Welcome back to the TJRwrestling retro reviews where we are breaking down every WCW Pay-Per-View during the “Monday Night War” era.
We are coming off of The Great American Bash, which saw Kevin Nash defeat Randy Savage by DQ to retain the WCW Heavyweight Title in the main event. It also saw the return of Sid Vicious to the company and he attacked Nash after the match. He had been in the WWF for the last couple of years after spending some time in WCW in the early ’90s.
As far as the rest of the show goes, it was typical WCW around this time and they had a lot of matches on the show that was very Nitro-worthy. You can read my complete thoughts on that show and every show we have covered for the site here. We are heading into the staple summer show for WCW, Bash at the Beach, and while it has a history with the company, nothing noteworthy has really happened on the show since Hogan’s heel turn in 1996. Will WCW pick up the pace and have a solid show? Let’s find out!
WCW Bash at the Beach
July 11th, 1999
National Car Rental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
There is a package to start the show going over the main event match, which is a tag team match where the WCW Heavyweight Title will be on the line.
We are joined in the arena by the announce team of Tony Schiavone and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Mike Tenay, who had been at the booth for the entire year up until this point, is at a junkyard for a match later on in the night. They go over some of the matches on the night before throwing it over to “Mean” Gene Okerlund. He shills the hotline a little bit before sending it over to Mike Tenay who is in a junkyard where there will be a match later on. Tenay says that Ric Flair has banned Hardcore matches from taking place in a WCW arena, so they have gone outside to it this time.
The Cat (w/ Sonny Onoo) vs. Disco Inferno
The Cat has dropped his actual name of Earnest Miller and is just now known as The Cat. I will still be referring to him as Earnest Miller for the match. The original stipulation of the match was the loser would not be able to dance again on WCW TV, but that has been dropped and it is a regular singles match now.
Miller gets in Disco’s face as soon as he gets in the ring and he challenges him to a dance contest. Miller puts his red shoes on and starts dancing in the ring. It’s Disco’s turn and the crowd is firmly behind him. I am dead inside.
Miller tries to hit a clothesline, but Disco ducks under and he works him into the corner. He throws him into the other corner, but Miller slides under the ropes to regroup. Miller gets back in the ring and tries to hit Disco, but he is evading him. Disco finally charges and takes him down with a tackle. He sends Miller into the ropes and hits an Atomic Drop. He throws Miller into the ropes again and hits a clothesline as he comes back in. Miller comes back with a shot to the head and takes Disco down with a kick to the chest. He chokes him with his foot against the ropes and tosses Disco to the outside. Onoo gets some kicks in while Disco is recovering and Miller comes out to pick up the pieces. Miller tries to send Disco into the railing, but he reverses, and Miller is sent flying into them. Disco rolls him back in the ring, but Miller hits a low blow as he comes in. Miller slams his head into the corner and gets some shots to the head. He stomps on Disco in the corner and hits a Standing Side Kick. Miller hits some more punches to the head and slams Disco down to the mat. He comes off the ropes but comes up empty on a fist drop. Disco hits some offense and sends him into the ropes before hitting some Scoop Slams. Disco climbs to the top and comes off with an elbow drop. Disco hits a Russian Leg Sweep and covers him for a two count. Disco comes off the ropes but is met with a kick to the chops. Miller grabs his shoe, but Disco stops him before he can put it on and hits him with it instead. Onoo distracts the referee as Disco is covering him and he gets a two count. Miller comes back and puts the shoe back on and connects this time with a kick to the head. He covers Disco and wins the match after 8:07.
Winner: The Cat
Match Rating: 1/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: This was a rough start to this show. I feel like we have seen this match multiple times up to this point and the schtick has run its course. I think both guys were fine in the ring, but this was such a color-by-numbers type of match.
Mark Madden is backstage with boxing judge Mills Lane, who will be in the ring for a boxing match later on between “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Buff Bagwell.
There is a package for the next match which shows Van Hammer asking for a title shot since he has won some matches as of late. They give him a chance and he will take on Rick Steiner tonight.
WCW Television Title Match
Rick Steiner (c) vs. Van Hammer
Steiner won the title last month and has been on a nice roll lately being a singles star. Steiner grabs the mic and says that no one can stop him and his brother Scott. He says “if you want some, come get some. If you don’t like me, bite me”.
