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'''The Great American Bash''' was an annual summer [[pay-per-view]] event produced by the [[National Wrestling Alliance]]'s (NWA) [[Jim Crockett Promotions]] and then by [[World Championship Wrestling]] (WCW). According to [[Ric Flair]] in his autobiography, ''[[To Be the Man]]'', [[Dusty Rhodes (wrestler)|Dusty Rhodes]] invented the concept of The Great American Bash.
 
   
After the final Great American Bash was held by WCW on June 11, 2000, the event would not be held again due to the acquisition of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now [[WWE]]). After a four year hiatus, however, the event was revived by WWE in 2004 until 2009 (the name of the final event being abbreviated to "The Bash"), and was also used as the title for a [[WWE The Great American Bash#2012|special live edition]] of ''[[WWE SmackDown|SmackDown]]'' in July 2012. [[WWE The Great American Bash|WWE's production of The Great American Bash]] was the only former WCW pay-per-view event to be revived by WWE.
 
 
 
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GMB.jpg|<center>[[NWA The Great American Bash]] - The first promotion to use the event.</center>|link=NWA The Great American Bash
 
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WWE-Great-American-Bash-Logo.png|<center>[[WWE The Great American Bash]] - Used the name after buying the rights to WCW.</center>|link=WWE The Great American Bash
 
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'''The Great American Bash''' was an annual summer [[pay-per-view]] event produced by the [[National Wrestling Alliance]]'s (NWA) [[Jim Crockett Promotions]] and then by [[World Championship Wrestling]] (WCW). According to [[Ric Flair]] in his autobiography, ''[[To Be the Man]]'', [[Dusty Rhodes (wrestler)|Dusty Rhodes]] invented the concept of The Great American Bash.
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After the final Great American Bash was held by WCW on June 11, 2000, the event would not be held again due to the acquisition of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now [[WWE]]). After a four year hiatus, however, the event was revived by WWE in 2004 until 2009 (the name of the final event being abbreviated to "The Bash"), and was also used as the title for a [[WWE The Great American Bash#2012|special live edition]] of ''[[WWE SmackDown|SmackDown]]'' in July 2012. [[WWE The Great American Bash|WWE's production of The Great American Bash]] was the only former WCW pay-per-view event to be revived by WWE.

Revision as of 04:22, October 25, 2013

The Great American Bash was an annual summer pay-per-view event produced by the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) Jim Crockett Promotions and then by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). According to Ric Flair in his autobiography, To Be the Man, Dusty Rhodes invented the concept of The Great American Bash.

After the final Great American Bash was held by WCW on June 11, 2000, the event would not be held again due to the acquisition of WCW by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). After a four year hiatus, however, the event was revived by WWE in 2004 until 2009 (the name of the final event being abbreviated to "The Bash"), and was also used as the title for a special live edition of SmackDown in July 2012. WWE's production of The Great American Bash was the only former WCW pay-per-view event to be revived by WWE.

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