The next SummerSlam will mark the 30th anniversary of the biggest party of the Summer. It started in 1988 at Madison Square Garden and the event has traveled across the United States and abroad. There have been some major main events and these are the top 5.
Undertaker won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania and Edge spent the next several months driving the “Deadman” crazy by regaining the belt and always finding a way to leave as champion. The final meeting was set for Hell in a Cell, where Undertaker spent the final five minutes toying with Edge until finally getting the three count. Post-match, he climbed a ladder and chokeslammed Edge through the canvas and possibly to hell. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] CM Punk was starting to make some noise while Jeff Hardy was preparing for his WWE exit. Toss in two talented wrestlers with a TLC gimmick and watch magic happen. They didn’t disappoint and the final spot was highlight reel worthy. On the outside, Hardy climbed to the top rung of a ladder and went for the swanton bomb on Punk. At the last moment, Punk moved and Hardy’s reckless style cost him another chance with the title. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] This might be the moment where John Cena went from full-time to part-time WWE employee. Many fans believed Brock Lesnar would leave WWE Champion as there wasn’t much to accomplish after ending Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak. From the moment the bell rang, it was all Lesnar. He almost won the title with an early F5. About a dozen suplexes later and another F5 was all Cena could take. After a 10 year hiatus, Lesnar was again WWE Champion. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] Only once has SummerSlam left the United States and it wan’t even in Canada. WWE visited England’s Wembley Stadium with a main event for the ages. Bret Hart dropped his Intercontinental Championship to fellow family member the British Bulldog. Fans showed both men respect, but where clearly on the side of the hometown boy. The Bulldog secured the biggest win of his career as over 80,000 fans rejoiced. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] Brock Lesnar shocked the world when he ended Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak. Over a year had passed and Undertaker never mentioned the loss. Then, Undertaker returned and not even the entire WWE roster could separate these two. Undertaker gave Lesnar everything and still couldn’t keep him down. Finally, a low blow allowed for another tombstone and Undertaker got his revenge. [Image: Photo via WWE.com]