OSR: WCW Bash at the Beach 2000 Review
In reality, this is the point in the demise of WCW when the point of no return was reached. The lines of fact and fiction became so blurred at this event that faith in the company could have easily being lost. The events of what happened on this fateful night are unbelievably well known throughout the wrestling world. Other than the fateful incident, this is one that has never being seen in its entirety. This could most definitely be a bumpy ride as we look back to that fateful night in July 2000 in the OSR with the Bash at the Beach 2000 Review…
There is no opening promo for the event, but Ernest “The Cat” Miller is shown outside the arena battling with some Japanese Martial Arts people in what is completely ridiculous. We then go inside the arena for this evenings event, but without any notification we are soon off to the ring for the first match of the evening.
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Lieutenant Loco (c) vs. Juventud Guerrera
Both men make their way to the ring, Guerrera with The Filthy Animals and Loco with The Misfits in Action. But this all becomes pointless as they leave straight away. Between the two of them, they have a very well contested match with a whole variety of moves being used on one another. There is also a lot of action contested outside of the ring, with plenty of aerial action. Both The Filthy Animals and Misfits in Action make their way back out to the ring wearing masks. One of these masks look very much like a bad Vince McMahon mask. Eventually, it is Loco who picks up the win following an enjoyable opening match.
Winner: Lieutenant Loco, to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Match Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars
WCW Hardcore Championship: Handicap Match – Big Vito (c) vs. Norman Smiley and Ralphus
Big Vito makes his way to the ring first, where a clip from Thunder is shown of Vito taking out Terry Funk. It is then revealed that his opponents are Norman Smiley and Ralphus in a Handicap Match. The action soon gets underway, and quickly spills to the backstage area. Big Vito is able to hold his own, and quickly makes it into a singles match. How – he sends Norman off somewhere in an elevator. This allows the action to spill back to the ring between Vito and Ralphus. Action is being kind though. Vito eventually picks up the win following a big splash through a table. This was entertaining from a comedic perspective, but nothing else.
Winner: Big Vito, to retain the WCW Hardcore Championship
Match Rating: 1.0 out of 5.0 Stars
Wedding Gown Match: Ms. Hancock (w/ David Flair) vs. Daffney (w/ Crowbar)
The history package for this is shown (shocked, yes) before Hancock makes her way to the ring. She and David then proceed to make out in the ring as Daffney makes her way to the ring. The match becomes very much a catfight, with David and the referee attempting to separate them but are quickly removed of their trousers. As David and Hancock go to shave Daffney’s head, Crowbar makes his way out to even the score. But the end of the match comes when Hancock removes her own gown to dance. It then descends into a food fight. What in the actual hell was that, words cannot describe that.
Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars
WCW Tag Team Championship: The Perfect Event (c) (Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo) vs. Kronik (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
Both teams make their way to the ring, and it quickly gets underway with The Perfect Event maintaining the control of the match over Brian Adams. There are a couple of botched moments in the beginning. Ultimately, the match is okay but nothing special that stands out. Eventually, Kronik are victorious in the match are winning with an almost Doomsday Device. Very forgettable match with new WCW Tag Team Champions crowned.
Winners: Kronik, to capture the WCW Tag Team Championship
Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars