REWIND-A-WAI #127: The Great American Bash 1988

John Pollock & Wai Ting review The Great American Bash 1988: The Price for Freedom featuring Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger and the debut of the infamous Tower of Doom.

Following the success of War Games, Jim Crockett Promotions reveals its latest creation: the “Tower of Doom” – a visually stunning but awkward triple-layer cage match widely panned by audiences and performers alike.

Plus: The dominant Four Horsemen defend their titles against JCP’s best with Ric Flair putting his NWA title up against a red-hot Lex Luger, Arn/Tully vs. Sting & Nikita Koloff, and Barry Windham vs. mentor Dusty Rhodes. Two of these three will result in “Dusty Finishes” – can you guess which?

We compare our thoughts on the show with Dave Meltzer’s from his July 1988 Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

This event was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer, Alex from Quebec.

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Great American Bash
Sunday, July 10, 1988
Baltimore, Maryland at Baltimore Arena

  • NWA Championship: Ric Flair (c) vs. Lex Luger
  • United States Championship: Barry Windham (c) vs. Dusty Rhodes
  • Tower of Doom Match: Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, The Russian Assassin, Ivan Koloff & Al Perez vs. Jimmy Garvin, Road Warriors, Dr. Death Steve Williams & Ron Garvin
  • United States Tag Titles: The Fantastics (c) vs. Midnight Express
  • NWA Tag Team Championships: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (c) vs. Sting & Nikita Koloff

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