Important news for every kid who preferred their Ric Flair vs. Macho Man Randy Savage matches to be “lifeguard” matches: Following the success of Brock Lesnar: The Beast in the East Live from Tokyo, WWE is considering bringing back one of WCW’s goofiest (and most important) events as a Network live special.
From this week’s Observer, buried under a mountain of more important wrestling news and gossip:
The WWE network, besides doing overseas live specials like they did from Tokyo, is looking into doing a live show on the beach, similar to the first WCW Bash at the Beach on Huntington Beach about 20 years ago.
If you’re a newer fan who didn’t come up watching WCW, but recognize the show name, the 1996 edition featured Hulk Hogan joining Scott Hall and Kevin Nash to form the New World Order. Maybe they’re bringing back Bash at the Beach for John Cena’s heel turn?
No word yet on whether WWE wants to go with the normal Bash setup — a beach-themed set with sand, surfboards and lifeguard towers — or if they’ll find an actual beach somewhere and recreate the famous, unwieldy Bash ’95 set.