Stinger Gets the Gold
Now most fans really forget about the period of time in WCW history pre-Hogan, but in many ways there were underrated moments and events that have fallen out of the spotlight through the years. This event is one of those that have fallen out of the spotlight and it's amazing to think the history this event carries that it could've been forgotten. I know that if you'd take a quick look at the matches on the show you'd think nothing of this event other then the main event and call it a one match show. If you think that then you'd be right as the main event was really the only spectacular match with the tag matches specifically the one featuring the Midnights helping the show out.
The reason that I chose to give this event the spotlight was that this would be the event that Sting would gain his first World Title reign. Two years after he debuted with the WCW they had built him up from day one to fill the role of a top star. I'm not sure that they could've imagined he would reach the status he did to lead the company but it speaks to Dusty's eye for talent that he protected Sting from the start. Though his reign wouldn't be the best looking at you Black Scorpion it would be the start of things to come for the man that would be known as the "Icon."
Great American Bash 1990
David Sierra def. (pin) Mr. X dark
Doug Furnas def. (pin) Dutch Mantel
Mike Rotunda def. (pin) The Iron Sheik
Brian Pillman def. (pin) Buddy Landell
Butch Reed (c) & Ron Simmons (c) def. (pin) Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson NWA Tag Team Titles
El Gigante & Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff def. (DQ) Arn Anderson & Barry Windham & Sid Vicious
Harley Race def. (pin) Tommy Rich
Big Van Vader def. (pin) Tom Zenk
Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner def. (pin) Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes
Bobby Eaton (c) & Stan Lane (c) def. (pin) Steve Armstrong & Tracy Smothers NWA US Tag Team Titles
Lex Luger (c) def. (pin) Mark Callous NWA United States Title
Sting def. (pin) Ric Flair (c) NWA World Heavyweight Title
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