They lock up and Steiner tags him with some shots to the head as they work into the corner. Hammer comes back with a forearm and sends Steiner out of the ring. They tangle up in the ropes and Hammer hits him with a Vertical Suplex. Steiner comes back, gets a boot to the gut, and drops the elbow across the chest. Steiner chokes him in the ropes and continues to pound on Hammer before sending him out of the ring. Steiner sends him into the railing and pulls up the mats at ringside. Steiner hits a DDT on the concrete and he tries to pin him, but he has to get him in the ring. He throws the referee away and continues to pound on Hammer. Hammer comes back with a low blow and is now on the offensive in the ring. He sends Steiner into the corner, but Steiner quickly fights out and works on him in the ring. Steiner grinds his face into the mat and pounds on the back of his head. He sends Hammer out of the ring again only this time Hammer grabs a chair and hits Steiner with it. He rolls him back in the ring and comes off the top with a Flying Clothesline. Steiner comes back by biting Hammer and hitting a big low blow. He climbs up top, hits The Bulldog, and retains the title after 3:05.
Winner and STILL WCW Television Champion: Rick Steiner
Match Rating: DUD
Collective Thoughts: This was a glorified squash match, although Hammer did get a lot of offense in. The way Steiner was being pushed, it was hard to believe he was going to lose here. Steiner was dominant throughout and luckily, it didn’t last long.
Tenay is back at the junkyard with a referee this time, going over the rules for the match that will take place here. Tenay runs down the participants, but a lot of it remains a mystery. They have to fight out of the ring of cars, climb a fence outside of it and they will win the match. Talk about convoluting something.
WCW United States Title Match
David Flair (w/ Torrie Wilson, Asya, Charles Robinson, Arn Anderson, and Ric Flair) (c) vs. Dean Malenko
Flair was given the title from his father on Nitro a few weeks ago after the belt was held up. Also, that is not a typo, Flair has 5 people coming out to the ring with him.
The bell sounds and both men lock up with Malenko taking Flair down to the mat. Flair gets a waist lock on, but Malenko shrugs him off. Malenko charges him into the corner and hits some kicks to the gut. He stomps on him in the corner and hits a clothesline. He brings him out and drops him with a suplex. Ric hits the ring and Malenko takes him out. Anderson gets in the other side and hits the referee with a Spinebuster. Malenko attacks Asya as she comes in the ring and Robinson is in the ring with a referee shirt on. Ric hits Malenko from behind with the title belt and David wins the match after 3:05.
Winner and STILL WCW United States Champion: David Flair
Match Rating: DUD
Collective Thoughts: This was another short title match. David’s gimmick is that he is the United States Champion and hasn’t had a lot of offense in his matches. For a 3 minute match, they tried to jam about 10 minutes’ worth of stuff into it. This was just.. whatever.
The country vs. rap saga continues. They show the package from last month between Master P and his guys having a confrontation with Curt Hennig and the West Texas Rednecks. They show the bad blood that has been brewing since and it is leading to a match on this show, including the hit song “I Hate Rap”. There was some horrific acting in these segments.
Eight-Man Elimination Match
The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig, Barry Windham, Bobby Duncum Jr, and Kendall Windham) vs. The No-Limit Soldiers (Rey Mysterio Jr., Konnan, Swole, and B.A.) (w/ Chase and 4×4)
The bell sounds and when things calm down, it will be Barry Windham and Mysterio starting the match for their teams. Barry gets him into the corner and lays some shots in. Mysterio slides under another attack and hits him with a Moonsault. Barry quickly goes over and makes a tag to Hennig. He comes in and hits a chop on Mysterio, but he soon fights out and makes a tag to B.A. He drops Hennig with a dropkick and a series of Scoop Slams. Duncum tags into the match and they lock up. B.A. takes him down to the mat and tags in Swole. He takes Duncum down with a clothesline but is soon knocked down with a boot to the face. Ducum continues to work on the big man and tags in Kendall Windham. Kendall hits Swole with a low blow and takes him down with a clothesline. Kendall sends him into the corner and charges in, but Swole ducks under and he hits the top. Swole tags in Mysterio, but Kendall takes him down quickly with a boot to the face. Mysterio kicks his leg out and comes off the top and both men go crashing to the outside. Mysterio gets back in and tags Konnan into the match. Hennig is back in and he is exchanging blows with Konnan. Mysterio comes in to assist and he dropkicks Hennig. Konnan is working on Henning in the corner and he tags Swole back into the match. He slams down Duncum, who is now legal and starts taking on everyone in their corner. Mysterio comes off the ropes with a leg drop, which allows Swole to cover and eliminate Duncum from the match.
