Great American Bash Tour – 1985 Results

Great American Bash 85 – Charlotte, NC – Memorial Stadium – July 6, 1985 (27,000)
Featured an hour-long concert by David Allen Coe; during the concert, NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy Valiant, and NWA US Champion Magnum TA briefly joined Coe on stage, with Valiant helping out on vocals
Ron Bass fought Buddy Landell (w/ JJ Dillon) to a 20-minute time-limit draw; after the bout, Bass applied the claw to Dillon until Landell pulled him from the ring
NWA National Tag Team Champions Ole & Arn Anderson defeated Buzz Sawyer & Dick Slater when Ole pinned Sawyer with an elbow drop to the back of the head behind the referee’s back as Sawyer had Arn covered following a flying forearm
Manny Fernandez, Sam Houston, & Buzz Tyler defeated Superstar Billy Graham, the Barbarian, & Abdullah the Butcher when Houston pinned Graham with a small package
Jimmy Valiant (w/ Buzz Tyler) pinned Paul Jones (w/ Abdullah the Butcher) in a dog collar chain match with the elbow drop after Jones accidentally hit an interfering Abdullah with the chain; after the bout, Abdullah attacked Valiant until Tyler cleared the ring with a chair
AWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) fought NWA Tag Team Champions Krusher Khruschev & Ivan Koloff to a double disqualification after Kruschev hit Road Warrior Animal with a steel chair as Animal attempted to powerslam Koloff off the top, with the Road Warriors then using the weapon on Kruschev & Koloff; after the bout, the two teams continued to brawl until the Road Warriors cleared the ring
NWA US Champion Magnum TA defeated Kamala (w/ Skandar Akbar) via disqualification at around the 6:45 mark when Akbar broke the cover after the champion hit a bodyslam after Kamala missed a charge in the corner; after the bout, Kamala accidentally hit Akbar, with Magnum then dropping Kamala with the belly to belly suplex (Crockett Cup 87)
NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Nikita Koloff (w/ NWA Tag Team Champion Ivan Koloff) when Flair held onto the top rope as Nikita tried to slam him into the ring, with Flair landing on top for the win; David Crockett was the guest referee for the match; after the bout, Nikita and Ivan double teamed Flair as the ring announcer asked the fans to stay clear of the ring; moments later, Nikita hit a Russian Sickle off the middle turnbuckle as Ivan held Flair up in the air; Sam Houston and other wrestlers tried to make the save but were beaten down as well; Nikita then knocked a bloody Flair to the floor with another Russian Sickle
Dusty Rhodes pinned NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard (w/ Baby Doll) in a non-sanctioned steel cage match to win the title at 11:30 with a piledriver; after the bout, Magnum TA, Manny Fernandez, and several other wrestlers came out to congratulate the new champion; due to pre-match stipulations, Rhodes won possession of Baby Doll for 30 days (American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story)