WWE has dipped into its library of old WCW pay-per-view names quite a bit recently, including Starrcade and WarGames. Now, it appears they are doing it again, with The Great American Bash.
The Great American Bash will run for two episodes of NXT on July 1 and 8. The shows are set to feature some big matchups, including:
- Roderick Strong vs. Dexter Lumis in NXT’s first-ever strap match
- Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, Candice LeRae and Dakota Kai in a fatal four way match to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Women’s Championship
- Rhea Ripley vs. Aliyah and Robert Stone in a handicap match
- North American Champion Keith Lee vs. NXT Champion Adam Cole in a winner takes all champion vs. champion match
If the dates July 1 and July 8 sound familiar, it’s because AEW is also running two specially-themed episodes of their weekly Wednesday night show on July 1 and 8, with Fyter Fest.
Of course, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes holds a special place in his heart for The Great American Bash, as he does many WCW properties, as his father Dusty was involved with their creation. But Cody took to Twitter to clear the air and say he isn’t holding a grudge.
😂 it’s all good friend. I appreciate the sentiment. Although the event means a lot to my Sister and i, I don’t own the IP and ain’t holding much of a grudge on it.
My focus has to be on our show and talent. Making it fun, making it violent, making it memorable. https://t.co/nWWMcxABJy
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) June 25, 2020
The Great American Bash started in 1985 under the NWA’s Jim Crockett Promotions, and was carried over to WCW from 1989 to 2000. WWE revived the brand in 2004 after purchasing WCW’s assets in 2001, where it ran annually until 2009. The name was used for a special episode of SmackDown in 2012, but hasn’t been used since then.
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