‘WCW BASH AT THE BEACH 1995’ Recap + Review – Hogan vs. Vader, Lifeguard Match, Coolest Wrestling Venue of All-Time

DATE: July 16, 1995
VENUE: Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Bash at the Beach 1995 brings the action of World Championship Wrestling to an honest to god beach, the only place that contain a main event as big as Hulk Hogan vs. Vader in a Steel Cage. Since we’re on a beach and Baywatch is a thing we’ve also got a Lifeguard match as Ric Flair and Randy Savage continue their year-long feud, The Renegade defends the Television Championship against “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, and…Jim Duggan takes on Kamala? We sure this is a WCW show?

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‘WCW BEACH BLAST 1993’ Recap + Thoughts – Superpowers vs. Masters of the Powerbomb, Flair vs. Windham

DATE: July 18, 1993
VENUE: Mississippi Coast Coliseum (Biloxi, MS)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

WCW Beach Blast 1993 features a tag team main event as Sting & Davey Boy Smith join forces against Big Van Vader & Sid Vicious aka The Masters of the Powerbomb. The NWA World Heavyweight Championship is also on the line as Barry Windham defends against “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Dustin Rhodes defends the United States Heavyweight Championship against “Ravishing” Rick Rude in an Iron Man Match. 

BUT FIRST, a movie:

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‘WCW BASH AT THE BEACH 1996’ Recap + Thoughts – The New World Organization, Brother!

DATE: July 7, 1996
VENUE: Ocean Center (Daytona Beach, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Bash at the Beach 1996 features a fight for WCW’s future as Sting, Lex Luger, & Randy Savage team up to take on the invading force of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and a mystery partner (brother). This is one of the biggest wrestling main events of all-time and it permanently alters the course of WCW’s future in both a positive and negative way. But that’s not all that’s on the show, as we’ve got additional title matches including Konnan vs. Ric Flair for the United States Heavyweight Championship, a Double Dog Collar Match between The Nasty Boys and Public Enemy, a Carson City Dollar match between John Tenta and Big Bubba, and “Desperado” Joe Gomez in his one and only singles PPV appearance against Steve “Mongo” McMichael

Okay fine it’s mostly the nWo thing that this show is remembered for.

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‘WCW GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1996’ Recap + Review – Hall & Nash, Mysterio’s Debut, Giant vs. Luger

DATE: June 16, 1996
VENUE: Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, MD)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Great American Bash 1996 features a tag team match pitting wrestling vs. football as Ric Flair & Arn Anderson of The Four Horsemen (joined by special advisor Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) take on the NFL’s Kevin Greene and Steve “Mongo” McMichael (coached by “Macho Man” Randy Savage). The World Championship is also on the line as The Giant defends against Lex Luger, a man looking to hold THREE championships at once.

OH RIGHT Scott Hall & Kevin Nash are also here to continue their “Hostile Takeover” of WCW, which may or may not come to a head next month at Bash of the Beach with one of the biggest moments in professional wrestling history. Almost forgot.

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‘WCW THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1995’ Recap + Review – Savage vs. Flair, Sting vs. Meng, Hacksaw vs. Pitbull

DATE: June 18, 1995
VENUE: Hara Arena (Dayton, OH)
COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

The Great American Bash returns to the WCW PPV lineup with this 1995 edition, headlined by the blood feud between Randy Savage and Ric Flair. A new United States Heavyweight Champion is also crowned as Sting & Meng battle waddle for the vacant wacant title witle, and Arn Anderson defends the World Television Title against The Renegade.

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‘AEW RAMPAGE’ 04.22.2022 – Cargill vs. Shafir, Kingston vs. Garcia, Cole vs. Ishii, HOOK SPEAKS

COMMENTATORS: Excalibur, Taz, & “Absolute” Ricky Starks

On this episode of AEW Rampage:

  • Adam Cole battles Tomohiro Ishii in an Owen Hart Qualifying Match
  • Jade Cargill searches for her 30th win as she defends the TBS Championship against Marina Shafir
  • Eddie Kingston fights Daniel Garcia with everyone banned from ringside
  • HOOK speaks!

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 04.20.2022 Recap + Review – Coffin Match, Punk vs. Dustin, Britt Baker Returns, Big Tony Khan Announcement

VENUE: Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur

This week on AEW Dynamite:

  • Darby Allin takes his war with Andrade El Idolo to the next level: a Coffin Match
  • CM Punk answers the challenge of “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
  • Wardlow returns to action against MJF’s handpicked opponent The Butcher
  • HOOK makes his Dynamite debut
  • Dr. Britt Baker, DMD wrestles her first match since losing the Women’s Championship, returning to Brittsburgh to take on Danielle Kamela in an Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament qualifying match
  • Tony Khan makes a huge announcement

Hit the jump to get caught up!

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‘AEW BATTLE OF THE BELTS II’ Recap + Review – Rosa vs. Nyla, Gresham vs. Castle, Guevara vs. Sky

VENUE: Curtis Culwell Center (Garland, TX)
COMMENTATORS: Excalibur, Taz, & Tony Schiavone

AEW Battle of Belts II features three championship matches:

  • Scorpio Sky defends the TNT Championship against Sammy Guevara
  • Thunder Rosa makes her first defense of the Women’s Championship against Nyla Rose
  • The ROH World Championship is on the line as Jonathan Gresham defends against Dalton Castle

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: “Hangman” Adam Page
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Thunder Rosa
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: Scorpio Sky
  • AEW TBS CHAMPION: Jade Cargill
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus)

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 04.13.2022 Recap + Review – Suzuki vs. Joe, Punk vs. Penta, Jurassic Express vs. reDRagon

Suzuki vs Joe Dynamite 4.13.2022

VENUE: Uno Lakefront Arena (New Orleans, LA)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

This week on AEW Dynamite:

  • Minoru Suzuki defends the ROH World Television Championship against Samoa Joe
  • Jurassic Express defend the Tag Team Championship against reDRagon
  • CM Punk takes on Penta Oscuro
  • Eddie Kingston teams with Santana & Ortiz against Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, & Daniel Garcia of the Jericho Appreciation Society
  • Keith Lee teams with Swerve Strickland to take on Team Taz’s Powerhouse Hobbs and New Orleans’ own Ricky Starks
  • Capt. Shawn Dean tries to make it 2-0 against MJF

Hit the jump for all the information you could ever need!

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 04.06.2022 Recap + Review – FTR/Bucks II, Samoa Joe’s Debut, Hardys in a Tables Match

VENUE: Agganis Arena (Boston, MA)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

Fresh off their ROH World Tag Team Title win this past Friday at ROH Supercard of Honor XV, FTR looks to make right another blemish on their record as they finally get their rematch against The Young Bucks. Also on the show The Hardys take on The Butcher & The Blade in a Tables match and Samoa Joe (who also debuted at Supercard of Honor, surprising the world) attempts to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament in his AEW debut against “Platinum” Max Caster.

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