The Bash - The Great American Bash 2006 News Archive

Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms def. Matt Hardy

The longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion in history kept his WWE momentum rolling at The Great American Bash when he defeated Matt Hardy. The Championship was not on the line, but there was something extremely valuable at stake—bragging rights.

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United States Champion Finlay def. William Regal

What should have been Bobby Lashley's chance at Championship redemption turned into a classic, old-fashioned one-on-one brawl at The Great American Bash. As first reported earlier this week by WWE.com, Lashley was deemed ineligible to compete by WWE physicians after tests revealed an elevated level of enzymes in the former United States Champion's liver.

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Undertaker def. ECW Champion Big Show (Punjabi Prison Match)

A bloodied Undertaker crossed through the Punjab jungles of hell to defeat ECW Champion Big Show in the first-ever Punjabi Prison Match, emerging victorious from the most barbaric and brutal contest ever seen in WWE. Escaping the massive, menacing bamboo entrapment, the Phenom made a resounding statement: Undertaker is back.

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Mr. Kennedy def. Batista (DQ)

Hungry to unleash six months of rage from the injury he suffered at the hands of Mark Henry, Batista finally had the chance to liberate his fury at The Great American Bash—but it wasn't against the World's Strongest Man like he originally thought. Instead, it was against Mr. Kennedy; the brash, young, rising SmackDown star that took Henry's place after he tore his patella tendon completely off the bone, and also split his patella (kneecap) completely in two.

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King Booker def. Rey Mysterio to become new World Heavyweight Champion

For Rey Mysterio, it was a lifelong dream, and for the first 16 years of his career it seemed like an impossible one at that. Then, in late 2005, the passing of his best friend Eddie Guerrero turned the impossible dream into the quest of a lifetime. At WrestleMania 22, Mysterio's dream was realized and the endless years of hard work and dedication, along with the commitment he made to his fallen friend, was fulfilled when he pinned Randy Orton to win the coveted World Championship.

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WWE Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London def. The Pitbulls

Over the last few weeks, Jamie Noble and Kid Kash have individually beaten WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick. But these wins have been marred with controversy as both men cheated to get their wins. However, at The Great American Bash, Kendrick and London showed that teamwork and their high-risk, out of control style could overcome anything the Pitbulls dished out.

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Ashley def. Kristal, Michelle McCool and Jillian (Four Way Bra and Panties Match)

Imagine what life for the past year has been like for Kristal. She placed fourth in the 2005 Diva Search -- which Ashley won. She had the spotlight as one of Smackdown's top Divas -- until Ashley came over from RAW. And she lost her tag team match on SmackDown Friday Night -- to Ashley.

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Is history repeating itself?

Is history repeating itself? WWE Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London sure hope it's not.

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Arena Report - Conseco Fieldhouse

The Great American Bash will be coming to you live tonight from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. With several huge matches on the card including World Champion Rey Mysterio vs. King Booker, Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy and a WWE first, the Punjabi Prison Match, The Great American Bash promises to be a must-see event. But Indy is certainly no stranger to must-see WWE events.

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Will Kennedy survive the Animal's wrath?

Batista will be making his highly anticipated return to pay-per-view at The Great American Bash Sunday, and he has promised to unleash six months of anger and frustration live at the Conseco Field House in Indianapolis.

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