SummerSlam

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SummerSlam is a pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. It is one of the big four pay-per-view events produced by WWE. It is often said to be WWE's second biggest show of the year, after WrestleMania. The event occurs in mid to late-August.


Events

Event Date City Venue Main Event
SummerSlam (1988) August 29, 1988 New York City Madison Square Garden The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) vs. The Mega Bucks (Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant) with special guest referee Jesse Ventura
SummerSlam (1989) August 28, 1989 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage and Zeus
SummerSlam (1990) August 27, 1990 Philadelphia, PA Spectrum The Ultimate Warrior (c) vs. Rick Rude in a Steel Cage match for the WWF Championship
SummerSlam (1991) August 26, 1991 New York City Madison Square Garden Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa, and General Adnan in a 2 on 3 handicap match with special guest referee Sid Justice
SummerSlam (1992) August 29, 1992 London, England Wembley Stadium Bret Hart (c) vs. The British Bulldog for the WWF Intercontinental Championship
SummerSlam (1993) August 30, 1993 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Yokozuna (c) vs. Lex Luger for the WWF Championship
SummerSlam (1994) August 29, 1994 Chicago, IL United Center The Undertaker vs. "The Undertaker"
SummerSlam (1995) August 27, 1995 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Civic Arena Diesel (c) vs. King Mabel for the WWF Championship
SummerSlam (1996) August 18, 1996 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Vader for the WWF Championship
SummerSlam (1997) August 3, 1997 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena The Undertaker (c) vs. Bret Hart for the WWF Championship with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee
SummerSlam (1998) August 30, 1998 New York City Madison Square Garden Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) vs. The Undertaker for the WWF Championship
SummerSlam (1999) August 22, 1999 Minneapolis, MN Target Center Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) vs. Mankind vs. Triple H for the WWF Championship with Jesse Ventura as the special guest referee
SummerSlam (2000) August 27, 2000 Raleigh, NC Entertainment and Sports Arena The Rock (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. Triple H for the WWF Championship
SummerSlam (2001) August 19, 2001 San Jose, CA Compaq Center Booker T (WCW) (c) vs. The Rock (WWF) for the WCW Championship
SummerSlam (2002) August 25, 2002 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum The Rock (c) vs. Brock Lesnar for the Undisputed WWE Championship
SummerSlam (2003) August 24, 2003 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena Triple H (c) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Nash vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Goldberg in an Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship
SummerSlam (2004) August 15, 2004 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Air Canada Centre Chris Benoit (c) vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship
SummerSlam (2005) August 21, 2005 Washington, D.C. MCI Center Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels
SummerSlam (2006) August 20, 2006 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden Edge (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
SummerSlam (2007) August 26, 2007 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship
SummerSlam (2008) August 17, 2008 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse The Undertaker vs. Edge in a Hell in a Cell match
SummerSlam (2009) August 23, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Jeff Hardy (c) vs. CM Punk in a Tables, Ladders, & Chairs (TLC) Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
SummerSlam (2010) August 15, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Team WWE (John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, R-Truth, and John Morrison) vs. Team Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver, and Darren Young) in a seven-on-seven tag team elimination match
SummerSlam (2011) August 14, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena (c) for the Undisputed WWE Championship
SummerSlam (2012) August 19, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
SummerSlam (2013) August 18, 2013 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center John Cena (c) vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship with special guest referee Triple H
SummerSlam (2014) August 17, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center John Cena (c) vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
SummerSlam (2015) August 23, 2015 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
SummerSlam (2016) August 21, 2016 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar
SummerSlam (2017) August 20, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
SummerSlam (2018) August 19, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
SummerSlam (2019) August 11, 2019 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Scotiabank Arena Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
SummerSlam (2020) August 23, 2020 Orlando, FL Amway Center Braun Strowman (c) vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere match for the WWE Universal Championship
SummerSlam (2021) August 21, 2021 Las Vegas, NV Allegiant Stadium Roman Reigns (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. John Cena for the WWE Universal Championship
SummerSlam (2022) July 30, 2022 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
SummerSlam (2023) August 5, 2023 Detroit, MI Ford Field Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso in Tribal Combat for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship and recognition of Tribal Chief of the Anoa'i family

(c) denotes champion heading into match.