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After a week off, we’re ready to dive back into our curated walk through wrestling history, as STRAIGHT SHOOT RETRO takes on WCW Great American Bash 1989: The Glory Days this Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6pmET!
As always, we’ll bring the historical background, the who’s who and copious amounts of jokes, so all you need to do is watch Great American Bash 1989: The Glory Days on the WWE Network before Wednesday, then RSVP on the official event page.
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- Right here, on this very page, live or after-the-fact, through the embedded YouTube video right up above
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In 1989, for the second year in a row, the Great American Bash – which used to be a touring month-long spectacle – was promoted as a one-night pay-per-view. While the wrestling pay-per-view market was still strongly controlled by Vince McMahon and his WWF, the influx of cash that came with Ted Turner’s purchase of Jim Crockett Promotions was giving WCW the resources it needed to compete. So, less than three months after WrestleWar, WCW put on The Great American Bash: The Glory Days, without a WWF PPV in between.
The main event for The Great American Bash 1989, between Ric Flair and Terry Funk, was actually set up at WrestleWar, when Funk attacked Flair following his defeat of Ricky Steamboat. But in addition, Great American Bash 1989 also featured the return of a match type that made its initial debut during the Bash’s touring days: WarGames.
Also of note are appearances by late 80s WCW mainstays like Sting, The Road Warriors, the Midnight Express, The Great Muta and others, along with the STRAIGHT SHOOT RETRO in-ring debuts of Scott Steiner, Sid Vicious, Dan Spivey, Scott Hall, Ron Simmons and Brian Pillman. We’ll have a lot of historical background to get through on all these new faces!
Check out the entire card with, as always, spoilers removed, below:
- Sid Vicious, Dan Spivey, Eddie Gilbert, Terry Gordy, Scott Hall, Bill Irwin, Brian Pillman, Ranger Ross, Mike Rotunda, Ron Simmons, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan in a Two-Ring King of the Hill Battle Royal
- Brian Pillman vs. Bill Irwin
- The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas) vs. The Skyscrapers (Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey)
- Jim Cornette vs. Paul E. Dangerously in a Tuxedo Match
- The Steiners (Rick & Scott) with Missy Hyatt vs. The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda & Kevin Sullivan)
- NWA World Television Champion Sting with Eddie Gilbert vs. The Great Muta with Gary Hart
- NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger vs. Ricky Steamboat
- The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal), The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) & Steve Williams with Paul Ellering & Jim Cornette vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Jimmy Garvin) & The Samoan Swat Team (Samu & Fatu) with Paul E. Dangerously
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk with Gary Hart