The Great American Bash 1998
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The Great American Bash 1998 took place on June 14, 1998 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Booker T and Chris Benoit had been facing each other for several weeks to determine the #1 contender to the WCW World Television Championship that Booker had lost to Fit Finlay on the May 4, 1998 edition of Nitro due to a distraction from Benoit. Dean Malenko was disqualified after hitting Chris Jericho with a steel chair. This match was made after Malenko was stripped of the Cruiserweight Championship due to his actions at Slamboree the month before. After Konnan's loss to Bill Goldberg, Curt Hennig and Rick Rude turned on Konnan and attacked him, joining nWo Hollywood. As per the stipulation of the main event, the winner was able to keep his half of the tag team championship and pick a new partner. Sting chose his nWo Wolfpac teammate Kevin Nash. The Giant was to pick The Disciple if had he won the match.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match. (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
The stipulation of the match stated that whoever won would receive both Tag Team titles (as each participant held one half of the championship going into the match) and be able to choose a new partner, to which Sting chose Kevin Nash.
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