Summerslam Matches in WWE History: The biggest part of the summer i.e., WWE Summerslam is around the corner, with less than a week to go for the mega-event, beginning 12th August 2019. This time Summerslam is returning with tons of power-packed action and memorable moments in its bag with surprising gifts that include RKOs, Trouble in Paradises, Supplex City and many more. As we all know that World Wrestling Entertainment deals in what is ‘best for the business’, and keeping that scenario in mind, this upcoming pay-per-view is on a hype among WWE Universe as Summerslam has been produced as a Pay-Per-View consistently over the course of a 32-year time span. The show has almost produced as many talked-about matches as WrestleMania itself.
Summerslam holds a book of countless matches that have been tuned across the 32-year history of SummerSlam. WWE legend The Undertaker, who holds a record of most appearances at the pay-per-view will not show up this time. However, the WWE Universe would love to see the top greatest matches in Summerslam history. From Shawn Michaels to Brock Lesnar, several wrestlers sacrificed their bodies to deliver greatest matches of a lifetime at Summerslam. This is the time to scratch those memorable matches once again before the biggest party of the summer begins.
1. The Rock vs Brock Lesnar (Summerslam 2002)
Brock Lesnar has been known as the most dominant and successful wrestler of all time. From the time he stepped his foot into the WWE circuit, he collapsed some greatest legends of all time that includes Hulk Hogan, Big Show, Triple H, and The Rock; who lost his WWE Undisputed Championship against The Beast Brock Lesnar at Summerslam making him the first-time WWE Undisputed Champion and also, the youngest Champion at the age of just 25.
2. CM Punk vs John Cena (Summerslam 2011)
A book of one of the greatest matches in Summerslam history, will have to include the storyline between John Cena and CM Punk, who collided for the Undisputed WWE Championship at Summerslam with Triple H as a Special guest referee. Both wrestlers were WWE Champions at that point of time, and Triple H as the COO, put their title on the line at Summerslam to crown just one winner, just how it is supposed to be. CM Punk defeated John Cena to become the champion, however, Alberto Del Rio cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on the same night against Punk to become the new WWE Champion.
3. Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Summerslam 2002)
Known as the Cerebral Assassin in the WWE business, Triple H has battled with almost every single WWE legend of his time. In the year 2002, the biggest party of the Summerslam witnessed former best friends Triple H and Shawn Michaels battling in a gruesome unsanctioned street fight match. Both the icons collided with full force, however, Michaels won after pinning Triple H by putting his reversing Pedigree attempt into a jack-knife roll-up. Post the match, Triple H hit Michaels with a sledgehammer twice.
4. John Cena vs Brock Lesnar (Summerslam 2014)
Summerslam 2014 witnessed John Cena entering Supplex City in the main event. The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar destroyed John Cena and forced him to reconsider his famous ‘Never Give Up!’ tagline. The pay-per-view event will be remembered as one of the most one-sided beat-down matches in the history of Summerslam, as Lesnar executed 16 German suplexes on Cena, in the match, to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
5. Finn Balor vs Seth Rollins (Summerslam 2016)
Summerslam 2016 marked Summerslam event as the introductory event of WWE Universal Championship title for the first time. Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley created a new championship, the WWE Universal Championship. Finn Balor battled with The Architect Seth Rollins for the inaugural Universal Championship match. With the victory over Rollins, Balor became the inaugural WWE Universal Champion on that night, which catapulted him into being counted as a rising WWE star in the future.
Summerslam is bouncing back once again with some exciting and electrifying matches on the card. WWE Universe is curiously waiting to witness to acknowledge one of the most popular WWE wrestling events of all time. So will there be trouble in Viper Ville paradise or The Architect will enter Supplex City. Let’s find out next week.