SUMMER SLAM

Summer Slam 88 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - August 29, 1988
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Superstar Billy Graham on commentary; included the announcement Brutus Beefcake was too injured to compete against WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man as originally scheduled; featured a video package recapping the attack by Ron Bass on Beefcake from the 8/27/88 WWF Superstars, during which Bass cut Beefcake's forehead with his spurs until Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty, Koko B. Ware, and others came out to make the save; during the segment, a giant X covered the screen to censor the blood; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with WWF World Champion Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, & Miss Elizabeth regarding their upcoming match against Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Honkytonk & Jimmy Hart regarding Beefcake's injury at the hands of Bass and being replaced by another wrestler in the title match later in the show; during the segment, Honky repeatedly told Okerlund not to tell him who the replacement was because he wanted it to be a surprise; included an in-ring segment of the Brother Love Show in which Brother Love said the WWF promised him a special guest, with Brother Love then saying the only thing that made his guest special was the fact he was a guest on his show; Love then introduced Jim Duggan, with Duggan then coming out to the ring and telling Brother Love he was a phoney; Brother Love then said Duggan had no love, with Duggan eventually threatening to attack Brother Love with his 2x4 if he didn't leave the ring by the count of 5; Duggan got to 4 and then began swinging at Love, with Love then jumping out of the ring and running backstage; featured several minutes of highlights from the 1987 Survivor Series to promote the 2nd Annual Survivor Series; included Sean Mooney conducting a backstage interview with Jesse Ventura regarding his being the guest referee for the main event and his recent controversial dealings with Dibiase; featured a backstage segment in which Okerlund conducted an interview with Honky, alongside Hart, during which Jacques & Raymond Rougeau, Hercules, Dino Bravo, and Nikolai Volkoff tried to console Honky after his title loss; moments later, Honky said he would wrestle anyone but he never said he would wrestle the Ultimate Warrior and that he would get the title back; included Mooney conducting a backstage interview with the Warrior regarding his IC title win, with Warrior celebrating with Duggan, Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid, Don Muraco, the Junkyard Dog, and Ken Patera, during which Warrior said he would face Honky anytime he wanted
Prime Time Wrestling - 9/20/88: Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid fought Jacques & Raymond Rougeau to a 20-minute time-limit draw at 19:03; the bell rang as Dynamite had Jacques covered after hitting a headbutt after being thrown by Smith; after the match, Smith & Dynamite cleared the Rougeaus from the ring and chased them backstage
Prime Time Wrestling - 10/11/88: Bad News Brown pinned Ken Patera with the Ghetto Blaster at 6:33 after Patera hit his shoulder on the ringpost
Prime Time Wrestling - 10/18/88: Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated the Junkyard Dog via disqualification at 6:18 when Jake Roberts attacked Rude and knocked him out of the ring after Rude pulled down his tights to reveal another pair underneath, with Cheryl Roberts' face on the front
The Powers of Pain (w/ the Baron) defeated Boris Zhukoff & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Slick) at 5:27 when Barbarian pinned Zhukov following the running powerslam / headbutt off the top combo (the TV debut of Baron Von Raschke as the Baron)
The Ultimate Warrior (sub. for Brutus Beefcake) pinned WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) with a flying shoulder block and splash at the 27-second mark to win the title (The Ultimate Warrior, The Brains Behind the Brawn, The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior, History of the Intercontinental Championship)
Prime Time Wrestling - 9/27/88: Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Don Muraco with a reversal into the side suplex at 5:28; Bobby Heenan joined the commentary team for the match; prior to the contest, Heenan said Andre the Giant was reading the Wall Street Journal backstage and Ted Dibiase was counting his money while Hulk Hogan & WWF World Champion Randy Savage were screaming and begging to be let out of their match
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji & Jimmy Hart) defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart at 9:49 when Smash pinned Hart after Ax hit Hart with Jimmy Hart's megaphone as Bret had Smash prepared for the piledriver; Jimmy Hart came out with the champions but was sent backstage early in the match by the challengers only to return during the final moments of the contest
Prime Time Wrestling - 10/4/88: The Big Bossman (w/ Slick) pinned Koko B. Ware with the sidewalk slam at 5:57
Jake Roberts pinned Hercules with the DDT at 10:06
Hulk Hogan & WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) & Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan) at 13:57 when Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop after Savage hit the flying elbowsmash; late in the bout, Elizabeth distracted the opposing team by climbing on the ring apron and taking off her skirt, with Savage then knocking Andre to the floor leading to the finish; Jesse Ventura was the guest referee for the bout (Hogan's first TV match in 3 months) (Summer Slam's Greatest Hits, Macho Madness, Macho Madness: The Ultimate Randy Savage Collection, The Top 25 WWE Rivalries)

Summer Slam 89 - East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - August 28, 1989 (20,000; sell out)
Dino Bravo defeated Koko B. Ware
Pay-per-view bouts- featured Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Dusty Rhodes regarding his upcoming match with the Honkytonk Man; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Jim Duggan & Demolition regarding their upcoming match against Andre the Giant, the Big Bossman, & Akeem, during which Duggan was shown wearing one of Demolition's face masks; included a backstage attempt at an interview from Gene Okerlund with WWF IC Champion Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan in which the Summer Slam sign behind the three fell down, resulting in Okerlund saying "Fuck it!" on live TV; after abruptly going back to the commentary team, the interview finally went down as scheduled, with Rude & Heenan commenting on his upcoming title defense against the Ultimate Warrior; featured a video package recapping the history between Warrior and Rude, as well as the attack Warrior sustained recently on WWF Superstars at the hands of Andre; moments later, Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Warrior regarding his upcoming match with Rude; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Mr. Perfect regarding his win earlier in the night over the Red Rooster; moments later, Okerlund spoke with Roddy Piper regarding his appearance ringside during the WWF IC Title match, leading to the Warrior winning the title from Rude; Okerlund then spoke with Ron Garvin, who appeared in a tuxedo and said he had a special assignment later in the show; Bobby Heenan then interrupted and protested Piper being ringside for Rude's match; moments later, Rude appeared with he and Heenan reviewing footage from the match and demanding the match be restarted due to interference from Piper; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Ted Dibiase, alongside Virgil, regarding his upcoming match with Jimmy Snuka, during which Dibiase said Snuka would end up just like Jake Roberts; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Randy Savage, Zeus, & Sensational Sherri - surrounding a caldron - regarding their upcoming match against WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake and the possible involvement of Miss Elizabeth; featured Sean Mooney in the crowd speaking about the action thus far in the show; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Hogan & Beefcake regarding their upcoming match against Savage & Zeus, during which Hogan alluded to having Miss Elizabeth as his secret weapon; featured a video package recapping the history between Hogan & Beefcake and Savage & Zeus:
WWF Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart in a non-title match at 16:23 when Anderson, the illegal man, pinned Hart after Anderson hit a double axe handle off the top on Hart behind the referee's back as Hart had Blanchard covered
Dusty Rhodes pinned the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 9:36 with the Bionic Elbow after Hart accidentally hit Honky over the head with the guitar (American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story)
Mr. Perfect pinned the Red Rooster with the Perfect Plex at 3:21 as Rooster attempted to climb back inside the ring; late in the bout, it appeared as if Rooster suffered a knee injury (The Best of the WWF: Summer Slam)
Rick Martel (w/ Slick), Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Tito Santana, Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty at 14:58 when Martel pinned Jannetty with a clothesline as Jannetty had one of the Rougeaus covered with a roll over; twice during the live telecast, the Rougeaus' music was accidentally played during the match, thus giving away the finish
The Ultimate Warrior pinned WWF IC Champion Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) to win the title at 16:02 with a back suplex and splash after Roddy Piper mooned the champion from ringside (History of the Intercontinental Championship)
King Jim Duggan & Demolition defeated Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), the Big Bossman, & Akeem (w/ Slick) at 7:26 when Smash pinned Akeem after Duggan hit Akeem over the back with his 2x4 as Akeem had Smash covered following a splash from the middle turnbuckle; Bobby Heenan was introduced as being in Andre's corner but did not appear ringside until after the match began; Duggan wore one of Demolition's face masks for their ring entrance, had his face painted like the American flag, and had his 2x4 wrapped in the flag
Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Hercules with both feet on the ropes for leverage at 3:06; prior to the bout, Ron Garvin was introduced as the guest ring announcer for the match, with Garvin insulting both Valentine and Hart during their entrance; following the bout, Garvin announced Hercules as the winner until he was corrected by the referee, with Garvin then saying Hercules was the winner by disqualification; moments later, Valentine knocked Garvin to the floor and brawled with Hercules until Garvin climbed back in the ring and knocked Valentine to the floor with a punch
Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Jimmy Snuka via count-out at 6:26 when Dibiase threw Snuka into the ringpost after Snuka became distracted by Virgil on the floor; following his introduction, Dibiase took the mic and bragged about ending Jake Roberts' career; after the contest, Snuka knocked Dibiase to the floor, assaulted Virgil, and hit the splash off the top
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri) & Zeus at 15:04 when Hogan pinned Zeus with a body slam and legdrop after hitting him with Sherri's loaded purse; prior to the ring introductions, the Genius read a poem in the ring in which he predicted Savage & Zeus to win; after Hogan & Beefcake's entrances, Hogan whispered something in Howard Finkel's ear, with Finkel then introducing Miss Elizabeth to be in Hogan & Beefcake's corner; after the match, Beefcake cut some of Sherri's hair (Hulk Still Rules)

Summer Slam 90 - Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 27, 1990 (19,304; 18,703 paid; sell out)
Steve Corino was in attendance for the show
Shane Douglas defeated Buddy Rose
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Vince McMahon & Roddy Piper on commentary; included Sgt. Slaughter as a guest of the Brother Love Show:
Prime Time Wrestling - 9/17/90: Paul Roma & Hercules defeated Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty at 6:00 following the Power Plex on Marty Jannetty; Jannetty had to go the match alone after Shawn Michaels was attacked on the floor with Hercules' chain, further injuring his knee; after the match, Michaels had to be stretchered out of the ring
Kerry Von Erich pinned WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ Bobby Heenan) at 5:15 to win the title following the claw and Tornado Punch after the champion hit his head on the steel ring post
Sensational Sherri defeated Sapphire via forfeit
The Warlord (w/ Slick) pinned Tito Santana at 5:28 with the running powerslam
Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (Crush & Smash) at 14:24 in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match to win the titles; fall #1: Bret was pinned at 6:09 after sustaining the Decapitation; fall #2: the champions were disqualified at 10:06 after Crush physically prevented the referee from counting a pinfall on Smash after Smash sustained the Hart Attack; fall #3: Bret pinned Crush with a school boy roll up after Neidhart hit a slingshot shoulderblock into the ring, moments after the Legion of Doom came ringside and began brawling with Smash and an interfering Ax; pre-match stipulations stated that only two of the three members of Demolition were allowed at ringside but Ax came down mid-way through the contest and hid underneath the ring, eventually switching places with Smash without the referee noticing (the first appearance of the Hart Foundation in ring jackets)
Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown via disqualification at 4:44 when Bad News used a chair; the Big Bossman was the guest referee for the bout
Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff defeated the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 3:22 following Duggan's running clothesline
Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri) pinned Dusty Rhodes at 2:15 after hitting him with brass knuckles; prior to the match, Ted Dibiase announced that his most recent purchase was that of Sapphire, Rhodes' valet; without Sapphire at ringside, Rhodes fell prey to a 2-on-1 attack by Savage and Sherri
Hulk Hogan (w/ the Big Bossman) defeated Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart & Dino Bravo) via count-out at 13:16 after Hogan slammed his opponent onto the time keeper's table; after the bout, Earthquake attacked Hogan from behind and choked him until the Big Bossman slammed a chair across Earthquake's back three times, leaving visible welts across Quake's back; Earthquake, Bravo, and Hart then left ringside after Bossman pulled out his nightstick (Best of the WWF: Superheroes, Hulkamania Forever, Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology Wal-Mart exclusive 4th disc)
WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) at 10:06 in a steel cage match by escaping over the top after dropping Rude with a gorilla press slam (Summer Slam's Greatest Hits, The Best of the WWF: Summer Slam, The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)

