TAPE 687

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2.75 hrs (2 DVD)

GREAT AMERICAN BASH '90 - 7/7/90 (Often hailed as one of the worst PPVs ever, this isn't anywhere near that bad. Is it good? No. But worst ever? Nah. This is actually from the 24/7 rebroadcast of the show, so the show is intact with only entrance music and introductions changed from the original. I've got a master, so VQ is EX.)
Buddy Landel vs Brian Pillman (Weird format for this match as Landel gets in like 95% of the offense against a guy they were pushing.) Iron Sheik vs Mike Rotundo (Another match where the "wrong" guy gets most of the offense) Dutch Mantell vs Doug Furnas (Dutch Mantell has cited this match often as example of why Doug Furnas was never a star in the US. Personally, I think that's just sour grapes on Dutch's part as it looks to me like he just isn't up to the task of working with Furnas. And Furnas never being a star in the US remains a mystery to me.) Harley Race vs Tommy Rich (Good, fast-paced match between former world champs) MIDNIGHT EXPRESS VS SOUTHERN BOYS (Excellent match!) Big Van Vader vs Tom Zenk (Vader's NWA debut - he kills Zenk) Rick & Scott Steiner vs Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (Horribly disappointing match with tons of stalling, a sloppy finish and just generally poor action throughout. Then you've got the Freebirds coming out in feminine make-up, which just makes no sense. They're supposed to be hard-drinking guys from Badstreet, not something "from San Francisco" as Jim Ross puts it in his commentary.) Arn Anderson, Barry Windham & Sid Vicious vs El Gigante, Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff (This is Gigante's first PPV "match". He's so useless in the ring that he never once gets into the match legally and ends up just doing nothing but throwing guys out of the ring - quite poorly, I might add. Terrible.) Lex Luger vs Mark Callous (This is actually decent, given the talent of the workers) Rock & Roll Express vs Doom (another disappointing match) Ric Flair vs Sting (Sting wins the NWA World title, but his momentum would soon be killed by the awful Black Scorpion angle.)