Who is Mr. Great American Bash/Bash?

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Who is Mr. Great American Bash/Bash?
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The Bash has been a classic through three different promotions and I had made up my mind about this PPV long before it was a WWE PPV.

Dusty Rhodes came up with the concept of this PPV and did a great job building it, but it was his rival who took over and stole the show Dusty built.

I can only be talking about one man: Ric Flair.

Ric Flair is the man who built this PPV with the in-ring skills that he had and beat everyone that walked through and made the ones that he lost to better.

Flair has been in 14 different Bash's and has left his mark in all of them. He defended his Championship in all of his tours that The Bash had in 1986.

1985: World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def Nikita Koloff

1986: July 3-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Road Warrior Hawk,

July 4-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Nikita Koloff

July 5-World Heavyweight Title Match (Steel Cage Match): Ric Flair def. Ricky Morton to retain the title

July 9-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Road Warrior Animal by DQ

July 10-World Heavyweight Title Match (Steel Cage Match): Ric Flair def. Ricky Morton

July 12-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

July 18-World Heavyweight Title Match (Steel Cage Match): Ric Flair def. Wahoo McDaniel

July 21-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Ricky Morton

July 23-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Ronnie Garvin

July 25-World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Magnum T.A

July 26-World Heavyweight Title Match (Steel Cage Match): Dusty Rhodes def. Ric Flair to win the title

Aug. 2-World Heavyweight Title Match (Steel Cage Match): Dusty Rhodes def. Ric Flair

Ric Flair in a span of a month went 10-2 in the tour of the 1986 Bash.

1987: July 2-Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) def. The IV Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, & Tully Blanchard)

July 4-The Match Beyond: The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal), Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes, and Paul Ellering def. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, & Tully Blanchard) and James J. Dillon

July 11-World Heavyweight Title Match (Steel Cage Match): Ric Flair def. Jim Garvin

July 18-NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Road Warrior Hawk by DQ

July 19-World Heavyweight Title Match: Road Warrior Animal def. Ric Flair by DQ.

July 31-The Match Beyond: The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal), Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, and Paul Ellering def. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, & Tully Blanchard) and The War Machine (Big Bubba Rogers)

Ric Flair went 2-4 in the tour of the 1987 Bash.

1988: World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Lex Luger when the match was stopped due to Luger's excessive bleeding

1989: World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair def. Terry Funk.

1990: World Heavyweight Title Match: Sting def. Ric Flair to win the title.

1991: Did Not Wrestle.

1992: Did Not Wrestle.

1993-1994- PPV on Hitaus

1995: Ric Flair def. Randy Savage

1996: Ric Flair & Arn Anderson def. Kevin Greene & Steve McMichael

1997: World Tag Team Title Match: The Outsiders (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) def. Ric Flair & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

1998: Did Not Wrestle.

1999: Ric Flair def. Roddy Piper by DQ

2000: Retirement Match: Ric Flair def. David Flair

Ric Flair did not participate in The Bash from 2004-2007. He retired in 2008.

Conclusion: Ric Flair record at The Bash is 17-6 and even in the matches that he lost he made the other team better or person.

The Great American Bash should have changed the name to The Great American Flair after all the matches he has one.

Flair is the greatest ever and he proved in and out all the time at The Bash.

As of now:

Mr. WrestleMania- Shawn Michaels

Mr. Backlash- Triple H

Mr. Judgment Day- John Cena

Mr. Extreme Rules (ONS)- Jeff Hardy

Mr. Great American Bash or Bash- Ric Flair

Next: Mr. NOC and Vengance-?

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