The Bash - The Great American Bash 2007 News Archive

Lashley: A Look Back

Bobby Lashley: A Look Back By COREY CLAYTONJuly 28, 2007 Ever since he was stripped of the ECW World Title, Bobby Lashley has been an uncrowned champion. He was never beaten in a match. His title was merely taken away from him. But the former United States and ECW World...

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ECW Champion John Morrison def. CM Punk

One swift kick to the knee and John Morrison had locked up his first win under his true name. CM Punk fell victim to the ECW World Champion's vicious style as Morrison got the three-count and retained his gold.

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Randy Orton def. Dusty Rhodes (Texas Bull Rope Match)

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Texas Bull Rope Match was made famous by WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, and for the first few minutes of his encounter with Randy Orton, "The American Dream" showed why. But in the end, The Great American Bash was a nightmare for Rhodes, as Randy Orton beat the legend at his own game in the first Texas Bull Rope Match in WWE since 2004's Bash.

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Women's Champion Candice Michelle def. Melina

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Melina bared her teeth as she burned a hole into Candice Michelle. She fought back tears and could not believe her eyes as her hated rival hoisted the Women's Championship in the air. Though Melina had repeatedly lost previous matches --including one for her Women's Championship last month at Vengeance: Night of Champions - to the former GoDaddy.com spokeswoman, she still considered Candice a fluke.

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United States Champion MVP def. Matt Hardy

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter has claimed for weeks that he is better than everyone, including his opponent at The Great American Bash -- Matt Hardy. On Sunday night, MVP's boisterous claims were backed up when he stole a victory and retained the U.S. Title against Hardy.

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Carlito def. Sandman

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Few gave Carlito a chance going into his match with Sandman at The Great American Bash. After all, he was going to attempt to beat the longtime ECW Original-turned-Raw Superstar in his own game, a Singapore Cane on a Pole Match. And Sandman had made a career out of using his trademark cane to take foes to the extreme in these battles. Just ask the legendary Terry Funk, Mick Foley and ECW's Tommy Dreamer how brutal Sandman could be with a Singapore cane in his hands.

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Hornswoggle wins a Cruiserweight Open (new champion)

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Our fans in San Jose's sold-out HP Pavilion erupted to its feet to hail a new Cruiserweight Champion Sunday night. Unfortunately, some of our more vertically challenged fans might have had a harder time seeing the new Cruiserweight Champion, Hornswoggle, celebrate with his new gold atop the SmackDown announcers' table.

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Batista's ultimate opportunity

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For months, fortune has favored SmackDown's Ultimate Opportunist over The Animal, to the point where our fans wondered when -- or even if -- Batista might earn another chance to win his third World Heavyweight Championship. But now opportunity has knocked an injured Edge out of the competitive picture and stripped him of his title, thereby allowing Batista to position himself into championship contention once more.

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Is Kane able?

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For months, fortune has favored SmackDown's Ultimate Opportunist over The Animal, to the point where our fans wondered when -- or even if -- Batista might earn another chance to win his third World Heavyweight Championship. But now opportunity has knocked an injured Edge out of the competitive picture and stripped him of his title, thereby allowing Batista to position himself into championship contention once more.

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Lawler and Booker headed for crown chaos?

Jerry, I must say I have respected you for many years. And it really anguishes me to say this, but I must. As a sign of respect, I am asking you to remove the word "king" from your name."

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