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WCW Bash at the Beach (1995)

Hulk Hogan defends the WCW World Heavyweight Title against Vader in a steel cage. Randy Savage looks for revenge against Ric Flair in a lumberjack match. The Dungeon of Doom makes its PPV debut as Kamala battles Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

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Hulk Hogan
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Big Van Vader
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Randy Savage
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Ric Flair
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Sting
Tonga Fifita ...
Meng
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Eric Bischoff
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Max Muscle
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Dave Sullivan
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'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan
Bobby Eaton ...
Earl Robert Eaton
Jimmy Golden ...
Bunkhouse Buck
Jim Harris ...
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Hulk Hogan defends the WCW World Heavyweight Title against Vader in a steel cage. Randy Savage looks for revenge against Ric Flair in a lumberjack match. The Dungeon of Doom makes its PPV debut as Kamala battles Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

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16 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Final WCW PPV appearance for Big Van Vader. See more »

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Follows Halloween Havoc (1991) See more »

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Like pulling teeth
5 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

1st Match: Sting vs Meng, WCW US Heavyweight Championship. A slow start, even though Sting's in his hometown, the crowd barely rises above a rumble. Meng is slow and sloppy, the only good part is when Sting's on offense. The ref stops the count, which instantly kills the match, and they quickly finish before the crowd realizes what happened. I can finally say that the ref stopping mid-count is the ultimate disconnect. Nothing screams, "THIS IS FAKE!!" louder than the ref stopping a three-count. Rating: 1/5

2nd Match: Paul Orndorff vs The Renegade, WCW World TV Championship. I like Orndorff, but his career was more than winding down here. Renegade does some terrible dropkicks, and poor Orndorff has to take them like they're the most powerful things ever. Also, Nick Patrick's out of position for the three-count and doesn't see Orndorff's arm up. Boring, and with a lazy ending, O for 2 so far. Rating: 1.5/5

3rd Match: Kamala vs Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Ugh! This felt a lot longer than 6 minutes. It's just two guys attempting to wrestle until Zodiac hits Duggan with an alarm clock behind the ref's back. At least Kevin Sullivan didn't wrestle here, but man this was a waste of time. Rating: 1/5

4th Match: Diamond Dallas Page vs Dave Sullivan. Kev Sulivan might not've had a match, but his incompetent brother sure did, if you can even call this a match. A nothing match that's shorter than 6 minutes and serves nothing more than to waste your time because nothing happens. DDP is way better than this. Rating: 1/5

5th Match: The Nasty Boys vs The Blue Bloods vs Harlem Heat, Triangle Tag match for the WCW Tag Team Championships. If I'm correct, this is the first Triangle tag match, if so, boy you can tell. The match has no flow with guys randomly tagging in opponents just so they can get some ring time. The ending is also stupid, and doesn't help Harlem Heat as champs at all because them winning was a fluke. Sadly, this is the best match so far. Rating: 2/5

6th Match: Ric Flair vs Randy Savage, Lifeguard match. It's a Lumberjack match but they're on the beach, how novel. This is nothing compared to their match at last months PPV, which is easily a Match of the Year contender. The Lumberjacks just stand there and occasionally toss the guys back in when they leave the ring. Like the other matches on this show, there's nothing to keep you invested in the match other than the wrestlers themselves. The ending's OK, but the match is so "meh" up to that point that I just didn't care. Rating: 2.5/5

7th Match: Vader vs Hulk Hogan, Steel Cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. So Dennis Rodman of all people is watching Hogan's back, because Jimmy Hart just wasn't intimidating enough. At least this is when Rodman was with the Spurs, which I like cuz it's my hometown team. The match is nothing special, just a ruin-of-the-mill cage match with no blood, no huge bumps, and no tension because Hogan had already beaten Vader like 3 times before this. Rating: 2/5

Final Rating: 3 out of 10. Who booked this PPV and thought it was OK to have people pay money to see it?!? No match is worth your time here, and WCW seemed more concerned with advertising Slim Jim's than putting on good matches. This is the worst PPV of 1995 so far, please tell me there isn't one that's worse.


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