1. Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H – SummerSlam 2002
It was calendar year 2002 and Shawn Michaels built his comeback to the WWE ring soon after lacking four a long time due to major back again medical procedures. On his return the to start with conflict Shawn experienced was with his shut friend Triple H.
Shawn seemed extraordinary in this struggle and, despite getting away for four a long time, he didn’t skip a beat. Due to this, Triple H rose to prominence and established himself as a single of the leading WWE Superstar.
Shawn triumphed in the contest that night time, but Triple H prevailed in the war since of his sledgehammer blow to Michaels’ back pursuing the contest. The two-yr enmity amongst these legends commenced with this.
This match is certainly just one of the finest SummerSlam matches of all time!
2. Brock Lesnar vs The Rock – SummerSlam 2002
This match is recalled as the ‘Night Brock Lesnar Despatched the Rock Packing to Hollywood’. At the time, it was a significant offer for WWE to get Brock Lesnar to facial area The Rock for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam 2002.
A title combat versus a legend in the key occasion of the second-major present of the 12 months is anything that extremely handful of rookies have ever experienced just four months immediately after producing his debut. Lesnar was the best star to make investments in with this sort of a prospect, according to WWE.
Soon after interference from Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman, The Wonderful One particular shed his title to Brock Lesnar. The Rock was no for a longer period the youngest WWE Champion ever immediately after this defeat. Brock Lesnar set up himself as The Beast of WWE and he is however the youngest WWE Champion in the record of WWE.
3. John Cena vs Randy Orton – SummerSlam 2007
The legendary feud among Randy Orton and John Cena commenced with this battle that lasted until 2013. The Legend Killer attempted to dethrone Cena at SummerSlam 2007 so that he could win his initial WWE Championship. Even the enthusiasts supported Orton to gain through this time.
Though Orton and Cena had excellent chemistry together, there ended up moments when they brought out the worst in a single yet another.
This showdown at SummerSlam 2007 will normally be remembered as 1 of the best ones, and in spite of a few close phone calls, John Cena managed to keep the WWE Championship by hitting his signature FU.
4. Edge vs Seth Rollins – SummerSlam 2021
Edge defeated Seth Rollins at the 2021 SummerSlam in one particular of the most tensed contests at any time fought at SummerSlam.
Even while Edge and Rollins have been at odds for a even though, their heated feud commenced soon following Rollins thought that Edge stripped him off the opportunity to operate for the Universal Championship.
Edge utilized a crossface submission in the centre of the ring but Rollins was effective in breaking the maintain. The Hall of Famer frequently banged Seth’s head on the mat and then used a modified sleeper to secure the victory.
Edge triumphed at the summer’s leading opposition, hinting he may well have re-entered the race for the Common championship.
5. The Undertaker vs JBL – SummerSlam 2004
As he defended the WWE Championship against The Undertaker, recently topped Winner John Bradshaw Layfield experienced a hard endeavor forward of him.
It was the Undertaker’s first try at the WWE Title considering that his famous comeback at WrestleMania 20 as the fabled “Deadman” persona.
Regardless of staying knocked out in the course of the championship match, the referee was in a position to stand up in time to rule Undertaker out for hitting JBL in the head with the WWE Championship title belt.
Submit-match, The Undertaker rightly took his revenge as The Deadman choke slammed JBL as a result of the limo!