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WCW/NWA the Great American Bash (1990)



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First NWA/WCW PPV appearance for Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong, a.k.a. the Southern Boys/Young Pistols. See more »


Referenced in SMW: Blood, Brawls and Grudges (1994) See more »

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Sting's title win makes this PPV required viewing
4 August 2016 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Live from Baltimore, MD

Attendance: 14,000

Your commentators are Jim Ross & Bob Caudle

Brian Pillman Vs Buddy Landel

Pillman wins with a flying crossbody from the top. This opener wasn't very exciting. It dragged at times with Landel's offense. When Pillman was in control, it picked up a bit.

*1/2 out of 5

The Iron Sheik Vs Mike Rotunda

Rotunda wins with a backslide. This was pretty ugly to watch with an overweight, over the hill wrestler. There wasn't much Rotunda could do in this match because The Iron Sheik couldn't move very well.

3/4* out of 5

Dutch Mantel Vs Doug Furnas

Furnas wins with a belly to belly suplex. God, this was boring! It seemed to go on forever. This match had way too many rest holds and too much stalling. We're not off to a good start.

*1/4 out of 5

Harley Race Vs Tommy Rich

Harley Race wins. Well, color me surprised! I thought this was going to be much worse than it actually was. It ended up being somewhat of an above average match. I have to give Harley Race credit.

**1/4 out of 5

United States Tag Team Championship

The Midnight Express (C) (W/Jim Cornette) Vs The Southern Boys

The Midnight Express retain the titles. This is a really good match that was often very exciting. There were times it did get a little repetitive. It annoyed me when one of The Southern Boys kept getting knocked to the floor. Other than that, this was excellent.

***1/2 out of 5

Big Van Vader Vs Tom Zenk

Vader squashes Zenk. This was a dominant WCW debut for Vader. It did what it set out to do very well and that's establish Vader as a monster.

½* out of 5

The Steiner Brothers Vs The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin)

The Steiner's win the match. This was decent stuff. I've said this before, but The Steiner's had the ability to make almost anything fun. This match is no different.

**1/2 out of 5

Arn Anderson, Sid Vicious & Barry Windham Vs Paul Orndorff, The Junkyard Dog & El Gigante

Orndorff, JYD & El Gigante win by DQ. My expectations weren't sky- high or anything, but I expected this to be better than it was. It was pretty amusing to see a heel like Sid be way over with the crowd.

*1/2 out of 5

United States Championship

Lex Luger (C) Vs 'Mean' Mark Callous (W/Paul E. Dangerously)

Mark is The Undertaker, managed by Paul Heyman here. Luger wins with a running clothesline. This is a forgettable match between these two. It had action, but most of it was rather bland and unexciting.

*3/4 out of 5

Tag Team Championship

Doom (C) (W/Teddy Long) Vs The Rock 'n' Roll Express

Doom retains the titles. Doom had too much offense in this match. As a result, the pace was uneven and the match turned out to be average. Just a total mismatch.

** out of 5

World Heavyweight Championship

Ric Flair (C) Vs Sting

Sting wins the title by countering the Figure Four with an inside cradle. I consider this to be one of WCW's best moments. The match was fantastic, the atmosphere was electric, and the crowd popped huge for Sting's title win. Flair and Sting create magic together. It's as simple as that.

**** out of 5

Well, because of Sting's title win and the historical importance, I'm gonna give this a 6/10. I'm not sure it really deserves it, but it does have some memorable moments. I just wish there wasn't so much crappy filler.


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