Summer Slam 91 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - August 26, 1991 (20,000)
Koko B. Ware pinned Kato at 7:15 with a missile dropkick
Pay-per-view bouts - included Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper, and Bobby Heenan on commentary; featured Bobby Heenan going backstage to confront WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan at his dressing room door and challenging him to a match against Ric Flair, with Hogan quickly slamming the door in Heenan's face; Heenan had the NWA World Title in his hands during the segment; Hogan was not featured on camera in the segment; included the in-ring wedding of Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth:
Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith, & Kerry Von Erich defeated the Warlord, Hercules, & Paul Roma (w/ Slick) at 10:42 when Steamboat pinned Roma with the crossbody off the top
Bret Hart defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ the Coach) at 18:02 via submission with the Sharpshooter to win the title; during the bout, Stu, Helen, and Bruce Hart were seen in the audience; after the contest, Bret hugged his parents at ringside (Summer Slam's Greatest Hits, Summer Slam: The Greatest Hits, The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be, The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect, History of the Intercontinental Championship)
The Natural Disasters (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated the Bushwhackers (w/ Andre the Giant) at 6:27 when Earthquake pinned Luke with the sit-down splash; during the contest, Bobby Heenan left the commentary position to go backstage and confront Hulk Hogan; after the bout, the Natural Disasters made their way toward the injured Andre on the floor until the Legion of Doom came to the ring, scaring Earthquake & Typhoon from ringside
Virgil pinned Million $ Champion Ted Dibiase (w/ Sensational Sherri) at 10:53 to win the title after Dibiase hit his head on an unprotected turnbuckle; during the opening moments of the bout, Heenan returned ringside; the bell originally rung when Sherri interfered early on but referee Earl Hebner opted to continue the bout and order Sherri backstage, with the stipulation that if she didn't go she would face permanent suspension
The Big Bossman pinned the Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 8:38 in a Jailhouse Match after the Bossman reversed a piledriver attempt into a throw-down slam; late in the match, the Mountie kicked out of the Bossman's sidewalk slam; pre-match stipulations stated the loser would spend the night in jail; after the bout, the Mountie was handcuffed at ringside by police officers and taken into a NYPD vehicle backstage (Summer Slam's Greatest Hits, Best of the WWF: Most Unusual Matches)
The Legion of Doom defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 7:44 to win the titles in a No DQ, No Count-Out match when Road Warrior Animal pinned Jerry Saggs following the Doomsday Device after both champions were hit with Hart's motorcycle helmet (Summer Slam's Greatest Hits, Best of WWF Tag Team Champions, The Life & Death of the Road Warriors, The Best of the WWF: Summer Slam)
IRS pinned Greg Valentine at 7:07 with an inside cradle and grabbing Valentine's hair for leverage as Valentine attempted the figure-4
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & the Ultimate Warrior defeated Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, & Gen. Adnan at 12:38 in a handicap match when Hogan pinned Slaughter with the legdrop after throwing powder in his face; Sid Justice was the guest referee for the bout; after the bout, Hogan invited Sid back to the ring where the two men posed for the fans (Sid's MSG debut) (Warrior's last appearance for 7 months)

Summer Slam 92 - London, England - Wembley Stadium - August 29, 1992 (78,927; 75,000 paid; sell out; announced at 80,355)
Prime Time Wrestling - 9/14/92: Jim Duggan & the Bushwhackers defeated the Mountie & the Nasty Boys (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 12:37 when Duggan pinned the Mountie after the Mountie sustained the Bushwhackers' battering ram, Duggan's running clothesline, and then Jerry Saggs' flying elbowsmash when Duggan moved out of the way as he had the Mountie covered
Pay-per-view bouts - 8/31/92 - featured Vince McMahon & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included a surprise appearance by Roddy Piper who played "Scotland, The Brave" on the bagpipes; Nigel McGuinness was in attendance for the show:
Prime Time Wrestling - 9/21/92: Papa Shango pinned Tito Santana at 6:12 with the reverse shoulderbreaker after Santana hit the corner face-first (not featured on the U.S. telecast)
The Legion of Doom (w/ Paul Ellering & Rocco) defeated Ted Dibiase & IRS (w/ Jimmy Hart) when Road Warrior Animal pinned Dibiase with a powerslam at 12:00 after Dibiase collided with IRS on the apron (The Life & Death of the Road Warriors, Allied Powers)
Nailz defeated Virgil via KO with a choke; after the match, Nailz assaulted Virgil with the Big Bossman's nightstick
Shawn Michaels (w/ Sensational Sherri) fought Rick Martel to a double count-out when both men began fighting over Sherri on the floor; after the match, Martel dumped a pail of water over Sherri's face to revive her from fainting, making her makeup run as a result; pre-match stipulations made by Sherri stated that neither man could punch the other in the face
WWF Tag Team Champions the Natural Disasters defeated the Beverly Brothers (w/ the Genius)
Crush defeated Repo Man via submission with the head vice (not featured on the UK telecast)
The Ultimate Warrior defeated WWF World Champion Randy Savage via count-out after Savage attempted to hit a double axe handle off the top on Ric Flair at ringside but instead Flair hit the champion's knee with a chair on the way down; Flair and Mr. Perfect continued to attack Savage's knee after the match until Warrior made the save and carried the champion to the back; Flair and Perfect interfered late in the match, attacking both participants at different times, after convincing the two that the other had paid for Mr. Perfect's managerial services for the bout (The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior FYE version)
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Kamala (w/ Harvey Wippleman & Kimchee) via disqualification at 3:39 when Kimchee interfered as Kamala was set up for the tombstone; prior to the contest, Taker was driven to ringside on the back of a hearse; after the match, Kamala attacked Taker in the corner, hit a splash, hit a splash off the middle turnbuckle, and then a splash off the top; moments later, Taker sat up and stalked Kamala and his handlers all the way backstage (The Best of the WWF: Summer Slam, The Undertaker: His Gravest Matches, Summer Slam: The Greatest Hits)
Prime Time Wrestling - 9/28/92: Tatanka pinned the Berzerker (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 5:03 with the Samoan Drop (not featured on the U.S. telecast) (Best of the World Tour 93)
Davey Boy Smith pinned WWF IC Champion Bret Hart to win the title by blocking a sunset flip attempt at 25:11; prior to the bout, Smith was escorted to the ring by Lennox Lewis; after the match, Hart initially refused to shake Smith's hand before the two eventually hugged; moments later, Diana Hart Smith celebrated in the ring with Hart and Smith as the show went off the air; voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Match of the Year (1992 Year in Review, The Best of the WWF: Summer Slam, The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be, Best of Confidential Vol. 1, History of the Intercontinental Championship, Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology)

Summer Slam 93 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace - August 30, 1993 (14,100)
Owen Hart pinned Barry Horowitz at 8:32
Pay-per-view bouts - included opening footage of the Lex Express' travels across America and Lex Luger's arrival to the arena earlier in the day; featured Vince McMahon & Bobby Heenan on commentary while Gorilla Monsoon & Jim Ross provided play-by-play for Radio WWF; included Joe Fowler conducting a backstage interview with WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels & Diesel regarding Michaels' upcoming defense against Mr. Perfect (Fowler's debut); featured Fowler conducting a backstage interview with the 1-2-3 Kid regarding his upcoming match with IRS; included Pettingill conducting an interview with Bruce & Owen Hart in the crowd regarding Bret Hart's upcoming match with Jerry Lawler, during which they announced Stu and Helen Hart - who were scheduled to be on hand - were at home after Stu recently had surgery; featured a vignette of Ludvig Borga in the ghetto of Detroit, during which he cut a promo on Lex Luger and mentioned his upcoming bout with Marty Jannetty; included Fowler conducting a backstage interview with WWF World Champion Yokozuna, Jim Cornette, & Mr. Fuji regarding Yoko's upcoming match with Luger, during which Cornette replied to his Heavenly Bodies' loss earlier in the night; featured Fowler conducting an interview backstage with Hank Carter, the driver for the Lex Express, about his experiences on the road with Luger and rooting for Luger in the main event; included Pettingill conducting an interview with a fan in the crowd in a makeshift red, white, and blue outfit; featured Lex Luger's "I'll Be Your Hero" music video, following the conclusion of the main event:
Razor Ramon pinned Ted Dibiase with the Razor's Edge at 7:32 after Dibiase hit his head on an unprotected turnbuckle (Dibiase's last WWF match; his last appearance for 5 months) (Summer Slam: The Greatest Hits)
WWF Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Heavenly Bodies (w/ Jim Cornette) at 9:28 when both champions pinned Jimmy Del Ray following the Frankensteiner after the challengers failed the moonsault double team; prior to the bout, Todd Pettingill conducted an interview with the Steiners' mother and sister at ringside; during the segment, the Steiners' sister referred to Rick as "Rob"
WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel) defeated Mr. Perfect via count-out at 11:18 when Diesel threw the challenger into the steel ring post after the challenger rolled Michaels back into the ring; after the match, Perfect attacked Michaels and Diesel in the ring before he was eventually double teamed, with Diesel knocking Perfect out with a punch to the face; moments later, Todd Pettingill conducted an interview with Michaels and Diesel in the aisle, during which Michaels proclaimed himself the greatest IC champion of all time; in footage shot exclusively for Coliseum Video, Perfect jumped Michaels and Diesel moments later as Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with the champion, with officials having to break up the fight (The Best of the Intercontinental Championship, The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect)
IRS pinned the 1-2-3 Kid with the Write Off clothesline at 5:44
Bret Hart defeated Doink the Clown (sub. for Jerry Lawler) (w/ Jerry Lawler) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 9:05 after an elbow drop off the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Lawler appeared on crutches and cut a promo on Hart, citing he hated him and couldn't wait to get his hands on him but he had been injured in a car wreck and couldn't wrestle; Lawler then brought out Doink as his replacement, with Doink then throwing confetti into the crowd and dousing Bruce with a pail of water; Bruce and Owen were then held back by officials as the match began; immediately after the bout, Lawler climbed in the ring and began assaulting Bret with his crutches, proving his injury was a fraud; as Lawler helped Doink backstage, they were met in the aisle by WWF President Jack Tunney with Chief Jay Strongbow, Rene Goulet, Pat Patterson, and Blackjack Lanza keeping Lawler from leaving ringside; Howard Finkel then announced that Tunney ordered Lawler to face Hart immediately or be banned for life (1993 Year in Review)
Jerry Lawler defeated Bret Hart via reverse decision at 6:32; Hart originally won the match via submission with the Sharpshooter but referee Bill Alphonso changed the call when Hart kept the hold applied for several minutes after the contest, with several referees and officials trying to pry Hart from Lawler; the decision was announced after Hart finally released the hold; moments later, both Bret and Bruce went after Lawler before he was helped onto a stretcher and taken backstage, while holding his arm up in victory (1993 Year in Review)
Ludvig Borga defeated Marty Jannetty via submission with a torture rack backbreaker at 5:15 after a number of shots to the ribs and kidney
The Undertaker pinned the Giant Gonzalez (w/ Harvey Wippleman) with a clothesline off the top in a Rest in Peace match at 8:04 following a number of clotheslines; the rules of the bout were not announced until the ring introductions; mid-way through the bout, Paul Bearer appeared with a wreath and stole back the urn from Wippleman; after the contest, Gonzalez stalked Wippleman around the ring before dropping him with the chokeslam (Bearer's surprise return after a 2-month absence) (Gonzalez' first TV pinfall loss)
Tatanka & the Smoking Gunns defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Luna Vachon) & the Headshrinkers (w/ Afa) at 11:15 when Tatanka pinned Samu with a roll up after the Headshrinkers and Bigelow missed a simultaneous top rope attacks
Lex Luger defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette) via count-out at 17:58 after removing his forearm pad and hitting Yoko with a running forearm, knocking him to the floor and out cold; prior to the bout, a Japanese representative sang the Japanese national anthem while Randy Savage introduced Aaron Neville, who performed the American national anthem; upon his ring introduction for Luger, Savage named him the next WWF Champion; pre-match stipulations stated Luger would have to wear a protective pad over his forearm and that this would be his only title shot; after the contest, Savage, Tatanka, WWF Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner celebrated Luger's win, with red, white, and blue balloons then dropping from the rafters (1993 Year in Review, Summer Slam: The Greatest Hits)

