I don't always find an event worth looking back on, but when I find one it is normally a one match event and this show from later years of WCW is no different. Any fans that remember this event are likely aware of the event being infamous for Vince Russo's shoot promo on Hulk Hogan basically firing him from WCW during the show and the entire match between Hogan & Jarrett for the World Title. I can't do justice the amount of controversy and lure that has become tied up with this event the best thing I can say is for you to do your own research and form your own conclusions from the research.
Overall there are two interesting notes I would like to point out with one being that Booker, T lost to Kanyon earlier in the night and would then defeat Jeff Jarrett in the main event to win the World Title. In my opinion, there was a problem with the booking on this show, because even though Kanyon defeated Booker there was never any follow up which would've been a breath of fresh air for at least a short time; also this would've at least given Kanyon a nice thank you for all the hard work he had put in for years working for WCW. The other note was that this show was the final event for Eric Bischoff as an employee of WCW as he would leave the company the following day after a meeting with Brad Seigel in California. Either way this event has provided a little bit of insight into how messed up things were during this time in WCW.
Bash at the Beach 2000
Lt. Loco (C) Def. (Pin) Juventud Guerrera WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Big Vito (C) Def. (Pin) Norman Smiley & Ralphus Handicap Hardcore WCW Hardcore Title
Daffney Def. Miss Hancock "Wedding Gown"-*
Brian Adams & Bryan Clark Def. (Pin) Chuck Palumbo (C) & Shawn Stasiak (C) WCW World Tag Team Titles
Kanyon Def. (Pin) Booker T.
Mike Awesome Def. (DQ) Scott Steiner (C) WCW United States Title
Vampiro Def. (Forfeit) The KISS Demon "Graveyard"
Shane Douglas Def. (Pin) Buff Bagwell
Hulk Hogan Def. (Pin) Jeff Jarrett (C) WCW World Heavyweight Title
Goldberg Def. (Pin) Kevin Nash
Booker T. Def. (Pin) Jeff Jarrett (C) WCW World Heavyweight Title
As always wrestling gives us both great memories and memories we try and forget, but with the amount of moments worth remembering that have happened we are bound to forget some. The same could be said about some talent that were very much underrated during their career or never at the top of a company during a run this unfortunately makes it easier for fans to forget certain talent. These two are very different talent and had two very different careers while they worked in this great business. Sometimes we encounter those that deserve to be remembered and acknowledged. I would like to wish a very big Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating their special day today and especially to the one featured below.
As wrestling began to recover it was ECW that would bring a hardcore revolution to America allowing the young company to stick out among the other two big promotions. A number of the names on this show I both didn't know worked for ECW or have never heard of before. Either way though the one reason that this match caught my attention was the Taipei Deathmatch that took place between Ian & Axl Rotten. To set the stage the former tag team named Bad Breed (Ian & Axl Rotten) had been together in the ECW tag team division for two years finding very limited success.
In late 1994 they would enter into a feud with The Pitbulls and would lose to the Pitbulls in a match where the losing had to break up. This would give birth to one of the greatest and most violent feuds in ECW history as the Rotten's would feud with one another for the entire summer. The feud would blow off at this event in the first ever Taipei Deathmatch. For those who may not know or remember what this match was well let me explain both competitors tape their fists and then proceed to dip their firsts in glue and then roll them in broken glass, this basically means that both guys had broken glass glued to their fists. I remember that this match was one of my earliest memories of seeing ECW and I was fascinated by how different it was compared to the WWE and even after all these years this match still sticks out as one of the most violent I have seen.
ECW Hardcore Heaven 1995
Dudley Dudley & Lil' Snot Dudley Def. (Pin) Pitbull #1 & Pitbull #2
Dino Sandoff & Don E. Allen Draw (NC) Broad Street Bully & Chad Austin
Hack Meyers Def. (Pin) Big Malley
2 Cold Scorpio Def. (Pin) Tasmaniac
Raven (C) & Stevie Richards Def. (Pin) Luna Vachon & Tommy Dreamer ECW Tag Team Titles
Axl Rotten Def. (Pin) Ian Rotten Taipei Deathmatch
The Sandman (C) Def. (Pin) Cactus Jack ECW World Heavyweight Title
Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock Def. (Pin) Mustafa Saed & New Jack