After years of absence from WWE television screens, with the latest edition as PPV dating back to 2008, even if the following year a similar but with a different title was broadcast, The Bash, the former WWV PPV The Great American Bash seems to have been brought back to life by WWE, this time however as a success with other illustrious predecessors, the event will be entirely dedicated to the NXT crew.
After the return of the War Games and the In Your House brand, in fact, the management of the McMahon company thought it well to bring back to life also the ppv that was initially dedicated entirely to its blue roster, that of Smackdown, with the same federation of Stamford who in turn had "stolen" the idea of the name from an old ppw of the WCW.
The Great American Bash is coming to NXT
As announced in the episode of the WWE yellow show tonight, with the management announcing the return of the famous brand as a lightning bolt, there will be a special episode of NXT, which will be called just like the old ppv of the company.
On the evening of July 1st, or in exactly one week, WWE will then broadcast an episode of NXT totally dedicated to The Great American Bash, an old special event of Smackdown, with already different meat that would have been put on fire.
In the episode of NXT next Wednesday, in fact, we will see Dexter Lumis dealing with Roderick Strong in a Strap match, which is the natural consequence of the storyline that sees the two united by the famous kidnapping in the Backlot Brawl match of the last NXT TakeOver.
During the evening of next Wednesday, a match was also announced whose winner will become the new No. 1 contender for the female title currently held by Io Shirai, with Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, Candice LaRae and Dakota Kai who will see it in a No.
1 contender's Fatal 4 Way match. The last edition of The Great American Bash was held on June 11, 2000, not to be held again due to the acquisition of WCW by World Wrestling Federation (WWF). After a four-year hiatus, the event was revived by the rechristened WWE in June 2004 and would be exclusive to the SmackDown!
brand from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, to follow the format of WrestleMania, WWE made all its pay per view events promotionwide, featuring matches with competitors from its three brands, Raw, SmackDown, and ECW. The 2009 event was rebranded as The Bash, as a way to distance the show from its past as part of WCW. The event was replaced in 2010 by Fatal 4-Way and WWE Money in the Bank.