Swole is waiting for the next man to come in, which is Hennig. He pounds on Hennig in the corner and works him into his corner. On the outside, the rest of the soldiers are hitting Duncum as he is walking back up the aisle. Back in the ring, Barry and Konnan are the legal men. Barry hits a suplex, but Konnan gets up at two. Hennig is back in and they hit a double clothesline on Konnan. Hennig hits a chop across the chest of Konnan and sends him into the ropes, but he is kicked in the head. Konnan makes a tag to B.A. and he takes Hennig out with some stiff offense. Hennig comes back with a shot of his own and sends B.A. into the ropes. He hits The Hennig Plex as he comes back and eliminates him from the match.
Hennig tags Kendall back into the match and he drops from elbows on Konnan. He hits a Scoop Slam and climbs up to the second rope. He comes off with a splash, but Konna rolls out of the way. Konnan sends him into the ropes and hits a Rolling Clothesline. He sends him in again and this time he hits a Facebuster. He makes the cover, but Barry breaks up the count. Mysterio hits Kendall from behind and that allows Konnan to roll him up and he gets the three count.
Barry is in the ring and he takes Konnan down to the mat. He hits him with a DDT and covers him for a two-count. He throws Konnan to the outside and Hennig quickly brings him back in. Barry gets a Sleeper Hold on, but Konnan drops him with a Jawbreaker. Konnan comes back with another rolling clothesline and he clotheslines Barry over the top rope. Chase is attack Barry on the outside and carries him to the back along with Konnan, and they both get counted out.
It’s now two on one with Swole and Mysterio vs. Hennig. Hennig and Swole have a staredown and Swole hits some nice shots to the head. Barry Windham comes back into the ring, but he is quickly taken out again. Hennig slides to the outside, but he is met by 4×4. Swole hits Hennig with a clothesline as he comes back in and tags in Mysterio. He assists Mysterio with a splash off his shoulders and they pick up the win after 15:35.
Winner(s): The No-Limit Soldiers
Match Rating: 2/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: This had its moments, but nothing really stood out. These guys had been feuding for months up to this point and the blowoff was always going to be Master P’s guys getting some ring time. I am glad Mysterio picked up the win rather than Swole, but he actually didn’t do too bad. Some of it got out of hand, but I don’t think it was unwatchable.
Junkyard Hardcore Invitational
Fit Finlay vs. Brian Knobbs vs. Ciclope vs. Dave Taylor vs. Hak vs. Horace Hogan vs. Hugh Morrus vs. Jerry Flynn vs. Johnny Grunge vs. La Parka vs. Mikey Whipwreck vs. Rocco Rock vs. Silver King vs. Steven Regal
The horn sounds and everyone just starts beating on each other with weapons they have in hand. Johnny Grunge pushes a car but misses whoever he was going for. The Public Enemy is making their return to the company here. Jerry Flynn gets hit with a spark and it knocks him off of a car. Knobbs sends Silver King flying on a car as Public Enemy double-team someone against a car. Steven Regal and Horace are going at it and slamming each other all over the place. Knobbs gets wiped out with a trash can lid as Horace and Knobbs are going at it. Hak comes in and is wasting people with the Kendo Stick. Grunge slams down a guy on the roof of a car. Hugh Morrus is working on Finlay with a bumper of a car and is soon taken out by Hak. Knobbs is getting choked with a tire, as Morrus comes off with an elbow drop, but he hits nothing but the car hood. Jimmy Hart is shown with a helmet on. Horace throws a trash can into the head of Knobbs and starts pounding on La Parka. Finlay is finally back to his feet and is wiping people out with a trash can. Morrus comes off the car again with an elbow and this time he connects on Rocko Rock. Five guys get wiped out by a splash by someone who is unknown because his face is covered up by everyone. Horace sends Rock into the windshield of a car. Silver King smashes Rock with a bumper while he is trying to get back up.
