The Bash News Archive

A Look Back

1985-2000: The NWA/WCW Era In 1985, the first Great American Bash was held under the NWA banner. On July 6 of that year, at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, N.C., Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff in the main event to retain the NWA World...

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Edge & Chris Jericho win Triple Threat Tag Team Match (New Unified Tag Team Champions)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - WWE Universe, meet your new Unified Tag Team Champions, Edge and Chris Jericho! Yes, you read that correctly. And while your eyes are probably working just fine, there's no way anyone, including you, could have seen this coming.

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Tommy Dreamer wins ECW Championship Scramble Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In WWE's fourth-ever Championship Scramble Match, ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer overcame monumental odds at The Bash, defeating Christian, Jack Swagger, Finlay and Mark Henry to win the manic mat war and retain his cherished gold.  First held at...

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Jeff Hardy def. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk (By Disqualification; Punk retains)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Just like he did at Extreme Rules, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk crushed Jeff Hardy's dreams of donning the Heavyweight Title. However on this night, it was a mere matter of inches that separated Hardy from gold. (PHOTOS) Hardy thought he finally...

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WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Triple H (Three Stages of Hell Match)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Triple H went into the WWE Championship Three Stages of Hell Match with a distinct advantage over Randy Orton, having competed in -- and won -- the only two contests of that type before tonight's Bash. Ultimately, however, courtesy of a win by...

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Rey Mysterio def. Chris Jericho (New Intercontinental Champion)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It was a match with everything at risk - honor, dignity, heritage, and championship gold -fused together into an intense battle of epic proportions. And when the smoke cleared, Rey Mysterio's mask proved to be Chris Jericho's downfall, as the Master of the 619 reigned supreme, securing his heritage and once more capturing the illustrious Intercontinental Championship.

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Michelle McCool def. Melina (New Women's Champion)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Michelle McCool permanently inked her name into WWE's history books at The Bash. The sexy, smart and powerful Diva became the first ever to hold the Divas Championship and the Women's Championship, the latter which she won by defeating Melina Sunday night.

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John Cena def. The Miz

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - At The Bash, John Cena finally had his chance to shut up The Miz after his incessant verbal assaults over the last few weeks -- and Cena did so with a fury that the self-proclaimed "chick magnet" won't soon forget.

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Dolph Ziggler def. The Great Khali

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - His name is Dolph Ziggler. And if you didn't know that before, you will now. When Ziggler issued an open challenge to the entire SmackDown roster weeks ago, much to his dismay The Great Khali accepted his challenge and promptly taught the cocky Superstar a lesson. Since then, the two have battled back and forth with Ziggler using a chair to avenge himself and his oft-repeated name.

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Droz's picks for The Bash

Right off the bat, let me pat myself on the back for my excellent pay per view picks last month. I could of sworn that I had picked Batista to win the belt vs. Orton, but when I looked back I hadn't, so…oh well! Hopefully my good luck will continue with this pay per view, so let's get to it.

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