On June 20, WWE will unveil another concept Pay-Per-View to the masses. “Fatal 4-Way” will feature two separate Fatal Four-Way matches for the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship respectively. Although “Fatal 4-Way” is a new concept, June has been the host of some of the most memorable mega-shows of all time.
“The Great American Bash” was a concept created by Dusty Rhodes in the mid 1980s. The show would tour the country capitalizing on the huge feuds in the National Wrestling Alliance at the time. Later, the show would take place at The Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, M.D., and feature some of the greatest matches in the history of the NWA.
WCW took the reins of “The Great American Bash” into the 1990s. The WWE purchased WCW in 2001 and in turn also received the rights of “The Great American Bash.” In 2004, WWE revived the show. Each year, memorable moments took place at “The Bash.”
While the main focus of “Bash” history was on the legendary wrestlers that performed on this grand stage, many gorgeous women turned heads since the show’s inception.
This slideshow will take a look at the Top 10 hottest and most successful women in “Great American Bash” history.
When WCW booker Ole Anderson laid his eyes on this make-up artist by the name of Terri, he knew he had to have her on his show. Along came the leader of The York Foundation, Alexandra York.
York was an accountant who brought together a stable of WCW wrestlers. She would sit ringside and analyze all her wrestlers' matches on her trusty laptop computer. Each wrestler adopted business attire as a part of their gimmick upon entering the stable.
At the 1991 "Great American Bash," York led former member of the Rock 'n' Roll Express, Ricky Morton, into a high profile match with his former tag team partner, Robert Gibson. Ricky, now going by Richard, defeated Gibson in a solid bout.
The York Foundation disbanded in 1992, but Alexandra York went on to have unimaginable success in the wrestling business becoming Marlena in the WWE and later going by her real name, Terri Runnels. When talking about the hottest divas in wrestling history, there is no doubt that Terri stands the test of time.
There is no possible way to question that Sable is one of the hottest women in the history of the WWE. She posed for Playboy on three separate occasions, was featured in WWE magazine countless times, and wore the famous hand-print bikini in the ring in 1998.
Although she was loosely trained to wrestle, she achieved a huge win over Torrie Wilson at inaugural WWE "Great American Bash" on June 27, 2004.
Sable made a shocking return to the WWE in 2003 and was involved in an on-going storyline with Torrie Wilson for the better part of a year.
Her victory over Torrie made Sable the first woman to achieve a victory in the WWE's version of "The Great American Bash."
Ashley Massaro made waves in the WWE as the winner of the 2005 RAW Divas Search. In my own personal opinion, she is one of the hotter WWE Divas of all time because of her tattoos and bad girl persona.
In 2006, she competed at her first and only "Great American Bash" and defeated Kristal Marshall, Jillian Hall, and Michelle McCool in a fatal four-way bra and panties match.
She graced the cover of Playboy Magazine in 2007 and showed the entire world just how hot she is.
At the first ever "Great American Bash" in 1985, Baby Doll became the first woman to appear in "Bash" history.
For years, Baby Doll served as the valet for Tully Blanchard. She was in his corner during an epic steel cage match between Tully and Dusty Rhodes at the 1985 "Great American Bash." The stipulation to the cage match, however, was that if Dusty defeated Tully, he would not only become the World Television Champion, but Baby Doll would be forced to be Dusty's valet for 30 days.
This transitioned into a face turn for Baby Doll as she went on to manage not only Dusty, but his tag team partner, Magnum T.A.
Another WWE Playboy Playmate that made waves during "The Great American Bash" is Candice Michelle.
Candice started out in the WWE as simply eye candy with not much to offer in the ring. Through serious training with Fit Finlay and Dean Malenko, Candice became one of the WWE's top women wrestlers.
Before long, she became the WWE Women's Champion. In 2007, she defended the belt against Melina at "The Great American Bash." Two years prior, she served as a Guest Referee in a Bra and Panties match between Torrie Wilson and Melina.