La Parka is throwing chairs at everyone as Morrus is working on Silver King. Finlay hits Knobbs with a can lid and they start going back and forth. Mikey Whipwreck shows up and pounds on Dave Taylor. Morrus comes to take out Whipwreck and tries a splash, but he moves out of the way. Horace and Finlay are going back and forth with some blows to the head. Knobbs takes out Silver King with a tire. Grunge and Finlay are going at it and Grunge slams him into a car. La Parka hits him from behind with a tire as Taylor is shown choking someone with a hub cap. Rock and Horace work their way over to the fence they have to climb to win. Rock climbs up, but Horace pulls him down. Silver King is shown pounding on Knobbs. There is a fire growing on the outside of the cars as Taylor is being wiped out with the tires. Hak and Finlay are starting to go at it and Knobbs joins in the action. They all start walking towards the fence with Hak putting Finlay in the trunk of a car. A forklift comes to take the car into the car crusher, but he gets out in the nick of time. Hak is working his way over to the fence along with Finlay and Knobbs. Finlay climbs the fence as an explosion goes off and he climbs down the other side to win the “match” after 13:51.
Winner: Fit Finlay
Match Rating: DUD
Collective Thoughts: This was literally the hardest match to follow along with. The guys in it weren’t announced until the thing started and the camera views were shaky and most of it was from a helicopter. There was so much going on and the only thing I can confidently say was that this was overthought and that Finlay won the thing.
They go to a package for the next match on the night. Benoit and Saturn have been beaten up over the last couple of weeks and now they will be in a Handicap Match for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
WCW Tag Team Title Handicap Match
The Jersey Triad (Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow, & Kanyon) (c) vs. Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn
This is a different type of match since any member of The Triad can rotate into the match. It’s two on two, but it’s a handicap match because they can always have the fresh man in there.
Saturn and Page start the match off and exchange blows in the middle of the ring. Page charges him into the corner and hits some shoulders to the midsection. He tries to continue to pound on him, but Saturn fights out and he sends Page flying out of the ring. Benoit tags into the match and so does Bigelow. They circle each other in the ring before Bigelow slams him into the corner. He pounds on the back of his head and sends him into the other side, but Benoit gets the foot up as he charges in. Benoit takes him down with a clothesline and sends Bigelow flying out of the ring. Kanyon tags into the match and will face off with Saturn. Saturn starts off hitting him quickly and stomping him down to the mat. He sends Kanyon to the corner and tries a suplex as he comes out, but Kanyon fights him off. Kayon drops some knees to the back of Saturn and sends him into the ropes. He hits an elbow, but Saturn grabs a waist lock and hits a big suplex. Saturn tags Benoit in and he takes Kanyon down with a chop to the chest and a clothesline. Benoit hits him with a Snap Suplex and gets him in a Boston Crab. He catapults Kanyon into a Saturn forearm and continues to stay on the offensive. Benoit chops Kanyon and tags Saturn into the match. They hit a series of double clotheslines and Saturn covers Kanyon for a two count. Saturn hits Bigelow with an elbow and throws Kanyon across the ring. Benoit tags back in and hits a backbreaker for a two-count. Benoit throws him into the corner and takes him down with a clothesline to the back of the head. He stomps on Kanyon on the mat and starts working over the leg. Saturn is back into the match and they double team on the leg. Saturn hits a slam and makes his ascent to the top rope. He comes off with a big Legdrop and scores a near fall. Page comes in the ring with no tag and has an exchange with Saturn, but the referee sends him out. Saturn follows Kanyon to the outside and he is attacked by all three men on the other side. Bigelow slams him against the apron and rolls him back into the ring.
