TAPE 532

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

GREAT AMERICAN BASH '92 - 7/12/92 (Fabulous show covering the NWA World Tag Title tournament that has the fingerprints of Bill Watts all over it, from the goofy top rope rules to the mega-push of Williams & Gordy to the clean finishes in all matches. Great stuff, a really, really good tape. I've got a master convert so quality is EX.)
JUSHIN LIGER & BRIAN PILLMAN VS RICKY STEAMBOAT & NIKITA KOLOFF (JIP - I love how they work this face vs face match - no BS "we're friends, so we'll play it clean" stuff, just both teams going out and working like they normally would, so there's a tiny amount of cheating and things of that nature. Fabulous match that the crowd just eats up.) Hiro Hase & Shinya Hashimoto vs Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (JIP) Steve Austin & Rick Rude vs Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes (JIP) Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff (JIP) Hiro Hase & Shinya Hashimoto vs Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes (JIP) Sting vs Vader (Vader wins the WCW World title as Sting does a super-rare clean pinfall job. Good to see Vader get the proper monster push, he even puts Sting in the Scorpion Deathlock! Jim Ross gets in a shot at the WBF, Vince McMahon's failed bodybuilding federation, by noting that Vader is super-strong but not a bodybuilder "and we know bodybuilding isn't doing too well these days.") Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes (JIP - Williams & Gordy win the NWA World tag titles)