Previously on WCW EWR….
Chris Jericho began feuding with the WCW Champion Raven and teamed with Sting to defeat Raven and Randy Savage in the main event of The Great American Bash. Ric Flair FINALLY won the feud with Hollywood Hogan after botched interference from Eric Bischoff. Scott Steiner won the US Title back from Booker T in their feud-ending match and bunch of other feuds started as well.
A major point to make before Bash at the Beach:
- The Nitro after The Great American Bash…
- the nWo called a summit at the end of the show. After Hogan lost, Curt Hennig lost and the Outsiders lost, the group were in quite a state. Hogan called out Eric Bischoff for costing him the Flair match and said that changes needed to be made. Bischoff agreed that changes needed to be made and decided to be out with the old and in with the new. Bischoff had the rest of the nWo surround Hogan to the shock of the crowd. The nWo were about to go after him but Hogan was Hulkin’ Up! He ripped off the shirt and was about to take on the nWo… until Scott Steiner jumped him from behind. Then, the entire stable attacked Hogan kicking him out of the group. Steiner locked on the Steiner Recliner and made Hogan pass out. Steiner hands Bischoff a spray-can as he proceeds to spray “nWo” on Hogan’s back.
Pre-Show – Piper’s Pit with Diamond Dallas Page
A first in our little universe. The pre-show match… is a segment! This is actually the best-rated Piper’s Pit segment I’ve actually had! Maybe because DDP was in it and he’s over as hell! Anyway, this was to hype up DDP’s opening match. Speaking of which…
Match 1 – Diamond Dallas Page def. Curt Henning in a Falls Count Anywhere match (Hehe. I almost wrote Curtis Axel! XD)
The feud-ending match between these two. I was really contemplating having Hennig go over in the feud because he’s never gone over in a major singles feud in my universe. However, I decided to give DDP the victory because Hennig did have something big planned for right after this feud. So I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have DDP go over.
Match 2 – Chris Benoit (c) and Rob Van Dam def. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall in a hardcore tag team match to retain the WCW Tag Team Championship (RVD was filling in for Chris Jericho as Benoit’s partner for the night)
The Benoit/RVD vs Outsiders feud ended here as well, with miscommunication between Hall and Nash costing them the match. Nash and Hall argued after the match, teasing a break-up between the iconic duo. Whether I actually intend to go down that road with them I still don’t know but it’s nice tease everybody regardless!
Match 3 – Tajiri def. Booker T in a non-title match
Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri knocked off Booker T in the first match of their feud. Tajiri is the second-in-command if you will of the Asian Invasion and he deserved a feud so why not put him up against Booker T? Booker can’t compete for the Cruiserweight title of course, but these two could put together some great stuff in the ring. Tajiri struck first in this title match but Booker ain’t going down without a fight…
Match 4 – Dean Malenko and Ultimo Dragon w/Paul Heyman def. Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero in a hardcore tag team match (Sorry to keep doing the same match types, but with my low riskiness I’m very limited to the matches I can do)
Rematch from the Great American Bash. Malenko and Dragon picked up the win in the feud-ending match between these two teams. Out of fustration, Eddie ATTACKS Chavo post-match and went backstage. This is not anybody turning face or anything. Eddie’s just going to distance himself from Chavo for a bit to do some main event stuff while Chavo might go for the Cruiserweight title. For now, Los Guerreros is no more but sometime down the line they may reunite.
Match 5 – Scott Steiner def. Hollywood Hulk Hogan
So yeah, Hollywood Hogan is now a face after he was kicked out of the nWo. He’s now going up against the newest member of the nWo and United States Champion Scott Steiner. Steiner would have went over clean in this one after he made Hogan pass out to the Steiner Recliner. However, Hogan implemented his creative control and refused to go over clean to Steiner. So I had Bischoff come out and screw him. Some day Hogan, I’m going to get you and your Creative Control!
Match 6 – Keiji Mutoh def. Bret Hart in a submission match
Another feud-ender. Mutoh won after interference from Tajiri. The ref was down when Bret locked in the Sharpshooter on Mutoh. This was when Tajiri came in, green misted him and hit the Buzzaw Kick. Afterwards, Mutoh locked on the Sharpshooter but Bret got the ropes. He locked it in again and Hart again got the ropes. Mutoh does it one more time and eventually – Bret passes out. Mutoh going over in the feud was important… even though Bret did lose his last two feuds! Don’t worry Bret… I’ll owe you one.
Match 7 – Sting def. Randy Savage in a Texas Death Match
This feud ended as well tonight. Sting and Savage giving me great results once again. Looking back, I probably should have given Savage the win here because Sting won their last feud. However, great ratings! I can always count on these two to perform!
Match 8 – Chris Jericho def. Raven (c) via DQ in a match for the WCW Championship
Yeah, Jericho vs Raven is the main event of a WCW PPV! Match of the night! Jericho’s rise to the main event has led him to this match! Jericho hit Raven with the Liontamer, but Raven kicked out. Jericho went for a Wheel Kick on the champion but got the ref. Exiles members Michael Wallstreet, Big Bossman and Perry Saturn run in to attack Jericho. They hit a triple team move like the Shield’s Powerbomb or something. Raven goes for the cover but Jericho kicks out. Raven goes for his DDT but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho. Raven pushes Jericho into the ref again (poor ref!). Savage comes down and hits Jericho with a chair but then the lights go out… Sting hits the ring. He goes after Savage. They brawl to the back. The refs getting back up and Raven grabs the belt and sizes Jericho up. He hits him with the belt but Jericho bounces off the rope, no sells and drops Raven for the Walls. The walls is locked in and Raven submits. The ref calls for the bell. Michael Buffer, or whoever our announcer is, declares that the winner is Chris Jericho… via disqualification. Still the WCW World Champion… Raven.
That was Bash At The Beach. Joint-highest rated show alongside Slamboree! Pretty proud with this one!