Bigelow tags into the match and he suplexes Saturn in the ring. He foll0ws that up with a headbutt and covers him for a two count. Page clocks Saturn as he is in the ropes and Kanyon is tagged back into the match. He drops Saturn with a DDT and covers him for a two-count. Bigelow is back in and they double-team on Saturn before he gets Saturn locked up on the mat. Saturn gets back to his feet and tries to fight off Bigelow, but he is taken down once again. Kanyon tags back in and he continues to keep Saturn grounded. He puts him on the top rope and climbs up with him, but Saturn knocks him off. Saturn hits him with a Belly to Belly Suplex off the top and he makes a tag to Benoit. He comes in, takes out all three men, and turns his focus on Bigelow. Page comes off the top with a clothesline, though, and it takes away the momentum. Page falls off the top rope on the other side as he tries to mouth off to the crowd, but he recovers nicely. Page is back in the ring and stomps on Benoit. Kanyon hits Benoit from the outside and Page slingshots him into the bottom rope. Page hits an elbow drop but only gets a two-count. He tags Kanyon into the match and he gets a Sunset Flip for a near fall. Benoit gets up but is taken down with a clothesline. Kanyon hits some chops across the chest of Benoit and hits a big slam for a two. He tags Bigelow back in and he drops three headbutts on Benoit. Kanyon comes back in with a Sledge from the top. Benoit starts to make a comeback, but is quickly taken down with a Swinging Neckbreaker. Page is in the ring and they double team Benoit and get a two count. Benoit tries to make his way to the corner, and he finally does, but the referee didn’t see it. Page hits Benoit with a Powerbomb for a very close two-count. Kanyon tags back in and hits Benoit with a Legdrop off the second rope. Benoit finally gets him off with a suplex, but Kanyon quickly makes a tag to Bigelow who neutralizes Benoit again. Bigelow climbs up top and tries a Moonsault, but he comes up empty. Saturn gets a tag into the match and he takes Page and Bigelow out. Kanyon comes in and gets kicked in the head. Saturn clotheslines Page over the top rope as Benoit fights the other two. Saturn and Benoit both climb up top and hit a splash and Headbutt combo. Page comes in, and he is suplexed by Saturn. Kanyon grabs some powder at ringside and throws it into the face of Saturn. Page is blinded as well and hits Kanyon with a Diamond Cutter by accident. Benoit almost beats him, but Bigelow puts his foot on the ropes. Benoit hits Page with a Nothern Lights Suplex, but Bigelow breaks that up. Page brings a trash can into the ring and he hits Benoit with it. Saturn makes a blind tag and instantly gets hit with a Diamond Cutter and Page retains the titles for his team after 23:16.
Winner(s) and STILL WCW Tag Team Champions: The Jersey Triad
Match Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: This was a solid match that went a little long, but it was still entertaining. It really picked up towards the end with a lot of close finishes and chaos going on. All of these guys were great performers at the time and this match was definitely the best on the show. The Triad retaining makes sense, but Benoit and Saturn put up a good fight.
The boxing match is next. They show a clip from Thunder where Special Referee Mills Lane said “I will see you Sunday in Californi.. Florida”.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper (w/ Ric Flair) vs. Buff Bagwell (w/ Judy Bagwell) (Mills Lane is the Special Referee)
For those who are a little younger, Lane was a well-known boxing referee, most notable for being the official for the bout between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. That was the fight where Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear off. He then got a job as a TV judge on a courtroom show. What a life that guy lived. Bagwell bringing his mom to the ring is stuff that would live on forever.
Piper hits the first series of jabs, but Bagwell comes back with some of his own. Piper hits a flurry of punches and gets Bagwell into the corner. Bagwell tries to land some haymakers, but Piper ducks out of the way. Bagwell finally lays some leather on Piper and he gets some shots to the head. Piper comes back with a strong right cross and it knocks Bagwell down to the mat. There are 30 seconds left in round one and Piper is starting to connect with some shots. Bagwell starts getting some in as well, but the bell sounds and the first round is over. They go back to their corners where Flair is talking Piper up and Bagwell is hanging out with his mom. Flair sprays something on the gloves of Piper and it’s time for round two. Lane tells Flair and Judy to get out of the ring and the bell sounds. Piper hits Bagwell with some shots to the head and he is starting to fade away due to the substance on Piper’s gloves. He punches Bagwell into the corner as Judy tries to get it out of Buff’s eyes. Piper hits some more shots on Bagwell and knocks him down to the mat. Piper continues to pound on him in the corner, but Bagwell comes back and starts smashing Piper with some of his own. Lane starts counting Piper out, but he gets back up as round two ends. Lane comes over and checks on what Flair has been doing. Piper just walks over and starts pounding on Bagwell before the bell sounds. Judy Bagwell starts biting Piper and puts a bucket on his head. Bagwell punches him and knocks Flair off the apron. Bagwell comes off the ropes with the Buff Blockbuster and pins Piper after 6:36.
Winner: Buff Bagwell
Match Rating: DUD
Collective Thoughts: This was hard to rate because it wasn’t a wrestling match. Well, it wasn’t supposed to be anyway. They just had a boxing match where they didn’t land very many clean shots on each other. This was after the Brawl for All and you would think that they would have learned from that, but here we are. Judy Bagwell is a character in WCW lore that is larger than life sometimes. I don’t know what they were trying to do here, but whatever.
There is a package for the main event of the night. It will be a tag team match, but the WCW Heavyweight Title will be on the line. Even Nash’s partner, Sting, can win the title if he would pin Nash during the match.
