OSR: WCW Bash at the Beach 1996 Review

We go backstage to Okerlund, who is joined by The Giant, Kevin Sullivan and Jimmy Hart who talk about their match later on this evening but also how they are going to take out anyone who comes after them. Okerlund then tells Hart to brush his teeth. We then go to Lee Marshall, who is joined by Arn Anderson and Chris Benoit. They talk briefly about The Outsiders and the third man, before going on about facing Kevin Sullivan and The Giant later tonight. We then head back to the ring for the next match of the evening.

Dog Collar Match: The Public Enemy vs. The Nasty Boys

The Public Enemy make their way to the ring first, with the whole arena waving about before The Nasty Boys make their way to the ring. The match gets underway, and is essentially a brawl between both teams which goes all over the arena. There are several attempts to break a table in this match, but it is seemingly the strongest table in the world. The match as a whole is literally a mess, it is even described by Schiavone like this which does really say a lot for it. Anyhow, The Nasty Boys are eventually able to pick up the win…and after the match, the table is finally broken. Another thing, this was another complete waste of a gimmick match. It really wasn’t needed and didn’t add anything to the match as a whole.

Winner: The Nasty Boys

Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars

Reference is made to the third man, when we go backstage to Okerlund who is attempting to talk to The Outsiders about who their partner is. He really emphasizes the importance of this later tonight. We then head back inside the arena for the next match of the evening.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Disco Inferno

Disco makes his way to the ring first, dancing around before announcing that after he wins the championship everyone is welcome to his disco dance party. Malenko then makes his way to the ring. Malenko gets the match underway, and is very dominant over Disco. The match is really solid with a whole variety of moves and the pace dictated by Malenko. Under this style, it really could go longer with ease. Eventually, Malenko is able to pick up the win and retain the championship, after Disco taps out to Malenko’s patent Texas Cloverleaf. Great championship match.

Winner: Dean Malenko, to retain the championship

Match Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

Steve “Mongo” McMichael (w/ Debra McMichael) vs. Joe Gomez

Gomez makes his way to the ring first, have absolutely no recollection of who he is. Mongo then makes his way to the ring with Debra, and the match begins with Mongo in control of the match and exerting his dominance over Gomez. The match is quite poor really, with a very limited move set being used by both men which makes it really uninteresting to watch. Mongo eventually wins the match following a Tombstone Piledriver.

Winner: Steve “Mongo” McMichael

Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars

We go backstage to Okerlund who is joined by Ric Flair, Miss Elizabeth and Woman (who is being very flirtatious to Okerlund). Flair cuts a really nice promo ahead of his match with Konnan.

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