Summer Slam 94 - Chicago, IL - United Center - August 29, 1994 (23,000; 19,500 paid; sell out)
Adam Bomb defeated Kwang (w/ Harvey Wippleman)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Randy Savage coming out to open the show and introducing the commentary team of Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler; included a vignette showing Leslie Nielson and George Kennedy searching for the Undertaker; featured Nielson and Kennedy appearing in the aisle and being introduced by Vince McMahon to the crowd, during which time a giant shadow of the Undertaker appeared behind them on the entranceway door; by the time they turned around it was already gone:
Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS (w/ Ted Dibiase) defeated the Headshrinkers (w/ Afa & Capt. Lou Albano) via disqualification at 7:19 when Afa interfered and attacked Bigelow moments after Bigelow struck Albano as he stood on the ring apron; after the bout, Afa checked on Albano in the ring as all four participants brawled their way backstage
WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze pinned Bull Nakano (w/ Luna Vachon) at 8:20 with the German suplex into a bridge after avoiding the challenger's legdrop off the top and knocking Luna off the ring apron
Razor Ramon (w/ Walter Payton) pinned WWF IC & Tag Team Champion Diesel (w/ WWF Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels) to win the IC title at 15:02 after Michaels interfered behind the referee's back and accidentally superkicked the champion with Payton then preventing Michaels from breaking Razor's cover; after the bout, an angry Diesel stalked Michaels backstage as Razor, Payton, and Payton's son Jarrett celebrated in the ring
Tatanka pinned Lex Luger at 6:02 with a roll up as Luger was distracted by Ted Dibiase at ringside who had a bag full of money with him; prior to the bout, it was announced during a backstage interview that 54% of fans polled via the Summer Slam Hotline thought Luger had sold out to Dibiase; after the bout, Dibiase confronted Luger in the ring with Luger kicking the bag out of Dibiase's hand; Tatanka then attacked Luger from behind, hitting two Samoan Drops, and hugged Dibiase before the two left the ring together; moments later, Dibiase instructed Tatanka to give Luger a little more, with Tatanka applying the Million $ Dream on Luger and then stuffing a dollar bill in his mouth
Jeff Jarrett pinned Mabel (w/ Oscar) at 5:56 after avoiding a sit-down splash as Mabel tried to block a sunset flip attempt; after the match, Mabel chased Jarrett backstage
WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart in a steel cage match at 32:08 when, as both men were hanging on the outside of the cage, the champion rammed Owen's head into the cage and Owen was hung upside down with his legs caught in-between the steel bars; prior to the bout, Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler interviewed many of the Hart family members sitting at ringside, including Stu & Helen Hart, Bruce Hart, Davey Boy Smith, and Jim Neidhart; immediately after the match, Neidhart jumped over the steel railing and clotheslined Smith from behind, sending both Smith and Diana Hart-Smith over the barrier; as officials checked on both, Neidhart locked himself inside the cage and helped Owen in double teaming the champion, with Neidhart knocking down the various brothers as they tried to get inside until Smith was able to climb his way into the cage; moments later, referees, Smith, and the Hart brothers checked on Bret as Todd Pettingill interviewed Owen and Neidhart backstage (Smith's return after a 2 year absence) (1994 Year in Review, Off the Top Rope, Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology)
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned the Undertaker (w/ Ted Dibiase) at 9:10 after receiving a tombstone and then hitting three consecutive tombstones in return; prior to the bout, Bearer appeared at ringside with two druids and pulled a new, larger urn out of a casket; moments later, he opened the lid to reveal a bright light inside, signalling his Undertaker to come to the ring; after the bout, the druids returned ringside with the casket and Bearer's Undertaker rolled his opponenent inside and shut the lid; after the bout, Leslie Nielson and George Kennedy were shown backstage in which they found the casket empty but then found a closed briefcase and said "The case is closed" (1994 Year in Review)

Summer Slam 95 - Pittsburgh, PA - Civic Arena - August 27, 1995 (18,062; sell out; 17,000 paid; new attendance record)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler, & Dok Hendrix on commentary:
Hakushi pinned the 1-2-3 Kid by reversing a spin wheel kick into a modified sit-down powerbomb at 9:29 (Wrestling's Highest Flyers)
Hunter Hearst Helmsley pinned Bob Holly by blocking a backdrop attempt and hitting the Pedigree after 7 minutes
The Smoking Gunns defeated Jacob & Eli Blu (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) with the Sidewinder after the Blus collided in the ring
Barry Horowitz pinned Skip (w/ Sunny) with an inside cradle after Hakushi came ringside and hit a leap frog over Skip's head into the ring
Bertha Faye (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze to win the title at 4:37 with a sit-down powerbomb after Alundra missed a dropkick off the top
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Kama (w/ Ted Dibiase) in a casket match at 16:26 following the tombstone (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)
Bret Hart defeated Isaac Yankem DDS (w/ Jerry Lawler) via disqualification at 16:08 when Lawler interfered and the two tied Hart's head inbetween the ring ropes and began choking him; after the bout, Dok Hendrix filled in for Lawler at the commentary table for the remainder of the show (Yankem's in-ring debut)
WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in a ladder match at 24:58 after avoiding an attempt at the Razor's Edge and backdropping the challenger to the floor; after the bout, Razor handed Michaels the title belt and the two shook hands; named Pro Wrestling Torch's Match of the Year (Shawn Michaels: The Best Hits from the Heartbreak Kid, The Ladder Match)
WWF World Champion Diesel pinned King Mabel (w/ Sir Mo) with a forearm off the top at 9:15 after Lex Luger attacked Mo and ran him from ringside (Luger's last TV appearance)

Summer Slam 96 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena - August 18, 1996 (17,000; 14,926 paid)
Free For All: Steve Austin pinned Yokozuna at 1:53 after Yoko failed an attempt at the Bonzai Drop, unhinging the top turnbuckle and falling backwards onto his head; prior to the bout, Todd Pettingill attempted to interview Austin backstage as he made his way out but Austin blew him off (Free For All, The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, & Mr. Perfect on commentary; included footage from several of the weekend festivities, involving the Smoking Gunns & Sunny, the Godwinns, Jerry Lawler playing baseball with the Cleveland Indians, and WWF talent repainting in the inner city; featured a video package focusing on the kidney injury sustained by Ahmed Johnson, the vacancy of the IC title, the title tournament which will begin the following night, and the announcement of the sudden death #1 contender battle royal, the winner of which would earn a world title shot on the September 6th edition of Raw; included Todd Pettingill conducting an in-ring interview with Farooq Asad & Sunny in which Farooq claimed he was the true IC champion:
Owen Hart defeated Savio Vega via submission with the Sharpshooter at 13:24 after taking off his arm cast and hitting Vega with it, knocking him out; mid-way through the bout, Clarence Mason came to the aisle and watched the match, later congratulating Owen in the ring following the match; after the contest, Justin Bradshaw & Zebakiah came out, with Bradshaw verbally berating the commentary team before assaulting Vega from behind as he was being helped from ringside
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns (w/ Sunny) defeated Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy, Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim), and Skip & Zip in an elimination match at 12:19; Billy Gunn pinned Zip at 4:02 after Jannetty tripped Zip from the floor; Henry pinned Jannetty with the Slop Drop at 7:21 after Cassidy and Jannetty collided on the apron, with Jannetty falling into the ring; Billy Gunn pinned Phinneas when, after Phinneas hit the Slop Drop, Bart came off the top with a double axe handle; Skip wore a neckbrace for the bout after sustaining an injury at Madison Square Garden; after the bout, Sunny cut a promo in the ring and unveiled a giant poster of her, which dropped from the rafters
Psycho Sid pinned Davey Boy Smith with the chokeslam and powerbomb at 6:25 after avoiding the running powerslam; moments earlier, Smith hit the powerslam but was distracted by Jim Cornette and Clarence Mason arguing on the floor; Mason came ringside early in the bout to be in Smith's corner
Goldust (w/ Marlena) pinned Marc Mero (w/ Sable) with the Curtain Call at 11:03 after Mero hit the corner; early in the bout, Mankind came ringside and stalked Sable before being escorted backstage; during the contest, Mero debuted the 'Wild Thing' Shooting Star Press; after the bout, Goldust confronted Sable in the ring but was assaulted by Mero in and out of the ring before leaving ringside
Jerry Lawler pinned Jake Roberts at 4:10 after jabbing him in the throat with a bottle of alcohol; prior to the bout, Mark Henry came out to do guest commentary; after the match, Lawler poured the alcohol down the dazed Roberts' throat; moments later, Henry stepped in to scare Lawler away and then helped Roberts backstage (Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Pick Your Poison)
Mankind defeated the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) in a Boiler Room Brawl match at 27:10 after Bearer hit Taker in the head with the urn and then handed it to Mankind; the backstage portion of the bout was taped several days earlier; pre-match stipulations stated that the winner would be the one to battle their way from the boiler room to the ring and claim possession of the urn; after the match, the Undertaker was carried backstage by several druids (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)
WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) pinned Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) at 17:21 with a moonsault onto a standing Vader, moments after the challenger missed his own moonsault; Vader originally won the bout via count-out at 8:49 after the challenger gorilla press slammed Michaels onto the ringside barrier but Cornette demanded that the match continue so that Vader could win the title; Michaels agreed; Michaels was then disqualified at 12:48 after repeatedly hitting the challenger with Cornette's tennis raquet, then doing the same to Cornette; Cornette again demanded that the match continue, to which the champion again agreed (Shawn Michaels: The Heartbreak Express Tour, Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 90s, Wrestling's Highest Flyers)

Summer Slam 97 "Hart & Soul" - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena - August 3, 1997 (20,213; 17,361 paid; sell out; new WWF attendance record at the venue)
Pay-per-view bouts - included an opening playing of the National Anthem; featured Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Todd Pettingill conducting a podium interview with Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, accompanied by WWF President Gorilla Monsoon & the Headbangers, regarding her work to eliminate state taxes and allow the WWF to return to New Jersey; moments later, Monsoon presented her with a replica WWF World Title belt as a way to thank her for her work; featured footage from earlier in the day of the party held in the parking lot, which drew a reported 15,000 people, with appearances from the Honkytonk Man, Sunny, the Headbangers, Shawn Michaels, Dok Hendrix, the Legion of Doom, and Steve Austin; included Pettingill on the podium with Sable, Sunny, Ryan Chadick from Liverpool, NY, and Patrick Stevenson from Lafayette, LA for the Summer Slam Million Dollar Giveaway; after the two contestants drew numbers, Pettingill attempted to call another entrant but no one picked up; moments later, he tried to call another entrant but that line had been disconnected; a third call saw Pettingill call a man named Michael, who said he wasn't watching Summer Slam because his cable company didn't offer it; Sunny then tried the key Michael picked but it didn't work; Pettingill then called a woman named Rebecca; Sable then tried Rebecca's key but it also didn't work; Ryan then tried his key but it didn't open, nor did Patrick's; a contest official then revealed that the winning key was #3; featured Pettingill conducting a backstage interview with Shawn Michaels about his role as the referee for the main event, with Michaels claiming there was no bad blood between he and Bret Hart and whatever bad blood there was ended at WrestleMania 12 when he beat Hart:
Mankind defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Chyna) in a steel cage match at 16:25 by escaping over the top after hitting an elbow from the top of the cage, just before Chyna was able to pull Helmsley out of the ring; prior to the match, footage was shown detailing Helmsley and Mankind's altercations dating back to Canadian Stampede; after the bout, Mankind laid on the arena floor until Dude Love's music began to play, with Mankind then coming to his feet and strutting around ringside (Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches, Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 90s, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)
Goldust (w/ Marlena) pinned Brian Pillman at 7:16 with botched sunset flip into the ring after Marlena hit Pillman in the face with her purse; pre-match stipulations stated Pillman would have to wear a dress on Raw if he lost the match; prior to the bout, Tiger Jeet Singh & Tiger Ali Singh were shown in the crowd; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Pillman attacking Goldust the previous Monday on Raw; during Pillman's entrance, pre-taped footage was shown of him cutting a backstage promo about Marlena; after the match, Marlena put a mannequin wearing a dress, which stood ringside for the duration of the contest, in the ring because Pillman would have to wear the dress the following night; moments later, Pillman destroyed the mannequin
The Legion of Doom defeated Henry & Phinneas Godwinn at 9:51 when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Henry following a spike piledriver; prior to the bout, footage from Shotgun Saturday Night in April was shown in which Henry sustained a broken neck, as well as the LOD being attacked on Raw; after the Godwinns' entrance, the LOD cut a backstage promo on the upcoming match; during the bout, Capt. Lou Albano was shown sitting in the front row
WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification at 7:27 when Shamrock hit Smith in the back of the head on the floor with a can of dog food; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous Monday of Smith attacking Shamrock with a steel chair and smearing him with dog food; during Smith's entrance, it was announced Smith would face Shawn Michaels Sept. 20 as part of One Night Only in Birmingham, England; after the bout, Shamrock locked Smith in a choke hold, with referees, Tony Garea, Gerald Brisco, Dave Hebner, and Pat Patterson then swarming the ring; after releasing the hold, an enraged and bloody Shamrock dropped several of the officials with belly to belly suplexes as the crowd cheered; pre-match stipulations stated Smith would have to eat the dog food at ringside if he lost
Savio Vega, Miguel Perez, Jesus Castillo, & Jose defeated Crush, Skull, 8-Ball, & Chainz at 9:06 when Miguel pinned Chainz with an elbow drop after Ahmed Johnson, who appeared ringside mid-way through the match with Farooq, Kama, D-Lo Brown, & Rocky Maivia, dropped Chainz with the Pearl River Plunge on the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown detailing the formation of Los Boricuas and the Disciples of Apocolypse and their recent brawls; after the bout, the three factions brawled in the aisle until the fight was broken up by security
Steve Austin pinned WWF IC Champion Owen Hart with a roll up to win the title at 16:17; prior to the bout, a video package was shown detailing the feud between Austin and Hart dating back to Canadian Stampede; stipulations for the match stated Austin would have to kiss Hart's ass if he didn't beat him; following Hart's entrance, Michael Cole conducted a backstage interview with Austin regarding the stipulations for the match, with Austin telling him off; during the final minute of the match, Hart dropped Austin with a modified tombstone piledriver, causing Austin to have temporary paralysis; after the contest, several referees helped Austin to his feet and then backstage (The Stone Cold Truth, The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin)
Bret Hart pinned WWF World Champion the Undertaker to win the title at 28:08 when guest referee Shawn Michaels accidentally hit Taker over the head with a steel chair Hart brought into the ring moments earlier after Hart spat in Michaels' face when Michaels confronted him about the weapon being in the ring; stipulations for the bout stated if Hart didn't win the title then he would never again wrestle in the United States and if Michaels favored Taker in his officiating then he too would not be able to compete in the US; prior to the bout, Hart had the Canadian National Anthem played and dedicated the match to his international fans; immediately after the match, Michaels left ringside, with Taker following after; moments later, Hart draped himself in the Canadian flag and celebrated in the ring with Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, and WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith as fans threw trash into the ring (Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker)