WCW World Heavyweight Title Tag Team Match
Kevin Nash (c) & Sting vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage & Sid Vicious (w/ Gorgeous George, Miss Madness, and Madusa)
Sting and Nash have been at odds over the last couple of weeks and teaming them up here adds another wrinkle to the story. Anyone in the match can walk out the champion.
Sting and Savage are starting the match for their teams. Before they get going, Gorgeous George walks over and stands beside Nash as he stands on the apron. Savage comes around, but Sting is right being him and takes him down. He rolls him in the ring, hits some shots to the head, and drops him with an Atomic Drop. Sid tags into the match and he has a stand-off with Sting. Sid takes him down with some punches to the head. Sid hits a forearm to the chest and throws him into the ropes. Sting comes back with a splash and clotheslines Sid over the top rope. Sid gets back in and starts working on Sting in the corner. Sid throws him into the corner, but no one is home as he comes in. Sting kicks him in the midsection, but he soon takes Sting out with a boot to the face. Savage is back in the ring and takes Sting down with a shot to the head and works him into the ropes. Savage tags Sid back into the match and he kicks Sting in the gut. Sid gets Sting in a Steiner Recliner, but Nash comes in the ring to break it up. He tags Savage back in and he starts working on Sting in the corner. Sid chokes Sting from the apron as Savage distracts the referee. Sting starts to fight out and starts exchanging right hands with Savage. He knocks Sid off the apron and hits Savage with a dropkick. He tags Nash into the match and he takes Savage out and hits Sid with a Sidewalk Slam. He hits Savage with some knees in the corner and lays him out with a shot to the head.
Nash sends him to the other side and he hits a clothesline and chokes him with his boot across the throat. Nash slams Savage headfirst into the corner. He hits some elbows right in front of Sting and tags him into the match. Sting comes in and rakes the eyes of Savage before taking him down with a kick to the back. They roll to the outside and Sting sends him into the railing. He tries a Stinger Splash, but Savage gets out of the way. Madusa and Miss Madness send Sting into the post in the corner before rolling him back into the ring. Savage taunts Nash from the apron which allows them to choke Sting again and Sid to come in the match. He slams Sting down to the mat and keeps him grounded with a chin lock. Sting gets back to his feet and fights out before hitting a low blow on Sid and both men are down on the mat. Savage and Nash both make tags in and Nash takes him out with a boot to the face. Nash hits Sid with a Sidewalk Slam and that brings Sting into the ring. Madusa and Miss Madness come in and they are hit with Stinger Splashes. Sid hits Sting with a Chokeslam and rolls him out of the ring. Nash hits Sid some behind and sends him to the outside. Nash sets Savage up for a Jackknife Powerbomb, but Gorgeous George hits a low blow from behind. Savage comes off the top with The Savage Elbow Drop and picks up the win after 13:20.
Winner and NEW WCW Heavyweight Champion: “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Match Rating: 1/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: Another WCW PPV and another under-delivering main event. It was fine for the most part, but all the run-ins and shenanigans going on really took away from it. They tried to build the tension between Nash and Sting, but they functioned as a normal team throughout the whole thing. I know they are both babyfaces, but if you are going to put that stipulation in, at least have Sting and Nash exchange some kind of offense. Savage winning the title always meant a short reign, and I do believe this was one of those reigns as well. Everyone did fine, it was just overbooked and wasn’t the best outing for these guys.
Overall Show Rating: 3.5 out of 10
This show was not very good. It had a lot of matches that ended up being complete duds, or in the case of the Junkyard Invitational, impossible to follow along with. WCW had the talent on its roster to have some quality shows, but the booking was so bad that a lot of these guys end up looking like job guys. This was around the time WCW was starting to crumble and trust the word of someone who has watched every PPV since 1995 for the site, it is starting to show. I liked the Tag Team Title match, although I thought it might have gone on a little long. Other than that, there was nothing that stood out and it was clear why the WWF had a clear lead at this point. They needed to get some fresh stars in the main event scene, but instead, they relied on guys like Nash, Savage, Sting, and Sid and they were starting to wear out their welcome.
What did you think of Bash at the Beach 1999? Loved it? Hated it? You don’t want to suffer through it? Either way, keep the conversation going over @collectiveheel on Twitter to let me know your thoughts. Take care of yourselves, and more importantly, each other. I will be back soon enough with some more Collective Thoughts.