straight falls

- Bob Castle and Prospector Pete went to a draw

- Steve Brody beat Bill Davison

- Don George defeated Abe Freeman


Houston, Texas:

- Dave Levin defeated Bobby Managoff to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder in 2 out of 3 falls

- Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon

- Bill Watts went to a no contest with Harley Race


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Central States Heavyweight Champion Harley Race defeated Bob Ellis

- Roger Kirby & Black Angus & Percival A. Friend beat Rufus R. Jones & Danny Little Bear


Denver, Colorado:

- No time limit match: The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham by DQ

- Ivan Koloff beat Ken Patera in 2 out of 3 falls

- Ricky Romero beat Roger Kirby

- Reggie Parks beat Rene Goulet

- Greg Gagne drew Bob Bruggers


Omaha, Nebraska:

- In a Lumberjack match: Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke

- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum in 2 out of 3 falls

- Peter Maivia beat Buddy Wolff

- Kim Duk beat Billy Red Cloud


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Dick Murdoch won the Missouri State Championship by beating Dick the Bruiser in a 2/3 falls match

- King Kong Brody defeated Ted DiBiase

- David Von Erich defeated Bob Sweetan

- Rufus R. Jones, Kevin Von Erich and Pat O’Connor defeated The Turk, Jerry Brown and Lord Alfred Hayes

- Bulldog Bob Brown defeated Gama Singh

- Ron McFarlane and Steve Hall defeated Frank Hill and Bill Irwin

Denver, Colorado:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum

- Greg Gagne beat Ray Stevens

- Billy Robinson beat Jesse Ventura by DQ

- Paul Ellering drew Super Destroyer Mark II


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Roy Rogers beat Jim Dalton

- Sonny King beat Tom Stanton

- Steve Keirn & Koko Ware beat The Nightmares

- Masa Fuchi, Atsushi Onita, & Tojo Yamamoto beat Dream Machine, Dutch Mantel, & Steve Keirn

- Plowboy Frazier beat Chick Donovan via DQ

- Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee beat Wayne Ferris & Kevin Sullivan in a no DQ Lawler's hair vs. title match to win the Southern Tag Tag Titles

- The Nightmares beat Dutch Mantel & Dream Machine in a no DQ hair vs. mask match


Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:

- Mr. Hito beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ

- Bruce Hart & Davey Boy Smith beat Danny Davis & Ken Wayne by countout

- Duke Myers beat Mike Hammer

- Gerry Morrow beat Bad News Allen via DQ

Allentown, Pennsylvania:

- Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito defeated Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


Hokkaido, Japan:

- Non-title match: Jumbo Tsuruta beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel


St. Paul, Minnesota:

- Non-title match: Nord The Barbarian beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel

- Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to win AWA Tag Title (Decision later reversed as Somers was ruled to be the wrong man pinned)

- Jimmy Snuka beat Colonel DeBeers by countout

- Greg Gagne beat The Alaskan (sub Larry Zbyszko)

- Mr. Go beat Scott LeDoux

- Ali Kahn beat Earthquake Ferris

- Boris Zhukov beat Curt Hennig by DQ

San Antonio, Texas:

- Ken Fletcher defeated Ken Johnson

- Mr. Ebony defeated Mike Williams

- Hector Guerrero defeated Mr. X

- Denny Brown fought Steve Regal to a draw

- NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Manny Fernandez via disqualification

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin

- The Road Warriors defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey via disqualification

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Magnum TA

Cleveland, Ohio: (Held during a Cleveland Indians game)

- The Barbarian defeated Todd Champion

- Ron Garvin & Sam Houston fought NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson & Krusher Kruschev

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Baron Von Raschke

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff

- Don Kernodle defeated NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart


Salisbury, Maryland:

- Misty Blue defeated Kat Leroux

- Terry Gordy defeated Thunderfoot #2

- Eddie Gilbert defeated Mark Fleming

- Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts defeated the MOD Squad

- Sting defeated Rick Steiner

- UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham defeated Big Bubba

- UWF World Champion Steve Williams defeated Dick Murdoch

West Palm Beach, Florida:

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Ricky Santana

- David Sierra defeated Bill Mulkey

- Ron Simmons & Scott Hall defeated Bill Tabb & Incubus

- The Sheepherders defeated Ed Gantner & Steve Keirn

- Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotunda defeated Ivan Koloff

- Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson

- NWA US Champion Lex Luger fought Nikita Koloff to a double disqualification

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification

- Blackjack Mulligan & Bugsy McGraw defeated Dory Funk Jr. & Sir Oliver Humperdink


Jackson, Tennessee:

- Scott Hall pinned Bill Irwin

- Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia

- Mike Rotunda pinned Dick Murdoch

- Norman pinned Steve Casey

- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Johnny & Davey Rich

- Rick Steiner pinned Kevin Sullivan

- The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert via count-out in a Dragon Shi match

- Eddie Gilbert won a battle royal by last eliminating Norman

- Sting fought Terry Funk to a double count-out

- Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, & Jimmy Garvin defeated Steve Williams & Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

- The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team

Tokyo, Japan:

- Riki Choshu & Takayuki Iizuka defeated Super Strong Machine & George Takano to win the International Wrestling Grand Prix World Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:

- Doug Furnas defeated Dutch Mantell

- Brian Pillman defeated the Iron Sheik

- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated the Star Blazer (Tim Horner)

- El Gigante defeated the Shadow

- Big Van Vader defeated Alex Porteau

- Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title match

- Sid Vicious defeated Tom Zenk

- NWA World Champion Sting & NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair & Barry Windham


Dallas, Texas:

- The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) defeated Jerry Lynn in a tournament final to become the first Global Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Champion.

Greenville, South Carolina:

- Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated the Junkyard Dog & Sam Houston

- Big Josh defeated Black Blood

- Richard Morton defeated Tommy Rich

- Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin, and Badstreet defeated The Desperadoes

- Dustin Rhodes & the Junkyard Dog defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Terrance Taylor

- Sting fought Nikita Koloff to a double count-out

- WCW US Champion Lex Luger pinned the Diamond Studd

- PN News & Missy Hyatt defeated the One Man Gang & Paul E. Dangerously in a steel cage match


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Ricky Morton defeated Eddie Gilbert for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:

- Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) defeated Shinjiro Ohtani to win the finals of New Japan's "Best Of The Super Junior" tournament


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Shane Douglas defeated Chris Jericho, Too Cold Scorpio and Pitbull #2 to win the ECW TV Title


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Doomsday defeated Spellbinder for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

WCW Bash at the Beach: Daytona Beach, Florida:

- Chris Jericho defeated Ultimate Dragon to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship

- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Great Muta and Masahiro Chono to become #1 contenders for the WCW World Tag Team Championship

- Juventud Guerrera, Héctor Garza, and Lizmark, Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis, and Villano IV

- Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster (Kevin Sullivan with Jacqueline) in a retirement match

- Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve McMichael (with Queen Debra McMichael) to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

- Scott Hall and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Curt Hennig (with Kimberly Page)

- Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair

- Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman (with Randy Savage)


East Rutherford, New Jersey:

- Kane & Mankind defeated Billy Gunn & the Road Dog for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


TNA Victory Road: Houston, Texas:

- Gail Kim defeated Angelina Love (with Velvet Sky)

- Sonjay Dutt defeated Jay Lethal (with SoCal Val)

- The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) (with Salinas and Héctor Guerrero) defeated Beer Money (James Storm and Robert Roode) (with Jackie Moore) in a Lumberjack match to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship

- Taylor Wilde defeated Awesome Kong (with Raisha Saeed) to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship

- Kurt Angle and Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) defeated A.J. Styles, Christian Cage and Rhino Six Man Tag Team Full Metal Mayhem match

- Samoa Joe fought Booker T to a no contest and retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship


PWG Threemendous V: Los Angeles, California:

- Dalton Castle beat David Starr

- Rey Horus pinned Penta 0M

- Jeff Cobb pinned Joey Janela

- Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz retained the PWG tag titles over Young Bucks

- Rey Fenix pinned Trevor Lee

- Matt Riddle beat Marty Scurll

- Walter pinned Brody King to retain the PWG title


AEW Fight for the Fallen: Jacksonville, Florida:

- Sonny Kiss defeated Peter Avalon

- Bea Priestley & Shoko Nakajima defeated Britt Baker & Riho

- Sammy Guevara & MJF & Shawn Spears defeated Joey Janela & Jimmy Havoc & Darby Allin

- Brandi Rhodes defeated Allie

- The Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno) won a three-way over Jack Evans & Angelico and Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus

- Hangman Page defeated Kip Sabian

- Pentagon Jr. & Fenix defeated Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky

- Kenny Omega defeated Cima

- The Young Bucks defeated Cody & Dustin Rhodes