Summer Slam 98 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - August 30, 1998 (19,066; 15,274 paid; sell out; 2,522 in Theatre; 1,816 paid)
Sunday Night Heat - Shawn Michaels did guest commentary:
Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor defeated the Legion of Doom at 2:14 when Scott Taylor pinned Road Warrior Animal after Road Warrior Hawk, who convinced Droz to let him take his place before the bout though visibly intoxicated, fell off the top rope while the LOD attempted the Doomsday Device, falling into his partner
Gangrel pinned Dustin Runnels at 2:32 with the DDT
Skull & 8-Ball (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Bradshaw & Vader when Skull pinned Vader at 2:56 after Bradshaw hit his own partner; after the bout, Vader and Bradshaw continued to brawl
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary:
WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown defeated Val Venis via disqualification at 15:22 when Val knocked down the referee after the ref inadvertently crotched the challenger on the top rope
Kurrgan, Golga, & the Giant Silva (w/ Luna & the Insane Clown Posse) defeated WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku, Mens Teioh, Sho Funaki, & Dick Togo (w/ Yamaguchi-San) at 10:11 when Kurrgan and Silva hit double chokeslams on the opposition
X-Pac (w/ Howard Finkel) pinned Jeff Jarrett at 11:10 in a Hair vs. Hair match after Southern Justice' outside interference backfired, with X-Pac hitting Jarrett with his own guitar for the win; after the match, Droz, the Headbangers, and the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn held Jarrett down as he had his head shaved
Edge & Sable defeated Marc Mero & Jackie in a mixed tag team match at 8:25 when Sable pinned Mero following Edge's Downward Spiral (Edge's MSG debut)
Ken Shamrock defeated Owen Hart (w/ Dan Severn) at 9:14 via submission in a Lion's Den match by reversing a Dragon sleeper into the ankle lock; this match was held at the Theater at MSG, adjacent to the arena (The Atittude Era)
Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Mankind at 5:16 in a handicap No disqualification falls count anywhere match to win the titles following a spike piledriver onto one of the title belts; after the match, Mankind's missing partner Kane appeared out of a dumpster at ringside and attacked Mankind with a sledgehammer
Triple H (w/ Chyna) defeated WWF IC Champion the Rock (w/ Mark Henry) at 26:03 in a ladder match to win the title after Chyna hit a low blow on the champion as he climbed the ladder; prior to the bout, the Chris Warren Band performed the DX theme song to bring the challenger and Chyna to the ring; late in the match, Henry threw powder in Triple H's face, blinding him; after the contest, X-Pac and WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn appeared to celebrate and help Triple H to the back (The Ladder Match, The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson)
WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned the Undertaker at 20:50 following a low blow and Stunner after avoiding the challenger's trademark arm attack off the top rope (Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 90s, Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time)

Summer Slam 99 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center - August 22, 1999 (sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a pre-taped backstage segment in which Chris Jericho and Howard Finkel were shown arriving to the arena; featured an in-ring promo from the Road Dogg in which he said he would have a hardcore title match the following night on Raw; moments later, he was interrupted by Chris Jericho, appearing on scaffolding near the entrance, who said the lackluster card should be called "Summer Sham"; after several minutes of insults, Road Dogg responded by telling Jericho to "Suck it" and then joined the commentary team for the hardcore title match; several members of the Minnesota Vikings sat ringside for the event:
Jeff Jarrett pinned WWF IC & European Champion D-Lo Brown (w/ Debra) to win both championships at 7:30 when Mark Henry came out, as Jarrett argued with Debra, stole the challenger's guitar, and broke it over D-Lo's back; prior to the bout, Jarrett ordered Debra backstage but moments later she returned as D-Lo's corner woman; after the contest, it was revealed there was no tension between Jarrett and Debra (The Atittude Era)
The Acolytes defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Gangrel), Edge & Christian, Mideon & Viscera, Albert & Droz, and Hardcore & Crash Holly in a tag team turmoil match at 16:35; Christian pinned Matt with an elbow drop off the top at 5:03; Edge pinned Mideon with the spear at 7:39 after Viscera was knocked to the floor; Edge pinned Albert with the Downward Spiral at 9:38; Bradshaw pinned Christian with the Clothesline from Hell at 13:41; Farooq pinned Hardcore with a spinebuster after Hardcore knocked his own partner out of the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, the Acolytes earned a tag team title shot for the following night on Raw; after the contest, Hardcore & Crash Holly argued amongst each other
Al Snow pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman to win the title at 7:27 by hitting the champion in the groin with two billiard balls and covering him on a pool table after the Road Dogg, who did mobile color commentary, hit Bossman in the back with his own nightstick; the pinfall took place at the Blues Alley bar located across the street from the arena; after the match, Snow ran back to the arena and ended up winning a fight against Stevie Richards and the Blue Meanie; due to pre-match stipulations, Snow would defend the following night on Raw against the Road Dogg
WWF Women's Champion Ivory pinned Tori at 4:11 by sitting down to block a sunset flip attempt; after the bout, the champion attempted to take Tori's top off but was eventually chased backstage by Luna Vachon
Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in a Lion's Den match at 8:56 via TKO when Blackman failed to answer the referee's standing 10-count following a kendo stick blow over the head
Test pinned Shane McMahon in a Greenwich Streetfight at 12:13 with a pumphandle slam and an elbow drop off the top after Shane hit the corner shoulder-first, moments after Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco came out to fight off the interfering Mean Street Posse; before the bout, the Posse came out and sat on a couch at ringside, frequently interfering on behalf of McMahon; after the bout, Stephanie McMahon came out and embraced Test; due to pre-match stipulations, Test would be allowed to date Stephanie without interference from Shane or the Posse; had Shane won, Test could no longer see Stephanie
The Undertaker & the Big Show (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Kane & X-Pac to win the titles at 12:03 when Taker pinned X-Pac with the tombstone; moments prior to the finish, Show hit the chokeslam on X-Pac and placed one foot on his chest for the cover but the champion kicked out
The Rock pinned Billy Gunn in a Kiss My Ass match at 10:12 with the Rock Bottom and People's Elbow after shoving Gunn's face against the ass of a fat woman Gunn brought to the ring; prior to the contest, Gunn unveiled the woman, saying that when he beats the Rock, Rock wouldn't kiss his ass but rather the woman's ass
Mankind defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin and Triple H to win the title at 16:25 by pinning Austin with the double arm DDT after the champion sustained Triple H's Pedigree; prior to the wrestlers' entrances, special referee Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura cut an in-ring promo saying he was proud to be a former wrestler and proud to be at Summer Slam, no matter what negativity the media had to say about his participation in the event; Chyna was in Triple H's corner early on but was ejected by Ventura at the 5-minute mark after she interfered in the contest; Shane McMahon came out at the 13-minute mark after Ventura refused to count Triple H's cover after using a steel chair on both opponents but Shane eventually sustained the Stunner from Austin and was thrown to the floor by Ventura; after Mankind and Ventura left ringside following the contest, Chyna returned to the ring and held referees back as Triple H repeatedly assaulted Austin's knees with a steel chair before leaving the ring

Summer Slam 00 - Raliegh, NC - Entertainment and Sports Complex - August 27, 2000 (18,128; 15,603 paid; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included JR & Lawler advertising Vinnie's Steakhouse & Tavern in Raleigh, with the restaurant logo appearing on screen; featured clips from the debut of Radio WWF, held at WWF New York the night before, hosted by Michael Cole & Mick Foley with appearances by Trish Stratus, Too Cool, Chyna, and a phone call from WWF World Champion the Rock:
Steven Richards, Bull Buchanon, & the Goodfather defeated Rikishi, Grandmaster Sexay, & Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ 2 of the Godfather's former hos, one of which was Victoria) at 5:12 when Richards pinned Scotty with the Steven Kick as Scotty attempted the Worm
X-Pac pinned the Road Dogg at 4:41 with the X-Factor after blocking the pumphandle slam with a low blow; after the bout, X-Pac grabbed the mic and said now that everyone knew who the better man was they should shake hands and make up; Road Dogg responded with a pumphandle slam
Eddie Guerrero & Chyna defeated WWF IC Champion Val Venis & Trish Stratus at 7:13 when Chyna pinned Trish with a gorilla press slam to win the IC title; pre-match stipulations said if Guerrero & Chyna won the match then the person who scored the fall would win the championship
Jerry Lawler pinned Tazz at 4:24 when Jim Ross interfered as referee Teddy Long was knocked down and smashed a glass candy jar over Tazz' head as Lawler was caught in the Tazzmission
Steve Blackman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Shane McMahon to win the title at 10:08 with an elbow drop from high above the stage after the champion fell approximately 50 feet to the floor
Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 13:21; Benoit won the first fall via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 3:14; Jericho won the second fall via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 8:39; Benoit scored the pinfall with a reversal of a roll up and used the ring ropes for leverage
WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz and Matt & Jeff Hardy in a TLC match at 14:49 after both champions threw a ladder into Matt, who was dangling by the title belts 20 feet in the air; voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Match of the Year (The Hardy Boyz: Leap of Faith, The Ladder Match, Most Memorable Matches of 2000, Allied Powers, The Atittude Era)
The Kat (w/ Al Snow) defeated Terri (w/ Perry Saturn) in a Stink Face match at 3:04 after Kat used Head as a weapon
The Undertaker fought Kane to a no contest at 6:25 when Kane walked out of the match after having his mask torn almost completely off
WWF World Champion the Rock defeated Kurt Angle and Triple H at 20:12 by pinning Triple H with the People's Elbow after Triple H collided with Stephanie McMahon on the apron and was then hit with a sledgehammer; after the match, Angle carried Stephanie backstage; early in the bout, Angle suffered a legit concussion after Triple H put him through a table (The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson)

Summer Slam 01 - San Jose, CA - Compaq Center - August 19, 2001 (15,293; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat - featured a backstage segment in which Stacy Keibler, Torrie Wilson, and Ivory attacked Lita backstage; included a backstage segment in which Lita was helped by a medic backstage, with WWF European Champion Matt Hardy telling her she didn't have to wrestle later in the show but she wanted to anyway; featured a backstage segment in which Lillian Garcia interviewed WCW World Champion Booker T & Shane McMahon regarding Booker's title defense later in the show against the Rock; included Jonathan Coachman conducting a backstage interview with Sara, WCW Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & Kane, as they arrived to the arena, regarding their steel cage match later in the show:
Lita, Molly Holly, & Jackie defeated Ivory, Stacy Keibler, & Torrie Wilson at 2:55 when Jackie pinned Ivory after Lita interfered behind the referee's back and hit the Twist of Fate; the bout was scheduled as Lita & Jackie vs. Ivory, Stacy, & Torrie in a handicap match but Molly filled in for an injured Lita, with Lita then appearing during the closing seconds of the match (Summer Slam 01)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Paul Heyman on commentary; included Perry Saturn at WWF New York with Saturn pleading with the fans to help him find his missing Moppy; featured William Regal speaking with the Rock backstage about his shot at the WCW World Title, during which Sean Stasiak attempted to attack them but they both casually moved out of the way as Stasiak ran into a loading door; throughout the show it was repeatedly announced this was the final pay-per-view to air on Direct TV; included the Rock speaking with the medic backstage about his health, with Stasiak again running in and hurting himself as Rock stepped out of his way:
Edge pinned WWF IC Champion Lance Storm to win the title at 11:18 with a DDT; during the bout, footage was shown of several WWF stars, including Christian, watching the match backstage; moments prior to the finish, Christian came into the ring and attempted to spear the champion but hit Edge instead, with Storm then dropping Christian with a superkick; after the match, Christian congratulated his brother on the win and handed him the title belt (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)
Test & the Dudley Boyz defeated Spike Dudley (w/ Molly Holly) & the Acolytes when Test pinned Bradshaw at 7:19 after Shane McMahon interfered and hit Bradshaw over the head with a steel chair after Bradshaw landed the Clothesline from Hell, moments after Test avoided Spike's Dudley Dogg and threw him over the top rope through a table set up at ringside; after the bout, several WWF superstars - including Al Snow, Lita, and WWF European Champion Matt Hardy - were shown congratulating Edge backstage over his IC title win, during which Christian said he spoke to Commissioner William Regal and had a European title shot scheduled the next night on Raw
WCW Cruiserweight Champion X-Pac pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Tajiri to win the title at 7:34 with a low blow and the X-Factor after Tajiri sprayed red mist into the eyes of Albert, who came ringside late in the contest and climbed on the ring apron; both titles were at stake in the match
Chris Jericho defeated Rhyno (w/ Stephanie McMahon) via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 11:47 after Jericho avoided the Gore and Rhyno hit the corner
Rob Van Dam defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy in a ladder match to win the title at 16:32 after shoving Hardy off the top, sending the challenger onto the ring ropes (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
WCW Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & Kane (w/ Sara) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Diamond Dallas Page & WCW US Champion Kanyon in a steel cage match to win the titles at 10:13 when Taker pinned Page with a chokeslam off the top rope and the powerbomb after changing his mind about letting Page leave the cage on the condition he never look at Sara again; Kanyon escaped the cage by going over the top at around the 6-minute mark after Taker told Kane to let him leave; after escaping the cage, Kanyon immediately went backstage; both titles were at stake in the match
Kurt Angle defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin via disqualification at 22:31 when Alliance referee Nick Patrick ran in the ring after Angle dropped Austin with the Olympic Slam and, instead of counting the cover, stopped the match on the grounds that Austin assaulted initial referee Earl Hebner, dropped Mike Chioda with the Stunner, and hit Tim White with the title belt; after the bout, Austin retreated backstage as Angle attacked Patrick for costing him the championship and briefly locked Patrick in the ankle lock
The Rock pinned WCW World Champion Booker T (w/ Shane McMahon) to win the title at 15:19 with the Rock Bottom after Booker landed the scissors kick and performed the Spinaroonie; the Acolytes came out around the 11-minute mark, after Shane hit Rock with the title belt behind the back of referee Charles Robinson, with Farooq chasing Shane around the ring where he eventually ran into Bradshaw's Clothesline from Hell; minutes later, Rock hit the People's Elbow but Shane pulled the referee out of the ring to prevent the pinfall, with Rock then sliding out to the floor and dropping Shane with the Rock Bottom; after the contest, the WWF lockerroom was shown celebrating Rock's title win backstage (The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century)