The injury bug hit Candice hard and shortened her stay in the WWE. With the wonders of the Internet, there is no way that any red-blooded American male will forget Candice Michelle and her "contributions" to World Wrestling Entertainment.
Ric Flair was stylin' and profilin' into the 1996 "Great American Bash" when he had two beautiful women at his side. Miss Elizabeth and Woman served as major players in the corner of Ric Flair. Elizabeth was best known for being the real life wife of Randy Savage and Woman was married to both Kevin Sullivan and Chris Benoit.
A memorable moment took place in 1996 at "The Great American Bash" when Ric Flair teamed up with Arn Anderson to take on NFL Stars, Steve "Mongo" McMichael and Kevin Greene. The culmination of the match came when Mongo turned on Kevin Greene allowing Flair and Anderson to pick up the win.
Chris Benoit charged the ring post-match and reformed The Four Horsemen with Flair, Anderson, and Mongo.
Sadly, both Woman and Miss Elizabeth were taken from us WAY too soon. Their respective careers will forever live on in the annals of professional wrestling history.
One WWE Diva that the "WWE Universe" truly misses is Melina. Her beauty and ability in the ring is a great addition to WWE programming on any night of the week. She has had mixed success in her "Great American Bash" history.
In 2005, she not only cornered Johnny Nitro (John Morrison) and Joey Mercury in their tag team title match, but also defeated Torrie Wilson in a bra and panties match.
A major opportunity arose in at "The Great American Bash" in 2007 when she faced Candice Michelle for the Women's Championship. Sadly, Melina came out on the short end of the stick.
At "The Bash" in 2009, she was once again defeated by Michelle McCool. She lost the Women's Championship and not long after, she suffered a major injury that has kept her out of action.
By all accounts, she should be returning to the ring sometime this summer. When she does, Michelle McCool better sleep with one eye open...
Many people may wonder why Missy Hyatt is so high on this list. She was a true pioneer for women in the wrestling business. She was sexy, funny, and flirtatious in a way that was nearly taboo at the time.
The "First Lady of Professional Wrestling" Missy Hyatt appeared in her first "Great American Bash" in 1989. She was in the corner of The Steiner Brothers when they defeated Mike Rotundo and Kevin Sullivan.
During the early 1990s, Hyatt was embroiled in a hate-filled feud with Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman). This feud culminated at the 1991 installment of "The Great American Bash" when Rick Steiner teamed with Hyatt to take on Arn Anderson and Paul E. Dangerously in a steel cage match. Steiner and Hyatt picked up the victory when Rick pinned Paul E.
There is no way to deny what her presence in WCW did for future women in wrestling.
The number two spot on the list goes to Torrie Wilson. She was the covergirl for the first two WWE "Great American Bash" shows.
Torrie appeared in Playboy Magazine twice and achieved a fair amount of success throughout her WWE career.
She appeared in both the 2004 and 2005 "Great American Bash" shows in losing efforts.
It was tough to narrow it down to 10, but some honorable mentions include Kimberley Page, Debra McMichael, Madusa, Miss Madness, Gorgeous George Frankenstein, and the manager of Jimmy Jam Garvin, Precious.
Michelle McCool is not only hot and beautiful, but she has had more success than any other diva in "Great American Bash" history.
In 2006, she was on the losing end of a fatal four-way bra and panties Match. When talking about Michelle McCool in a bra and panties match, there is no way to NOT drool.
In 2008, Michelle McCool became the first ever WWE Divas Champion by defeating Natalya in a solid match.
In 2009 at "The Bash", McCool became the only WWE Diva to hold both the Divas and Women's Championships by defeating Melina in another hard fought contest.
Going into WWE "Fatal 4-Way" this coming Sunday, Michelle McCool is once again the WWE Women's Champion. As one half of LayCool, she is the hottest thing going on the Women's scene in professional wrestling today and it does not look like there is anything getting in the way of this dominant diva.
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