The Great American Bash (2005) was a professional wrestling
pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment
(WWE). It was the second such annual event and took place on July 24,
2005, at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The event featured
wrestlers and other talent that performed on the SmackDown! program.
The main event was Batista defending the World Heavyweight Championship
against John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL). JBL won the match after Batista
was disqualified, but did not win the title because a championship can
only be won via pinfall or submission. One of the featured matches on
the undercard was Rey Mysterio versus Eddie Guerrero, which Mysterio
won by pinfall. The other was Orlando Jordan versus Chris Benoit for
the WWE United States Championship, which Jordan won, also by pinfall.
The event grossed over $375,000 in ticket sales from an attendance of
8,000, and received about 233,000 pay-per-view buys, the same amount as
the following year's event. This enabled WWE's pay-per-view revenue to
increase by $4.7 million from the previous year. When the 2005 event
was released on DVD, it reached a peak position of second on
Billboard's DVD Sales Chart. The event was also available free of
charge for Armed Forces members and their families.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck established the first permanent European
settlement in South Africa at what eventually became known as Cape
Rama I succeeded King Taksin of Siam, founding the Chakri Dynasty.
Joseph Smith, Jr., Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and others formally
organized the Church of Christ, starting the Latter Day Saint movement.
The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, with 241 athletes from
14 nations participating in 43 events in nine disciplines.
The airplane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and
Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down as it prepared to
land in Kigali, Rwanda, marking the beginning of the Rwandan Genocide.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
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2. (physics) A nuclear reaction in which a nucleus fragments into many
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Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our pleasant earth below
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