Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/07): The NWO forms at Bash at the Beach 1996


Kansas City, Missouri:
– The Sheik fought Bobo Brazil to a draw
– Art Neilson & Rip Hawk (sub for Ray Shires) defeated The Hillbillies in three falls 
– Dick the Bruiser defeated Haystack Calhoun in three falls

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder in 2 out of 3 falls
– Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Roy McClarty in 2 out of 3 falls


Davenport, Iowa:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & Verne Gagne by DQ
– Pampero Firpo no contest Wilbur Snyder
– Mighty Igor Vodik beat Haru Sasaki 
– Chris Markoff beat Ivan Kalmikoff


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Brown & Alex Perez fought Sonny Myers & Timothy Geohagen to a draw
– The Mongolian Stomper defeated Jack Donovan 
– Tiny Smith (w/ The Mongolian Stomper) defeated The Viking (w/ Jack Donovan) via DQ in three falls

Davenport, Iowa:
– AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Billy Red Cloud
– AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Crusher beat The Alaskan & Big K 
– Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo


Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa
– Dick the Bruiser beat Harley Race
– Devils Duo Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff beat Rene Goulet & Jack Lanza
– Lou Thesz beat Johnny Powers 
– Moose Cholak drew Ernie Ladd


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Ken Patera
– The Crusher beat Ivan Koloff
– Reggie Parks beat Larry Heiniemi by DQ
– Bob Bruggers drew Joe Scarpello


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum for the AWA World Tag Team Title
– Billy Robinson beat Mad Dog Vachon
– Super Destroyer & Angelo Mosca beat Pedro Morales & Ray Stevens
– Bob Backlund beat Billy Francis
– Larry Hennig beat Roger Kirby 
– Chris Markoff beat Steve Olsonoski


Omaha, Nebraska:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura 
– Tito Santana beat Sheik Adnan by DQ
– Baron Von Raschke ddq Ray Stevens 
– Ray Stevens (sub Jerry Blackwell) drew Laurent Soucie


WCW Great American Bash: Baltimore, Maryland:
– Sting defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
– NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom defeated The Rock N’ Roll Express
– U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong 
– U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous
– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes)
– Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landel 
– Mike Rotunda pinned the Iron Sheik 
– Doug Furnas pinned Dutch Mantell 
– Harley Race pinned Tommy Rich 
– NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong


Richmond, Virginia:
– Terrance Taylor pinned Brian Armstrong
– Johnny B. Badd defeated Big Josh
– Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd
– Michael Hayes defeated Steve Armstrong
– Rick Steiner & Sam Houston defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater via disqualification
– WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Bobby Eaton to a 15-minute time-limit draw
– Ron Simmons & Missy Hyatt defeated Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously
– Dustin Rhodes defeated Ricky Morton via disqualification
– Sting, WCW US Champion Lex Luger, the Yellow Dog, & El Gigante defeated Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, & the One Man Gang in Wargames


Harlan, Kentucky:
– The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai (Brian Logan)
– The Thrillseekers, Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn, Steven Dunn & Timothy Well in a penalty box match
– SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated Scott & Steve Armstrong
– Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam in a dock match


Clinchport, Virginia:
– Boo Bradley defeated Killer Kyle
– Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated the Headbangers
– Brad Armstrong fought Buddy Landell to a double disqualification; the match was to determine the new SMW Heavyweight Champion
– USWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Al Snow & Unabom via count-out
– Brad Armstrong won a pole battle royal


WCW Bash at the Beach: Daytona Beach, Florida:
– Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Psychosis 
– John Tenta pinned Big Bubba (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a Silver Dollar City pole match
– Diamond Dallas Page pinned Jim Duggan in a taped fist match 
– The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy in a double dog collar match 
– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Disco Inferno 
– Steve McMichael (w/ Debra McMichael) 
– WCW World Champion the Giant & Kevin Sullivan (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Arn Anderson & Chris Benoit
– Ric Flair defeated Konnan to win the U.S. Title 
– Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & mystery partner (Hulk Hogan) vs. Randy Savage & Sting & Lex Luger went to a no contest (this was the beginning of the NWO)


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Booker T defeated Christian for the WWE Intercontinental title


NJPW G1 Special: San Francisco, California:
– Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Haku & Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi beat Yoshi-Hashi & Sho & Yoh & Rocky Romero & Gedo
– Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano beat Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
– Marty Scurll & Hangman Page beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kushida
– Hirooki Goto pinned Jeff Cobb to retain the Never open weight title 
– Young Bucks retained the IWGP tag team titles beating Evil & Seiya Sanada
– Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay beat Tetsuya Naito & Bushi 
– Hiromu Takahashi retained the IWGP jr. title over Dragon Lee
– Juice Robinson pinned Jay White to win the U.S. title
– Kenny Omega pinned Cody to retain the IWGP title

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