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Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Eyes On WWE: 30 Greatest Matches At WWE Summerslam (14-1)

By @Phranchize19

Of course, it's only right to close this thing out as it should be. Let's take a look at the last 14 matches on this list. What ranks no. 1? Keep reading and find out.

14. John Cena vs Randy Orton WWE Championship
Summerslam 2007

-They’ve had two title matches at this event but their 2007 match is classic. Orton pushed Cena further than any challenger had done before him. Both men relatively in their prime made for a great main event.

13. Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk
Summerslam 2013

-The Best vs The Beast. This may be Lesnar’s best outing since returning to WWE. Punk took everything Lesnar had and kept coming back for more.

12. Randy Orton vs Christian 
World Heavyweight Championship
No Holds Barred
Summerslam 2011

-Orton and Christian had amazing chemistry. Their feud sort of ended with this match and it did not disappoint. Orton gets the win in this classic.

11. CM Punk vs Jeff Hardy
World Heavyweight Championship
TLC Match
Summerslam 2009

-A gem that saw the end of Jeff Hardy and his great 2nd coming in the WWE. This was a great send off for Jeff, as he would lose the title and move on after a rematch on Smackdown. Taker returning at the end was also a good moment.

10. Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon
Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
Summerslam 1995

-The return match from Wrestlemania 10. This is the only good match from that dreadful 1995 card. Shawn defeats his demons and wins this thrilling encounter.

9. Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar 
WWE Championship
Summerslam 2003

-This match often gets overlooked but it’s a classic. I feel it’s better than their WM match. Kurt Angle makes Brock tap out for the first time in his career.

8. Hardy Boyz vs Edge and Christian vs Dudley Boyz
WWF Tag Team Championship TLC 1
Summerslam 2000

-The first ever (officially because the “triangle Ladder Match” at Mania may as well have been a TLC match) TLC match. It was fantastic and it didn’t disappoint minus the fact that the Hardyz should’ve won this match.

7. Kurt Angle vs Stone Cold
WWF Championship
Summerslam 2001

-Kurt Angle had one of his finest performances ever. I think he raised a lot of eyebrows with his performance here. He truly looked like an American hero even though he only wins by DQ.

6. Mr. Perfect vs Bret Hart 
Intercontinental Championship
Summerslam 1991

-The first singles title match for Bret Hart against an injured Mr Perfect. When one thinks of an IC title match, this should pop up. Perfect had a serious back injury and still performed fantastically. Bret Hart gets the win.

5A. Triple H vs The Rock vs Kurt Angle
WWF Championship
Summerslam 2000

5B. John Cena Vs Daniel Bryan WWE Championship
Summerslam 2013

-I had to put two matches here. First, the triple threat match in 2000. Adding Kurt Angle to The Rock vs Triple H rivalry was genius. Kurt takes a nasty bump but finishes the match anyway. Second, John Cena vs Daniel Bryan. This is a personal favorite of mine because I was happy to see Bryan achieve the impossible all while beating the golden boy Cena CLEANLY.

4. Triple H vs Shawn Michaels
Non Sanctioned Match
Summerslam 2002

-A fight plain and simple. I had doubts coming in that HBK would have a little rust but he came through and showed out. Triple H sold this story perfectly. Shawn wins but Triple H is the only one who walks out.

3. Triple H vs The Rock 
Intercontinental Championship 
Ladder Match
Summerslam 1998

-This is the greatest one on one Ladder Match I’ve ever witnessed. This match literally was the definition of stealing the show. Triple H gets the win here.

2. Bret Hart vs British Bulldog Intercontinental Championship
Summerslam 1992

-One of the best matches ever. The first and only time that the IC title would main event this show and it exceeded the hype. Bulldog defeated his brother in law in front of his hometown crowd.

1. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart
WWF Championship
Steel Cage Match
Summerslam 1994

-Not only the greatest Cage match ever but the greatest match in the history of Summerslam. This was such a great match the story among other things makes it great.



  1. Great list. Think you could do a similar list for Survivor Series?