Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestlingpay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It was the company's PPV for the month of July, held from 1994 to 2000. The show centered on a beach theme, with the set around the entrance area for the wrestlers decorated with such things as surfboards and sand. The theme for the show seemed appropriate for an event scheduled during the hot summer month of July. The beach/"fun in the sun" theme was also reflected in the places where WCW chose to hold the event; all of the shows emanated from cities in either Florida or California, two United States states renowned for their warm weather. It was WCW's response to WWF's SummerSlam. In 1992 and 1993, WCW held a beach-themed pay-per-view show known as Beach Blast, which was the forerunner to Bash at the Beach. The 1992 show was held in June, however, as the company elected instead to reserve July for its flagship summertime extravaganza, The Great American Bash. Along with Slamboree, Starrcade, SuperBrawl, The Great American Bash, and Halloween Havoc, Bash at the Beach was booked to be one of WCW's flagship events. WWE have owned the rights to Bash at the Beach since they purchased WCW in March 2001. In 2014, all WCW Bash at the Beach pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network.
Bash at the Beach 1995 took place on July 16, 1995 on the beach in Huntington Beach, California. To promote the event, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Big Van Vader and Kevin Sullivan guest starred on season 6 episode 15 of Baywatch, also titled "Bash at the Beach".
The Junkyard Invitational match took place in a junkyard and the match could only be won climbing over a chain link fence and escaping. Finlay escaped the junkyard to win the match and the WCW Hardcore Trophy.
Scott Steiner was disqualified when he used the Steiner Recliner which had been banned. WCW Commissioner Ernest Miller stripped Steiner of the WCW United States Championship following the match. Vampiro won the Graveyard match when the Demon didn't show up to the ring; most of this match was pre-taped before the show at an outdoor location. Hulk Hogan pinned Jeff Jarrett after Vince Russo had Jarrett lie down for Hogan. After the match, Russo fired Hogan and declared that Jarrett was still champion, but Hollywood Hogan took the belt with him. This would be Hulk Hogan's final appearance in World Championship Wrestling.
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