Hot or not? The best and worst of WCW's Bash at the Beach

If SummerSlam is WWE’s Biggest Party of the Summer, then WCW’s Bash at the Beach was the sloppy cookout down the block with some guy passed out on the lawn and the cops showing up about a noise complaint.

Check out hot photos from the history of Bash at the Beach

Established in July 1994 as a showcase for the historic WCW Championship encounter between Ric Flair and a debuting Hulk Hogan, the annual pay-per-view later hosted the most defining moment in the promotion’s history (The Hulkster’s 1997 defection to the New World Order) along with some of its most misguided (Hardcore Junkyard Invitational, anyone?).

Watch the best (and a few of the worst) matches in Bast at the Beach history

Seeing as how everyone on the staff sunburns easily, we decided to skip the shore this summer and rewatch the seven Bash at the Beach events in their entirety. Instead of heatstroke, we ended up with this collection of the hottest — and a few not-so-hot — moments from the sun-drenched spectacular. Dive in. Unless, of course, you just ate.