Summer Slam 02 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - August 25, 2002 (sell out)
Sunday Night Heat: Spike Dudley pinned Steven Richards with the Dudley Dog; after the match, Spike sent Richards to the floor and further assaulted him
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the Raw matches and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the Smackdown! bouts; included a backstage segment in which Stephanie McMahon walked into her office to find Eric Bischoff, with the two having words until they agreed to watch the show together and prove their respective brand was superior; featured a backstage segment in which Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar discussed Lesnar's recent victory over Hulk Hogan and facing WWE World Champion the Rock later in the show; included a vignette on WWE and the fact their season never ends; featured Jonathan Coachman conducting a backstage interview with Test, WWE Tag Team Champions Christian & Lance Storm regarding their upcoming title defense against Booker T & Goldust; included WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia at The World in New York City in which Nidia chose a fan to make out with; featured a backstage segment with Bischoff and Stephanie in which they discussed which brand would have the WWE IC Title by the end of the night; featured an in-ring promo by Howard Finkel in which he noted he announced WrestleMania 2 at the same venue; moments later, Trish Stratus interrupted and sweet talked Finkel, distracting him until Lilian Garcia came up behind him and kicked him in the groin:
Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission at 9:20 with the ankle lock after blocking a hurricanrana from the top; during the bout, there were chants of both "Angle sucks" and "Let's go Angle" (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
Ric Flair defeated Chris Jericho via submission with the figure-4 at 10:21 after Jericho collided with referee Charles Robinson and Flair landed a low blow on Jericho; earlier in the bout, Flair grabbed the ring ropes while caught in the Walls of Jericho and then tapped out, leading Jericho to believe he had won
Edge pinned Eddie Guerrero with the spear after ducking a clothesline at 11:48
WWE Tag Team Champions Christian & Lance Storm defeated Booker T & Goldust when Christian pinned Booker at 9:38 after Test - who escorted the champions to the ring before the match - interfered and hit a boot to the face on Booker; immediately after interfering, Test escaped through the crowd
Rob Van Dam pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 16:24 with the Five Star Frog Splash after reversing a back suplex off the top; Tony Chimel introduced Benoit before the bout while Howard Finkel introduced the challenger; Eric Bischoff and Stephanie McMahon were shown watching backstage during and after the bout
The Undertaker pinned Test with the tombstone at 8:19 after kicking a steel chair into his opponent's face; WWF Tag Team Champions Lance Storm & Christsian interfered late in the bout but Taker easily fought them off and dropped each with chokeslams; after the bout, Taker celebrated in the ring with the American flag
Shawn Michaels pinned Triple H in a non-sanctioned streetfight at 27:20 with a double leg pick up into a roll over after avoiding the Pedigree; after the match, a bloody Triple H twice hit Michaels in the back with the sledgehammer and then gave Michaels the DX chop; moments later, Michaels was tended to in the ring and eventually taken backstage on a stretcher (Michaels' first match in more than 4 years) (Shawn Michaels: From the Vault)
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned WWE World Champion the Rock to win the title at 15:49 by blocking the Rock Bottom and hitting the F5; at about the 12-minute mark, the champion hit the Rock Bottom on Heyman through the Spanish announce table; Rock was noticably booed in the match (Rock's last appearance for 4 months) (Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson)

Summer Slam 03 - Phoenix, AZ - America West Arena - August 24, 2003 (16,113; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat:
Matt Hardy defeated Zach Gowen via forfiet since Gowen was unable to compete due to injuries sustained at the hands of Brock Lesnar on Smackdown!; prior to Hardy being announced as the winner, he cut an in-ring promo on how Gowen should have had the guts to compete, hurt or not
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Shannon Moore with the West Coast Pop
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the Raw matches and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the Smackdown! bouts; included an opening segment in which Lillian Garcia sang the National Anthem and an appearance from the USMC Color Guard from Phoenix; several members of the Arizona Diamondbacks were in attendance for the event, as was WWE.com Diva Search Winner Jamie Koeppe:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Sylvian Grenier & Rene Dupree defeated the Dudley Boyz at 7:51 when Dupree pinned D-Von after a cameraman knocked D-Von out behind the back of referee Nick Patrick; after the bout, Spike Dudley attempted to make the save but was beaten down as well by the cameraman, who revealed to be the same man who helped the champions attack the Dudleyz on Raw (Rob Conway); after the bout, the Dudleyz were interviewed in the aisle by Jonathan Coachman, with Bubba Ray saying his team would not stop until they had the tag team championship
The Undertaker pinned Albert (w/ Sable) with the chokeslam at 9:20; after the bout, Taker attempted the powerbomb on Albert until Sable climbed in the ring to prevent him; moments later, Taker grabbed Sable and held her for Stephanie McMahon to come out and attack Sable until Albert was able to pull Sable to safety
Shane McMahon pinned Eric Bischoff in a No DQ, falls count anywhere match at 10:36 with a flying elbowsmash through the Spanish announce table after Steve Austin interfered, helped McMahon clear the ring of an interfering Jonathan Coachman, and hit the Stunner on Bischoff after Shane used Bischoff's limp arm to slap Austin in the face, thus "physically provoking" him; the match was scheduled as a regular one-on-one contest until Bischoff added the extra stipulations at around the 3-minute mark when referee Charles Robinson attempted to award the match to McMahon on a disqualification after Coachman, who was at ringside, hit Shane with a steel chair; moments later, Bischoff referred to Shane as a "piece of shit" on the microphone and ordered Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler's headsets to be turned off so Coachman could do his own in-ring commentary for the double team beatdown of McMahon; after Austin cleared the ring of Coachman, he ordered the headsets to be turned back on; later in the broadcast, Bischoff was confronted by Linda McMahon as he received medical care, who slapped him across the face for spreading rumors that the two slept together
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit, Tajiri, and Rhyno at 10:50 by pinning Rhyno with the Frog Splash after Rhyno sustained a diving headbutt from Benoit before Benoit and Tajiri tumbled over the top to the floor; moments earlier, Guerrero blocked Rhyno's Gore by lifting up the championship belt
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Brock Lesnar via submission with the ankle lock at 21:18 after avoiding an attempt at the F5; late in the bout, Vince McMahon came ringside and hit the champion in the back with a steel chair while the referee was knocked out; after the match, Angle avoided an attack from McMahon before dropping him onto a steel chair set up inside the ring (The Top 25 WWE Rivalries)
Kane pinned Rob Van Dam in a no holds barred match at 12:50 after avoiding the Van Terminator and hitting a tombstone onto the steel ring steps after catching RVD as he leapt from the apron to the floor; the no holds barred stipulation was not announced until just prior to the ring introductions
World Heavyweight Champion Triple H (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Shawn Michaels, Bill Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Randy Orton, and Chris Jericho in an Elimination Chamber match at 19:15; Jericho pinned Nash at 8:05 with a roll over after Michaels hit the superkick as Nash attempted to powerbomb Jericho; several moments later, before leaving the ring, Nash hit the powerbomb on both Jericho and Orton; Goldberg pinned Orton with the spear at 13:01; Goldberg pinned Michaels with the spear and Jackhammer after avoiding the superkick at 15:20; Goldberg pinned Jericho with the spear and Jackhammer at 16:05; prior to Michaels' elimination, Goldberg speared Jericho through one of the plexiglass chambers; Triple H pinned Goldberg after avoiding the spear and hitting him in the face with a sledgehammer thrown in the ring by Flair; after the bout, Flair, Orton, and Triple H bloodied Goldberg before handcuffing him to the cage so that Triple H could once again hit him in the head with the sledgehammer (Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber, Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection)

Summer Slam 04 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Center - August 15, 2004
Sunday Night Heat: Rob Van Dam pinned Rene Dupree with the Five Star Frog Splash at 9:35
Pay-per-view bouts:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley & the Dudley Boyz defeated Rey Mysterio Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Paul London at 8:06 when Spike pinned Kidman with a two-hand cover after Kidman sustained the 3D from Bubba Ray & D-Von
Kane pinned Matt Hardy with a chokeslam off the top at 6:08; stipulations stated Lita would marry the winner of the match (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
WWE US Championship Best of 5 Series, Match 1: John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Booker T with the FU in a non-title match at 6:25 after Booker went to pick up his opponent after executing the Spinarooni; Cena - 1, Booker - 0
WWE IC Champion Edge defeated Chris Jericho and Batista at 8:26 by pinning Jericho with the spear after Jericho hit a springboard dropkick on Batista, sending Batista off the ring apron to the floor
Kurt Angle defeated Eddie Guerrero via submission with the ankle lock after removing Guerrero's boot at 13:38
Triple H pinned Eugene at 14:05 with the Pedigree after Eugene became distracted by William Regal knocking Ric Flair out with brass knuckles
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 17:37 when the challenger hit Bradshaw with the title belt; after the bout, Taker hit a chokeslam on the champion through the roof of Bradshaw's limo
Randy Orton pinned World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 20:09 with the RKO after avoiding the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Benoit returned to the ring to offer his hand in congratulations to the new champion with Orton then shaking it

Summer Slam 05 - Washington DC - MCI Center - August 21, 2005 (15,700; 14,200 paid; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat: Chris Masters defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion the Hurricane (w/ Stacy Keibler) via submission with the full nelson at 1:56
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for the Raw matches and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the Smackdown! bouts:
Chris Benoit defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface to win the title at the 25-second mark
Edge (w/ Lita) defeated Matt Hardy via referee's decision when referee Chad Patton stopped the bout at 4:47 when Hardy was deemed unable to continue; mid-way through the contest, Hardy was dropped face-first onto the ringpost, busting his head open; Edge spent the remainder of the bout working on the open wound; after the contest, Hardy was helped to the back by two referees
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero in a ladder match at 20:19 as Guerrero was held back by his wife Vickie; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio regained custody of his son, Dominick; had Guerrero won, he would have been given custody of Dominick; mid-way through the contest, Dominick, who sat ringside for the match, ran into the ring and attempted to shake Eddie off the ladder but wasn't strong enough to do so; late in the match, Guerrero's wife came to the ring and shoved Eddie off the top of the ladder just as he was about to win the bout (The Ladder Match)
Kurt Angle defeated Eugene (w/ Christy Hemme) in a No Time Limit match via submission with the ankle lock at 4:31 after hitting the Olympic Slam; after the bout, Angle regained possession of his gold medals
Randy Orton pinned the Undertaker with the RKO at 17:17 moments after a fan ran into the ring and distracted both the Undertaker and the referee before being escorted out of the ring by officials; after the bout, Randy pulled the disguise off of the 'fan' to reveal it was actually his father, Bob Orton Jr. (The Most Powerful Families of Wrestling)
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Chris Jericho at 14:49 by catching the challenger running the ropes and hitting the FU
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned John Bradshaw Layfield in a no holds barred match at 9:05 with a powerbomb onto the ring steps (Batista: I Walk Alone)
Hulk Hogan pinned Shawn Michaels with a boot to the face and the legdrop at 21:24, moments after sustaining a low blow, a chair shot to the head, and the superkick; after the bout, Michaels offered his hand to Hogan, with Hogan then shaking it (Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology)

