Top 5: Best SummerSlam Matches of All-Time | FightBoothPW
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Frank Anguiano fightfanaticpod As a fan, SummerSlam has always held a special place in my heart. The first wrestling tape I ever rented was that of SummerSlam 91 and since coming to FightBooth, I have not been shy about my love for Summerslam. I even did power rankings last year. Post link if you can find it. That being said, you might think deciding on my Top 5 matches would be hard. The thing I love so much about this match was they made you believe that Shawn Michaels, wrestling his first match in four years, was in legitimate jeopardy in this match.
After all he was coming back from a back injury that was career ending and many of our last memories was him trying to grit through his pain in his WrestleMania XIV match with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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Any wrong movement and Shawn may be crippled. I bought it hook, line, and sinker. Yet despite Shawn not having a match in four years, he was unbelievable that night. Diving off the top rope through tables, dropping an elbow off the ladder, and making Triple H look like a killer that night.
In the end, a dramatic series culminated in Shawn reversing a Pedigree into a jackknife pin for the three count, only for Triple H to bend a sledgehammer across his back. It was an incredible story that led to two years worth of great battles, but these two did their best that night. Punk had pissed Hardy off so much that Hardy wanted to beat the crap out of him just as much as he wanted to win the title, and that came across so well here.
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Unlike most Jeff Hardy ladder matches, which are usually one dangerous spot after another, this is the kind of ladder match where you are convinced that these two want to beat the legitimate crap out of one another. They built the spots really well here. They sold the spot like Hardy were legitimately injured for a moment and put him on a stretcher, only to have Hardy rip off his neck collar.
In the end, Punk managed to catch Hardy with a kick to his injured ribs and toss him off the ladder and claim the victory.
Perfect to win the Intercontinental title SummerSlam 91 As I said earlier, SummerSlam 91 is the first wrestling tape I ever rented, back when people did that sort of thing. It is quite possible that I have seen this match more times than I have any other match, and why not? It is a technical masterpiece between two of the best in ring performers ever, who also had incredible chemistry with one another.
Bret was on his first big singles run and he looked great. But then Perfect turned the tide and started working him over. Without at least the threat of blood, the genre has just made me lose interest. After all, not everyone can be Bret and Owen. These two were under strict instructions to not get blood going into their cage match at SummerSlam 94, but somehow, they used to make this one of the best cage matches ever.
This was old school WWF cage rules, meaning the only way to win was by escape. They used to their advantage, using many near escapes and climbing to set up some great spots, including a superplex from the top of the cage, an incredible spot in any era. Even twenty-five years later, the match keeps me at the edge of my seat.
The finish off this match was a classic. Bret was in the midst of an excellent run with the IC title and for the first time, the secondary title was given the spot in a main event.
Bret had promised Vince they would deliver and did they ever! Bulldog in returned survived the Sharpshooter, the crowd in Wembley Stadium roaring the whole time. The finish is still classic. A series of false finishes culminated and Bret going for a sunset flip in the middle of the ring, but Bulldog dropped down and hooked the legs for the three count.
It is a still classic match between two brothers in law in an understated, yet emotional storyline. Hulk Hogan wrestled in 7, for comparison. He is a legend, an athlete of historic significance. In this world, Daniel Bryan is the ultimate underdog.
Small, hairy, with years in the minor leagues and coming off having spent months believing himself to be the weak link in a tag team with Kane. In the broader wrestling world, one in which WWE, while the most profitable promotion is almost never the one with the best matches, Bryan Danielson is arguably the best wrestler alive. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has the most globally recognized year end awards list, looking to evaluate every promotion across the world.
The Most Outstanding Wrestler Award is given just for in-ring ability, without reflection of the box office significance of the matches. Bryan Danielson has won 5 times.
For comparison, Kenta Kobashi, who might win a vote of worldwide wrestling fans as the greatest wrestler of all time, won twice.
John Cena has not won, and, to my eye, is not one of the best wrestlers in the world. Then you missed the one Funkadactyl shooting on the one Uso. The inclusion of Triple H as guest referee places this match within the broader McMahons Explode storyline that looks to be headed for Wrestlemania. It should be on a very short list of the best WWE matches of the year.
Brock Lesnar And this match should be right next to it. This is a storyline match; a solid professional wrestling story, solidly delivered. Paul Heyman, for my money the best non-wrestler in wrestling during my now more than 30 years of watching, is a manipulative manager. One of his clients, CM Punk, wanted to split with him amicably — and that caused Heyman to have him whacked, or the wrestling equivalent thereof, by another of his clients, Lesnar. His performance, however, particularly in the ring, has been better than one could have hoped given his layoff and mercurial personality.
Alberto del Rio v. Christian Injuries and an ill-timed jump to rival promotion TNA derailed any possibility Christian may have had to reach the main event status of his now retired longtime partner Edge; but his work, nearly regardless of circumstance, remains rock solid.
Damien Sandow This was a weird breakup — WWE writers, with such a high content burden, are generally loathe to move away from easy comedy, there looked to be another 3 months of sketches left from this team which was pulled from television rotation long before the official breakup at the Money in the Bank PPV Sandow won the secondary MITB briefcase in what, to date, is the best WWE match ofby taking out Rhodes. Cody is now a mustachioed babyface, which, if it sounds like an unlikely contradiction, is.
Ambrose keeps over RVD in the pre-show. The top two matches make this an absolutely must watch; in event history there have only been two SummersSlam with two 4 star matchesthere is a solid opportunity for this show to match those.
The Top 25 SummerSlam matches of all time, ranked | WWE
The match times are approximate and they are followed by my star ratings for all of the 3 stars and up matches. Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free 9.
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