The 2022 WWE SummerSlam is set to take place on the 30th of July and the PPV is hyped as always especially with the event being headlined by Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship but before getting into the 2022 edition of the PPV, let’s take a trip down the memory lane and look at some of the best matches from SummerSlam that we will never forget.
1. Daniel Bryan vs John Cena – SummerSlam 2013
Re-watched Bryan vs Cena at Summerslam 2013.
Wow, what a match. pic.twitter.com/g0NgILgxSk
— Wrestling Should Be Fun (@WSBFun) May 9, 2021
This SummerSlam 2013 main-event matchup cemented Daniel Bryan as a megastar in the WWE universe. Once the bell rang, the action was just thrilling to watch. It was a champion vs an underdog and Cena got carried away by that as he seemed overconfident. As for the fans, they were in full swing chanting Bryan’s name as he used his brilliant wrestling and striking skill to overcome a WWE legend. After the fight got over, the 2013 MITB winner Randy Orton cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to take the glory away from Bryan. What happened after the fight is history as Bryan continued his meteoric rise to stardom.
2. Shawn Michaels vs Triple H – SummerSlam 2002
Triple H vs Shawn Michaels from summerslam 2002 is arguably one of the best matches in Summerslam history. The buildup was phenomenal as the return of HBK succeeded. This was the perfect way to bring him out of retirement. The match itself had awesome storytelling and psychology pic.twitter.com/xzg3gtTGxk
— Samster203 サミー・カラフ (@KhalafSammy) July 31, 2020
Shawn Michaels returned to WWE at SummerSlam 2002 to take part in a violent grudge match between him and his former best friend Triple H. The Game dominated the fight in its early stages targeting HBK’s back. Everyone thought that it was over for Michaels, but HBK fought his way back into the fight as the blood flowed warriors pushed each other to their limit. The ending was quite dramatic, with Michales getting the win out of nowhere. It was a proud moment and HBK made sure he helped Triple H heel up following his celebration.
3. Undertaker vs Edge – SummerSlam 2008
7. Undertaker vs Edge – SummerSlam 2008 (August 17, 2008) This was the first HIAC match under the PG rating and it’s still the best one under that rating. Undertaker and Edge pulled out all the stops for this one. Edge and Taker exchanged attacks using the steel steps with… pic.twitter.com/tOba0zVXUx
— Old School Jason (@Shoryuken91) October 29, 2020
The fight between The Undertaker and Edge back in SummerSlam 2008, is hands down THE BEST Hell in a Cell Match of all time as The Undertaker proved why he is known as the King of the Cell. Early in the match, Undertaker was put through a table with a chair-assisted elbow drop by Edge. The R-rated Superstar performed multiple spears on the Taker, one through the cell panel which broke the cell, and the other one was through the announcers’ table. Edge then landed the third spear when both of them entered the ring for a near-fall. Things changed when Edge tried to perform the Old School on Undertaker. The Phenom reversed it with a chokeslam from the top rope and a Tombstone Piledriver then ended the match giving Undertaker the victory. As he was leaving the ring, he saw Edge moving a bit so he went back and choke slammed Edge off a ladder through the canvas. This match ended with the commentator saying “Edge has been sent to hell”!
4. Owen Hart vs Bret Hart – SummerSlam 1994
— Doug Rush (@TheDougRush) March 2, 2022
The 1994 SummerSlam featured a fight between two of the best fighters in the Hart family, Bret “The Hitman” Hart & Owen Hart in a steel cage fight for the championship belt. Bret took on the early advantage in the fight with his iconic DDTs. Owen, who could not do much damage to his opponent, tried to escape the ring whenever it was possible but couldn’t find his way out. At one point in the fight, both wrestlers tried to climb over at the same time but neither of them could find their way out and ended up exchanging punches while standing on the top rope. Owen tried to get out of the cage from the main door but Bret stopped him by pulling him back with his hair. Owen then performed a piledriver and started climbing the cage but somehow Bret was back on his feet and suplexed his cousin into the ring from the top of the cage. The match ended with Bret throwing Owen into the steel cage which trapped Owen’s leg to the cage bars making it easy for Bret to climb over the cage and win the fight.