Summer Slam 06 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden - August 20, 2006 (16,168; 13,500 paid; sell out)
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Rob Conway with the Backcracker at 4:20
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the Raw matches, Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary for the Smackdown matches, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for the ECW World Title match; included a backstage segment in which WWE World Champion Edge & WWE Women's Champion Lita confronted World Heavyweight Champion Booker T & Sharmell over who was the true power couple in the WWE, with Edge and Booker agreeing if Edge lost his title and Booker retained his then Edge would bow before Booker on Smackdown and if Booker lost his title and Edge retained his then Booker would be Edge's servant for a night on Raw; featured footage from the previous Wednesday's 2006 Divas contest finals where Layla defeated Jenn to win; included Layla being initiated as a WWE Diva backstage when all the other divas sprayed her down in the showers; featured footage from the previous day's Pre Summer Slam Blowout party in Boston to celebrate the new partnership between Comcast cable and WWE 24/7, with appearances by Carlito Caribbean Cool, Ken Kennedy, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms, Candice Michelle, Gene Okerlund, and others; included a vignette promoting the return of Jeff Hardy the following night on Raw; featured a vignette promoting WrestleMania 23 from Ford Field in Detroit, with the announcement tickets would go on sale Nov. 11:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 10:59 with the brainbuster and frog splash after Vickie Guerrero, who came ringside midway through the match in an attempt to stop the fight, accidentally caused Mysterio to crotch himself on the top rope (Chavo's first match on TV in 4 months)
ECW World Champion the Big Show pinned Sabu in an extreme rules match at 8:31 following a chokeslam through a table set up inside the ring (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Orton at 10:57 with a boot to the face and the legdrop; late in the contest, Orton thought he had won the match following the RKO but the referee noticed Hogan's foot on the rope after counting 3 and had the bout continue (Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley in an I Quit match at 13:12 when Foley stopped the match when it appeared Flair was about to hit Melina, who came ringside late in the contest, with a barbed wire baseball bat; the match orginally ended at 10:25 when the trainer deemed Foley unable to continue after he fell to the floor with his head landing on a trash can; moments later, Flair grabbed the mic and said Foley never quit so the match had to continue; the match again ended at 12:19 when Melina threw in the towel as Flair drove a barbed wire baseball bat into Foley's head with the intention of injuring his eyes but Flair again said the match had to continue because Foley didn't himself give up (Mick Foley Greatest Hits & Misses: Hardcore Edition)
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via disqualification at 10:29 when Sharmell interfered as the challenger attempted the sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, Batista dropped Booker with the spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb
Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated Vince & Shane McMahon at 13:02 when Triple H pinned Vince with the Pedigree following the superkick from Michaels; before the match began, the McMahons had WWE US Champion Finlay, William Regal, Ken Kennedy, and ECW World Champion the Big Show attack DX in the ring, with Show dropping Triple H with a chokeslam through the ECW announce table; Umaga interfered at the 10-minute mark, dropping both Michaels and Triple H with the thumb strike to the throat, but Kane came out moments later and battled him backstage; during the final moments of the match, Shane attempted the Van Terminator on Triple H but Michaels dropped him with the superkick as he was in mid air (The New & Improved DX)
WWE World Champion Edge (w/ WWE Women's Champion Lita) pinned John Cena at 15:41 after hitting Cena in the back of the head with a pair of brass knuckles, placed on his hand by Lita, behind the referee's back after Cena dropped Lita with the FU as she climbed on Edge as Edge was set up for the FU; pre-match stipulations stated Edge could lose the title on a disqualifcation (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)

Summer Slam 07 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena - August 26, 2007 (17,441; sell out)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick when Cade pinned Kendrick with a sit-down powerbomb
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary for Smackdown!, Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman in McMahon's office - decked out like a beach house - in which McMahon spoke with William Regal, Teddy Long, and Armando Estrada in which McMahon told them to send the mystery mother of his illegitimate child to see him when she arrives later in the night; moments later, Santino Marella appeared and suggested McMahon was his father; WWE US Champion MVP then appeared and argued to McMahon that Long dropped the ball by not having him on the show and suggested he have a competition with Matt Hardy later in the show, with McMahon agreeing; after MVP left, Regal suggested he himself was McMahon's son; after Regal left, McMahon said he wouldn't "do" an English woman; featured a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. later in the night; included two vignettes promoting the return of the Undertaker at Unforgiven; featured an ad for Raw airing live on the Sci-Fi Channel the following night; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Booker T, with Sharmell, regarding his match later in the night against Triple H; featured an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion MVP in which he challenged Matt Hardy to a beer drinking contest; moments later, Hardy appeared and said he wasn't going to compete but, because MVP recently had Evander Holyfield sub for him, Hardy had his own stand-in; Steve Austin then appeared as Hardy's substitute, who ran the ropes, did push ups, and jumping jacks to prepare for the contest; just as MVP attempted to take his first drink, Austin dropped him with the Stunner; included an ad for WrestleMania 24; featured a backstage segment with McMahon, Coachman, Regal, and Long in which Cryme Tyme appeared and suggested one of them could be McMahon's son, with them, Long, and Coachman eventually dancing around McMahon and Regal, and then Regal too dancing with them with a sideways ball cap on his head; moments later, Ron Simmons appeared, looked at Regal wearing the hat and dancing, and said "Damn;" Kat DeLuna was shown in attendance; included an ad for the DVD of "The Condemned;" featured a backstage segment with McMahon, Coachman, and Regal in which Regal said a woman was here to see him, with him then bringing in Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah; Regal then said Mae wasn't the mother of the bastard child but wanted to have "relations" with McMahon and then have his bastard child; Mae then jumped on McMahon and kissed him until Regal pulled her away by her hair; after Mae was taken away, McMahon said he kinda liked it:
Kane pinned Finlay with the chokeslam at 8:49, despite interference from WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle; Kane wrestled the bout with taped ribs following an attack from Finlay weeks earlier
WWE IC Champion Umaga defeated Ken Kennedy and Carlito Caribbean Cool at 7:23 by pinning Kennedy with the thumb strike to the throat immediately after Kennedy hit a fireman's carry into a forward roll on Carlito
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 12:08 with the 619 and springboard splash (Mysterio's TV return after a 10-month absence)
Beth Phoenix won a 12-Divas battle royal by last eliminating Michelle McCool at 7:09; order of elimination: Brooke by Phoenix via a bodyslam to the floor (1:19); Maria by Jillian Hall via a blow knocking Maria off the apron (1:58); Layla by Melina (2:22); Victoria by Kristal (3:46); Kristal by McCool via an accidental forearm as Kristal was on the apron (4:07); Kelly Kelly by McCool, Torrie Wilson, Melina, & Jillian (4:39); Jillian by Torrie (5:13); Mickie James by Melina via a knee to the ribs (5:22); Melina by Torrie & McCool (6:12); Torrie by Phoenix (6:43); McCool by Phoenix; prior to the bout, Lilian Garcia introduced WWE Women's Champion Candice Michelle; due to pre-match stipulations, Phoenix earned the #1 contender spot for the Women's title
ECW World Champion John Morrison pinned CM Punk at 8:09 with his feet on the ropes for leverage after avoiding a hurricanrana off the top
Triple H pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 7:57 with the Pedigree after avoiding the Harlem Hangover (Triple H's return after a 8-month absence) (Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come)
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification at 6:55 when Khali hit the challenger over the back with a steel chair, handed to him by Singh, after Batista kicked out of a sit-down chokeslam; after the bout, Khali attempted to use the chair a second time but Batista knocked him down with a spear and repeatedly hit him with the chair
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton with the FU at 21:20, moments after kicking out of the RKO; during the bout, the fans were vocal with chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks" (The John Cena Experience)

Summer Slam 08 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - August 17, 2008 (announced at 15,997; sell out)
The Big Show defeated Bam Neely (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included Maria conducting a backstage interview with Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix regarding their upcoming title match against WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston & WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, during which Maria made note of Marella's unibrow; featured a text poll asking fans whether Edge and Vickie Guerrero would divorce; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured an in-ring segment in which Shawn Michaels and his wife Rebecca appeared with Michaels saying he would heed his doctor's advice and walk away from the sport; moments later, Chris Jericho, in a suit, appeared and demanded Michaels admit to his family, himself, and to Jericho that Jericho was the reason Michaels was leaving; after Michaels admitted it, he told Jericho to go home and admit to his own family that he would never bee Michaels; Rebecca then tugged at Michaels to leave the ring, with Jericho then attempting to punch Michaels until he moved, with Jericho accidentally punching Rebecca in the lip; Michaels immediately tended to his wife as Jericho slowly left ringside; moments later, Rebecca - her lip swollen - was helped backstage by Michaels and officials; featured an ad for "Street Kings;" included an ad for the Summer Slam Anthology box set; featured the results of the text ad in which 78% of those polled said Edge and Vickie would divorce:
MVP pinned Jeff Hardy after avoiding the Swanton and hitting the Drive By kick to the face at 10:13 after Hardy hit a splash off the top onto WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin on the floor
Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston & WWE Women's Champion Mickie James to win both titles at 5:41 when Phoenix pinned James with a double chicken wing into a face-first slam, moments after James hit the DDT on Marella; after the bout, the winners celebrated with Phoenix hoisting Marella on her shoulders
Matt Hardy defeated ECW World Champion Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) via disqualification at the 34-second mark when Atlas pulled Hardy out of the ring as Hardy had Henry covered following the Twist of Fate; after the bout, Atlas attacked Henry at ringside until Jeff Hardy made the save, laid out Atlas, and hit a Swanton from the apron to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 11:14 with the Go To Sleep; late in the bout, Punk bled from the back of the head after knocking heads with the challenger
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) with a kick to the midsection and the Pedigree at 9:21 after the challenger hit the corner
Batista pinned John Cena at 13:43 with the sit-down powerbomb after hitting a sit-down powerbomb as Cena came off the top and then kicking him in the face when Cena kicked out of that pin attempt (Batista: I Walk Alone)
The Undertaker pinned Edge in a Hell in a Cell match at 26:44 with the tombstone after breaking a video camera over him; during the bout, Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder were shown watching backstage; after the match, they were shown cheering Taker's win; moments later, Taker left ringside until he noticed Edge coming to his senses on the big screen; Taker then returned to the ring, hoisted Edge to the top of a ladder, climbed to the top of a second ladder, and told Edge he was going to hell; Taker then hit a chokeslam from the top of the ladder through the ring, with the hole then bursting into flames as the show came to a close (Undertaker's return after a 2-month absence) (Edge's last appearance for 3 months) (Edge: A Decade of Decadence, The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)

Summer Slam 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 23, 2009 (matinee) (14,116; announced at 17,129; sell out)
Beth Phoenix won a 15-diva battle royal; other participants included: Natalya Neidhart, Layla, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella, Katie Lea, Eve, Jillian Hall, Maria, WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Melina, Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, and ?; Chavo Guerrero Jr. was the guest referee for the bout; eliminations shown: Rosa by Maria; Jillian by Mickie; Maria & Gail by a Bella; Melina and Mickie were both eliminated when both fell off the apron while fighting each other; Guerrero eliminated both Eve and Kelly as they tried to throw out Phoenix; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; after the contest, all the babyface divas ganged up on Guerrero, with Hornswoggle appearing moments later and hitting the frog splash as the divas held Guerrero down on the mat; Hornswoggle then danced in the ring with the divas; only highlights of the match were shown on DVD (Summer Slam 09)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Josh Mathews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with MVP and Jack Swagger regarding their upcoming match and the cultural differences between the two; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; Luke Perry, Maria Menounos, Slash, and Robert Patrick were shown in the crowd; included a video package highlighting the celebrity hosts of Raw over the past six weeks; featured Nancy O'Dell, of "Access Hollywood," conducting an interview in the crowd with Freddie Prinze Jr. regarding WWE World Champion Randy Orton attacking him the previous week on Raw; included an ad promoting Breaking Point; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk in which Punk showed off a screenplay he picked up over the weekend from someone who wrote a Jeff Hardy bio pic; Punk then said he was the only real person in Los Angeles and insulted the celebrity culture; included footage of Vince McMahon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 25 NBC special the following Saturday; included footage of Triple H, World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Triple H, Roddy Piper, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Batista, Nikki & Brie Bella, the Big Show, Maria, John Cena, Matt Hardy, and others taking part in charitable events and Summer Slam Axxess over the course of the week in Los Angeles:
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler at 12:27 by reversing a gutbuster off the top into a hurricanrana; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "619" and "Let's go Ziggler" (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
MVP pinned Jack Swagger with the Drive By and Playmaker at 6:24 after lifting his knees to block a bomb off the ropes
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme at 9:45 when Jericho pinned JTG when Show punched JTG in the face after the challenger reached the ropes to break the Walls of Jericho; prior to the bout, Jericho & Show cut an in-ring promo in which they claimed they noted the celebrities in attendance and then said they were the biggest stars in the building
Kane pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 5:59 with a dropkick to the knee and DDT after dragging Singh into the ring and shoving him into Khali
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 20:02 when Michaels pinned Rhodes with the superkick; prior to the bout, a military jeep with several soldiers came out, with the soldiers firing their weapons into the air and running off; Triple H & Michaels then appeared on the top of a tank (Michaels' first match in 5 months) (WWE Superstar Collection: Shawn Michaels)
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson) with the Killswitch at the 10-second mark before Regal could get his jacket off; after the bout, both Kozlov and Jackson assaulted Christian before Regal locked the champion in the Regal Stretch
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned John Cena with the RKO at 20:45; prior to the bout, Cena gave his hat to Robert Patrick sitting in the crowd; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Let's go Orton;" Cena originally won the match via disqualification at 13:30 after shoving referee Scott Armstrong, with Lillian Garcia then announcing that Orton was the winner "and new WWE Champion;" moments later, she stated Vince McMahon had ordered for the match to continue and that Cena would win the title if Orton was disqualified; Orton then got himself counted-out at 17:03, with Lillian then saying the match would again continue and if Orton was counted-out again then he would lose the title; Orton then pinned Cena with his feet on the ropes at 18:07 but another referee came out, told the initial referee what happened, and it was ordered to continue; Cena then put Orton in the STFU but a "fan" ran in the ring and jumped on the referee before he was dragged away by security
CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy in a TLC match to win the title at 21:35 after knocking Hardy off the top of the ladder; late in the match, Hardy hit a Swanton off the top of a ladder through the ECW announce table, with EMTs then putting Hardy on a backboard; moments later, Hardy pushed them away and continued the match; after the contest, Punk held the title up above Hardy's body until the lights flickered and then went out; when they came back on, the Undertaker was lying in Hardy's spot, with Taker then rising up and dropping Punk with a chokeslam (Taker's surprise return after a 5-month absence) (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, CM Punk: Best in the World)

Summer Slam 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 15, 2010 (14,178; announced as 17,463; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; featured a backstage segment with Chris Jericho speaking with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which Jericho said Team WWE needed them on their team; Edge was then shown eating a Slim Jim and also trying to talk Miz into taking the spot; moments later, Miz said he had a lot of things on his mind and walked off; included an ad promoting Night of Champions 2010; Trace Adkins, Marlon Wayans, Devon Graye, and Michael Clarke Duncan were in attendance; featured a Slim Jim ad featuring Edge; included a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane, beside an open casket, in which he said he would get revenge on Rey Mysterio Jr. for his attack on the Undertaker; moments later, WWE World Champion Sheamus walked in and asked to use Kane's casket since it was a perfect size for Randy Orton, with Kane rejecting the offer; Sheamus responded by saying people were now calling him the big red monster and told him to stay out of his way; featured an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which he asked the fans whether he should join Team WWE for the main event, then said he doesn't care what they think; Miz said the talk in the locker room was that he was the missing link to victory; Miz then claimed that John Cena came to him before the show, got down on his knees, and begged him to be part of the team and Bret Hart said he was the real excellence of execution; he then said Chris Jericho gave him a Fozzy CD, which Miz threw in the trash, John Morrison admitted he was the Marty Jannetty of their former team, Edge gave him a year's supply of Slim Jims, and R-Truth wrote him a "crappy rap;" Miz followed by saying he was Team WWE's only hope; moments later, Miz said he would be part of the team and would lead them to victory; included a trailer for "Legendary," staring Cena; featured an ad promoting Smackdown! moving to the SyFy Channel; included a video package recapping Summer Slam Week in LA, with comments from fans, MVP, Miz, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women's Champion Layla, the mayor of Los Angeles, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, Carmen Electra, and Eve regarding the festivities, appearances, and volunteer work:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) fought Kofi Kingston to a no contest at around the 7-minute mark when Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young & Michael Tarver ran in as Ziggler had Kingston in the sleeper; after the bout, Ziggler was knocked to the floor by Sheffield while Kingston was attacked and eventually sustained Barrett's fireman's carry into a forward slam; moments later, Barrett took the mic, said it was just a taste of what they have in store for Team WWE later in the show and that the WWE's seventh man wouldn't make any difference because the team was too fragmented to survive
Melina pinned WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox to win the title at 5:24 with a modified side Russian legsweep; Melina wore a headdress for her entrance; mid-way through the bout, Melina appeared to have reinjured her knee; after the match, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Melina until WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women's Champion Layla interrupted, with the two making fun of Melina until they went to get photos with her to put on Twitter; Melina fought them both off until McCool kicked her in the face, with the two them double teaming her; Fox then climbed back in the ring and landed a blow on Melina only to also be knocked to the floor by McCool & Layla; the two then continued their attack on Melina outside the ring
The Big Show defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Joey Mercury (w/ Serena) in a handicap match at 6:49 by pinning Gallows and Mercury at the same time after dropping Mercury with a chokeslam onto Gallows; Punk wore a T-shirt before the match which read "I broke Big Show's hand;" Show came out with his right hand heavily taped but had the trainer cut the tape off before the bout began, showing his injury had healed; there were brief chants of "CM Punk" and "Big Show" during the contest; the Straight Edge Society were not forced to tag in and out during the match; late in the bout, Punk went to the floor and watched the remainder of the contest from the ramp with Serena (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification at 18:55 when Sheamus brought a steel chair into the ring and threw referee Jack Doane to the floor; stipulations stated Orton would not get a rematch if he didn't win the title and if anyone interfered on behalf of Sheamus they would be suspended indefinitely; after the bout, Orton avoided being hit with the chair and dropped Sheamus with a low blow; moments later, Orton dragged Sheamus to the floor and dropped him with an RKO onto the commentary table
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:33 with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Kane pushed a casket ringside; after the match, Kane took the mic and told Mysterio he would pay for what he did to the Undertaker; Kane then opened the casket to put Mysterio in it but Mysterio fought him off, only to sustain two chokeslams and the tombstone; when Kane opened the casket again, a weakened Undertaker sat up and entered the ring, eventually confronting Mysterio in the corner with Mysterio saying he had nothing to do with it and Taker saying he believed him; Taker then slid his thumb across his throat before turning around and pointing at Kane; Taker put a choke on Kane only for Kane to do the same to him and then drop Taker with the tombstone before leaving the ring (Undertaker's surprise return after a 3-month absence)
John Cena, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, R-Truth, & Daniel Bryan (surprise partner) defeated Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Darren Young, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, & Justin Gabriel in an elimination match at 35:21; prior to the bout, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin appeared as the seventh man for Team WWE, only for Cena to take the mic and say they couldn't rely on someone who wouldn't give them an answer until the day of the show and that they had already found a seventh man in Bryan; late in the bout, there were dueling chants of "Cena sucks" and "Let's go Cena;" order of elimination: Young submitted to Bryan's crossface at the 44-second mark; Morrison pinned Tarver with Starship Pain at 3:37; Sheffield pinned Morrison with a clothesline at 7:34 after Gabriel, on the apron, kicked Morrison in the back of the head; Sheffield pinned Truth at 8:01 with a clothesline; Hart was disqualified at 12:09 when he took a steel chair which was slid in the ring by Nexus as Hart had Slater in the Sharpshooter, with Hart then using the weapon on Sheffield; Edge pinned Sheffield at 13:15 with the spear after Sheffield sustained Jericho's Code Breaker; Otunga submitted to Jericho's Walls of Jericho at 19:15; Slater pinned Jericho at 20:07 after Jericho collided with Cena on the apron; Slater pinned Edge with a roll up at 20:40 after Edge began arguing with Cena; after the fall, Edge knocked Cena to the floor with the spear, with Jericho and Edge then blaming Cena for their eliminations and slapping him around before leaving ringside; Slater submitted to Bryan's crossface at 29:03; Barrett pinned Bryan after Miz ran out and hit Bryan with the Money in the Bank briefcase behind the referee's back at 29:34; Cena pinned Gabriel at 34:52 after avoiding the 450 splash; Barrett submitted to Cena's STFU (Bryan's return after a nearly 3-month absence)

Summer Slam 2011 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 14, 2011 (14,105; announced at 17,404; sell out)
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned Alex Riley
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Adam Jones, of Tool, performing the National Anthem on his guitar to open the show; included Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Booker T on commentary; featured a backstage segment with WWE World Champion CM Punk and John Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis said he wanted Punk to give him a public apology then and there, which Punk gave a mocking apology before then making faces at Laurinaitis; moments later, Stephanie McMahon walked in and wished Punk luck in his match; moments later, Stephanie extended her hand for Punk to shake but Punk said he knows where her hand's been; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Christian regarding his no holds barred match against Randy Orton; featured a trailer for the film 'Killer Elite;' included Cee Lo Green performing 'Bright Lights, Bigger City' at the entrance stage; moments later, Cee Lo performed 'Forget You,' as Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Nikki & Brie Bella danced in the background; featured an ad promoting Slim Jim; included an ad promoting WWE 7-11 collectable cups; included footage of Stephanie walking out of WWE World Champion John Cena's locker room; featured a backstage segment in which Jimmy Hart suggested he be R-Truth's new manager to fight the conspiracy, then realizing that Hart was a 'Little Jimmy;' moments later, Truth yelled at Hart until Hart ran away, then yelled at Ron Artest and his daughter as well; several National Guard members were shown in attendance; included footage from the Summer Slam events during the week in Los Angeles, with comments from Mike Mizanin, Punk, Orton, John Morrison, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Brittany Snow, Jordin Sparks, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Triple H, Brie & Nikki Bella, Sheamus, Evan Bourne, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Cena; featured footage of Triple H and Stephanie talking quietly backstage before Triple H walked out for the main event; Jenny McCarthy was shown in attendance with her son:
Rey Mysterio Jr., John Morrison, Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin, R-Truth, & Alberto Del Rio in an unadvertised match at 9:47 when Mysterio pinned Truth with a splash off the top; following his entrance, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he thanked the fans in their insistance that he be part of the pay-per-view, then saying he would steal the show; moments later, Truth interrupted and said Summer Slam started with "s" just like snakes, and Ceelo Green started with "c" just like conspiracy; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; Del Rio received several chants of "Del Rio" following his entrance
Mark Henry defeated Sheamus via count-out at 9:23 after ramming Sheamus into the ringpost and through the ringside barricade, with Sheamus almost reaching the ring in time to break the count
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly (w/ Eve) pinned Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 6:33 by reversing the Glam Slam into a victory roll (Beth's debut in a new outfit)
Wade Barrett pinned Daniel Bryan at 11:47 with Wasteland after crotching Bryan on the top rope and following with a clothesline off the top
Randy Orton pinned World Heavyweight Champion Christian in a no holds barred match to win the title at 23:43 with a RKO onto the ring steps as Christian came off the middle turnbuckle; following his entrance, Christian took the mic and said he was a man of his word and that he would have a major annoumcement; moments later, he introduced Edge, who would be in his corner for the match; after Edge came out to a rousing ovation, he took the mic and said he was actually happy to leave the WWE by helping Christian get to the next level; Edge went on to say he was proud to see Christian win the title, but not proud of the constant complaining that followed and that while he did plenty of bad things, he didn't hide behind lawyers; Edge then said Christian knew he was better than that and that he never knew his best friend would be a "whining little bitch;" Edge then walked out as Orton made his appearance; after the contest, Christian was helped backstage by trainers and referees (Edge's first appearance after a 4-month absence)
WWE World Champion CM Punk pinned WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title at 24:09 with the Go To Sleep, despite guest referee Triple H not noticing Cena's foot on the rope during the cover; during the bout, there were numerous dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks" as well as chants of "CM Punk;" at the 23-minute mark, Punk hit a Randy Savage elbow off the top, prompting the crowd to chant "Randy Savage;" after the bout, Cena complained to Triple H for missing the foot on the rope, with Triple H apologizing; moments after Cena left the ring, Triple H raised Punk's hand in victory, clapped for him, and then left the ring; moments later, Kevin Nash appeared, dropped Punk with the powerbomb, and then left through the crowd as Triple H watched from the entrance stage; after Nash left, Alberto Del Rio came out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot
Alberto Del Rio pinned WWE World Champion CM Punk to win the title at the 13-second mark with the enziguri in an impromptu match

Summer Slam 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 19, 2012 (17,482; sell out)
WWE.com pre-show - featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show regarding his upcoming WWE World Title match against champion CM Punk and John Cena, with Show saying he was a threat to Punk, Cena, and everyone else; included a backstage segment in which Triple H spoke with referee Scott Armstrong about refereeing his upcoming match against Brock Lesnar, with Triple H telling him not to stop the match on a disqualification or count-out and that the match should only end via pinfall or submission, with Armstrong agreeing; featured Touts from fans and Maria Menounos, and tweets from Kevin Rufolf and Mike Tyson about the upcoming Lesnar vs. Triple H match:
Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) pinned WWE US Champion Santino Marella to win the title at 5:05 with the cradle piledriver into face-first slam, moments after Aksana distracted Marella from the ring apron; prior to the bout, Cesaro described himself as "great" in five languages; Scott Stanford & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a look at Brock Lesnar's attack on Shawn Michaels the previous week on Raw, followed by a recent tweet from Michaels regarding the upcoming Lesnar vs. Triple H match; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Lesnar, alongside Paul Heyman, in which Lesnar said it was a fight Triple H couldn't win; Heyman then said "If you're not down with that, we've got two words for you. Tap out;" included an ad promoting the WWE app; featured a backstage segment with Eve and Teddy Long discussing AJ; the camera then panned to WWE World Champion CM Punk outside AJ's office, then walking in and telling AJ that he would successfully defend his title and would force her to show him respect; included an ad promoting WWE's relationship with the National Guard; members of the National Guard were shown in attendance; featured comments from earlier in the night of Triple H speakign with referee Scott Armstrong about the upcoming match with Lesnar; included a video package on Summer Slam Axxess and community events in Los Angeles, with comments from Alberto Del Rio, Santino Marella, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, Alicia Fox, David Otunga, Ryan Lochte, DJ Pauly D, Piers Morgan, Terry Crews, Joe Buck, Natalya Neidhart, Stephanie McMahon, James Durbin, and others; Piers Morgan, Fred Durst, Rick Rubin, David Arquette, and Maria Menounos - wearing a Bob Backlund T-shirt - were shown in attendance; featured a trailer for 'The Day;' Dominic Monaghan, Ashley Bell, and Michael Eklund of 'The Day' were shown in attendance; included footage of Antonio Cesaro winning the WWE US Title from Santino Marella during the pre-show; featured Kevin Rudolf performing "Don't Give Up" at the entrance stage, during which Kelly Kelly, Eve, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Layla, Cameron, Naomi, Kaitlyn, Natalya Neidhart, Aksana, and Tamina came out and danced:
Chris Jericho defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 13:04 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after Ziggler missed a charge in the corner; prior to the bout, Gurrero introduced Ziggler from the entrance stage; Jericho's ribs were heavily taped for the contest; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Y2J" and "Let's go, Ziggler"
Daniel Bryan pinned Kane at 8:02 with an inside cradle after escaping a tombstone attempt; after the bout, Kane went searching for Bryan backstage; moments later, Josh Matthews tried to get word with Bryan, with Kane asking where Bryan was, Matthews saying he had left, and Kane tossing Matthews across the hallway
WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 9:09 with the Skull Crushing Finale after dropping the challenger face-first onto the top turnbuckle; Mysterio was dressed as Batman for the match; Miz used the "Awesome" inflatable for his entrance
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus pinned Alberto Del Rio at 11:22 with a backbreaker after hitting the challenger with Ricardo Rodriguez's shoe behind the referee's back; Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; ADR's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover but the referee didn't see it; after the bout, ADR argued with the referee before the referee left the ring
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Titus O'Neil & Darren Young at 7:06 when Truth pinned Young with a reversal into the Little Jimmy; prior to the bout, footage was shown of O'Neil & Young attacking Truth during Raw, followed by a Tout from O'Neil & Young about their title shot
WWE World Champion CM Punk defeated John Cena and the Big Show at 13:27 by pinning Show after Cena dropped Show with the FU and Punk tossed Cena to the floor; the match ended at 11:37 when Show submitted while caught in Cena's STFU and Punk's leglock choke; moments later, AJ came to the ring, took a mic, and ordered the match to continue
Summer Slam 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center - August 18, 2013 (17,739; sell out)
Live countdown - featured Josh Matthews, Vickie Guerrero, Shawn Michaels, and Booker T as a panel discussing the card; included Renee Young in the social media lounge in which she told fans to tweet and tout their favorite Summer Slam moments; featured a video package hyping the CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar match; included backstage comments from Paul Heyman in which he said Punk vs. Lesnar would be a No DQ match; featured footage from earlier in the day of Tony Dawson outside the arena speaking with international fans who flew in for the show; included an ad promoting 'Total Divas;' featured a video package promoting Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn vs. Big E Langston & WWE Divas Champion AJ, followed by comments by Ziggler, Langston, and AJ on Muscle Beach; included a video package hyping WWE World Champion John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan; featured footage of Dawson speaking with fans from Calgary outside the arena; included an ad promoting WWE '14 featuring the Ultimate Warrior; featured Touts from fans about their favorite Summer Slam moments; included footage of the ring crew preparing for the Ring of Fire match, followed by a video package recapping the history between Kane and Bray Wyatt:
Rob Van Dam defeated WWE US Champion Dean Ambrose via disqualification at 13:38 when WWE Tag Team Champion Roman Reigns hit the challenger with a spear after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Ambrose; during the match, there were dueling chants for both men; at the 7-minute mark, Reigns and WWE Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins came through the crowd, prompting Big Show and Mark Henry to then come out to support the challenger; late in the bout, there were chants of "This is awesome"
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; included an opening segment in which Mike Mizanin, in a tuxedo, discussed the double main event at the entrance stage; moments later, Fandango and Summer Rae came out and danced, with the crowd dancing along with them; featured JoJo performing the national anthem; featured a WWE '14 ad featuring the Undertaker; included a segment in which Josh Matthews, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, and Vickie Guerrero; featured a music video tribute on Christian's career to the tune of "Born to Rise" by Redlight King; included a video package on WWE's partnership with the National Guard, followed by members of the National Guard shown in attendance; featured footage of Maria Menounos & Natalya Neidhart in action during WWE Axxess; included a backstage segment in which Miz interviewed Menounos about her match, with Fandango and Summer Rae dancing into the scene; moments later, Miz and Menounos danced their way off the set; featured an ad promoting 'Total Divas;' included an ad promoting Doritos; featured footage from earlier in the day of Ryback confronting the caterer and pouring soup down his shirt and then over his head; included a video package promoting CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar; featured an ad promoting Night of Champions; included a video package on Brandon Hendrix, of Portland, OR, winning VIP tickets to Summer Slam after agreeing to take a splash from Mark Henry as part of Axxess; featured a WWE '14 ad featuring the Rock; included a backstage segment in which Miz was again interrupted by Fandango, with Summer Rae, with Miz then punching Fandango to the floor and mocking him; featured a segment with Matthews, Booker, Michaels, and Vickie in which they gave their predictions on who would win between WWE World Champion John Cena and Daniel Bryan; included a video package hyping Cena vs. Bryan:
Bray Wyatt (w/ Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) pinned Kane in a Ring of Fire match at 7:49 with the Sister Abigail after Kane was double teamed by Harper & Rowan; late in the match, Kane hit three consecutive chokeslams on Wyatt, with Harper & Rowan throwing a blanket on the flames to enter the ring; there were chants of "Undertaker" during the final moments of the bout; after the contest, Wyatt sat ringside in a rocking chair while Kane was laid on one of the ring steps, with Harper & Rowan dropping another pair of steps onto Kane's head; Wyatt then led his men backstage, with Harper & Rowan carrying Kane's body (Wyatt's in-ring debut)
Cody Rhodes pinned Damien Sandow with Crossroads at 6:40; during his entrance, Sandow cut a promo in which he said Rhodes was his sidekick and lackey; Sandow's Money in the Bank briefcase was cuffed to a ringpost for the match (Rhodes' first appearance without his mustache)
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian via submission with the cross armbreaker at 12:29, moments after Christian hit the spear and further injured his shoulder; during the ring introductions, ADR told Lilian Garcia to introduce him in Spanish; ADR had black eyes going into the match; there were chants of "This is awesome" during the contest; after the bout, Renee Young conducted an in-ring interview with ADR about his win, with ADR saying he was a hero to the Hispanic people
Natalya Neidhart (w/ Cameron & Naomi) defeated Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella & Eva Marie) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 5:19; during the bout, the crowd chanted "JBL," "Michael Cole," "Jerry," "We want tables," and "We want Ryder, woo woo woo"
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned CM Punk in a No DQ match at 25:17 after twice hitting Punk over the back with a steel chair and following with a F5 onto the chair after Punk locked an interfering Heyman in the Anaconda Vice; after Heyman and Lesnar went backstage, Punk stood as the crowd chanted his name
Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn defeated Big E Langston & WWE Divas Champion AJ at 5:46 when Ziggler pinned Langston with the Zig Zag after avoiding the Big Ending; Brandon Hendrix, of Portland, OR, his girlfriend and friend sat in front of the commentary team for the night as a result of winning VIP Summer Slam tickets
Daniel Bryan pinned WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title at 26:54 with a running knee to the head; Bryan was heavily cheered and Cena booed; Triple H was the guest referee for teh match; after the contest, Cena shook Bryan's hand and left the ring, with confetti then falling from the rafters and pyro fireworks going off; moments later, Randy Orton walked out with his Money in the Bank briefcase; Bryan challenged Orton to get in the ring, with Orton turning around and starting to leave; Triple H then hit the Pedigree on Bryan, with Orton returning to the ring and cashing in the title shot
Randy Orton pinned WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan to win the title at the 9-second mark; Triple H was the referee for the match

Summer Slam 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center - August 17, 2014 (17,357; sell out)
Kickoff - featured Renee Young, Booker T, Ric Flair, and Alex Riley as part of the discussion panel; included Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; featured a segment in which Totino's Bold 'Show Us Your Superstar' Contest winner Jake Tucker spoke with the discussion panel about training at the Performance Center:
Rob Van Dam pinned Antonio Cesaro with the Five Star Frog Splash at 8:06; after the bout, Cesaro dragged the referee to the discussion panel to dispute the call
Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening promo by Hulk Hogan at the entrance stage in which he said the night would allow some to become immortal and then promoted the WWE Network; included Tom Phillips conducting a backstage interview with Brie Bella about her arrest on Monday and facing Stephanie McMahon later in the night; featured a WWE2K15 ad featuring Sting, with the camera then cutting to a young fan sitting ringside wearing a Sting mask; included an ad promoting Diet Mt. Dew; featured an ad promoting Takis Fuego; included an ad promoting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For; featured a segment spotlighting Jake Tucker, the winner of the "Show Us Your Superstar" contest, and training at the Performance Center with Road Dogg & Billy Gunn and Bill DeMott, with Cole, and then appearing in front of the NXT crowd; Tucker was then shown sitting ringside at the event; David Arquette was shown sitting ringside; included the announcement Summer Slam 2015 would be held in the New York / New Jersey market:
Dolph Ziggler pinned WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin with the Zig Zag to win the title at 7:51; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo that the entire city was jealous of his money maker, and he would make Ziggler look as bad as the LA Lakers; prior to the match, Maria Menounos was shown sitting ringside; late in the bout, Ziggler kicked out of the Skull Crushing Finale
Paige pinned WWE Divas Champion AJ to win the title at 4:55 with the Rampaige to win the title after powering out of the Black Widow; after the bout, Paige briefly lifted a limp AJ to kiss her before skipping around the ring with the title belt
Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) defeated Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Coulter) in a flag match at 8:54 when the referee stopped the match after Swagger passed out while caught in the Accolade; prior to the bout, Lana cut an in-ring promo saying Hollywood represents the worst of America and that not everything has a happy ending; prior to Swagger's entrance, a color guard walked out to the entrance stage and accompanied he and Coulter to ringside; upon his entrance, Swagger waved the American flag before Rusev jumped him from behind, with the two brawling before Swagger briefly applied the Patriot Lock; moments later, Lana protested that the match should not happen and that Swagger cheated; after the contest, Rusev kicked Coulter after Coulter came in the ring to tend to Swagger; moments later, the Russian flag was raised as the Russian National Anthem played
Seth Rollins pinned Dean Ambrose in a lumberjack match at 10:53 after hitting him in the face with his Money in the Bank briefcase behind the referee's back, moments after all the lumberjacks battled in the ring before going to the floor; lumberjacks for the bout were Bo Dallas, Damien Sandow, Heath Slater, Goldust, Stardust, Rob Van Dam, Kofi Kingston, WWE Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Jey Uso, R-Truth, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Antonio Cesaro, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Sin Cara, Big E Langston, Titus O'Neil, and Fandango; Michelle Beadle and Bill Simmons were shown in attendance before the match; at the 7-minute mark, Ambrose battled Rollins into the crowd, with Kane then coming ringside and ordering the lumberjacks into the crowd to get them; Rollins then tried to escape backstage, before he was forcibly carried back to ringside; during the closing moments, Ambrose made the cover after hitting the curb stomp but Kane broke the cover; Goldust then argued with Kane, leading to the brawl
Bray Wyatt pinned Chris Jericho at 12:52 after hitting the Sister Abigail into the barricade and a second in the ring; stipulations stated Luke Harper & Erick Rowan were banned from ringside for the match; after the bout, Wyatt cut an in-ring promo, with only the spotlight on him and the fans' cell phone lights, in which he said Jericho learned what it meant to follow the buzzards and sang "He's got the whole world in his hands"
Stephanie McMahon pinned Brie Bella with the Pedigree at 11:06, moments after Nikki Bella attacked her sister; prior to the bout, Ronda Rousey was shown sitting ringside; late in the match, Triple H appeared ringside, followed moments after by Nikki; Triple H then yanked the referee out of the ring as Brie attempted a cover, with Brie hitting a sliding dropkick to Triple H; the Bellas then cornered Stephanie in the ring, leading to Nikki hitting Brie; Stephanie and Triple H celebrated after the bout as Nikki watched from the floor, with Nikki eventually returning backstage (Stephanie's first match in 11 years)
Roman Reigns pinned Randy Orton at 16:17 with the spear, moments after avoiding Orton's punt; late in the bout, Reigns kicked out of an RKO
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena to win the title at 16:06 with the FU after powering out of the STF and landing a flurry of punches to the face; within the first minute of the match, Lesnar hit the F5 but Cena kicked out; late in the match, Lesnar kicked out of the FU

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