With SummerSlam 2020 right around the corner, it is time to look back at the illustrious history of this event that was inaugurated, 33 years ago. The tradition of hosting the show in summer remained intact giving the superstars an opportunity to shine bright and cement their legacy.
Let’s take a look back at some of the most dominant performers who dominated the pay-per-view event, over the years and earned the right to be called Mr. SummerSlam.
Mr. Summerslam Contenders – From Triple H To Brock Lesnar
The Queen knows when or how she has to take her A-game to a new level as SummerSlam appears to be one of those shows. Charlotte Flair holds a 4-0 record in four marquee matches at the show.
Her SummerSlam debut took place alongside Paige & Becky Lynch in a Nine-Woman Tag Team Match that marked the debut of the Women’s Evolution. She followed up with a win over bitter rival Sasha Banks to capture the Women’s Title, next year. The following year, she snatched the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Becky Lynch while pinning Carmella in a thrilling Triple Threat Match. Last year, Flair submitted Trish Stratus in a match that went down from the WWE Hall of Famer’s hometown of Toronto.
The WWE Hall of Famer has a better record than most of his colleagues when it comes to SummerSlam. Hart was part of three major matches at the PPV event. Bret vs. Mr. Perfect in ’91, vs. The British Bulldog in ’92 and vs. his brother Owen inside the cage in ’94 (which is often dubbed as the best SummerSlam match of all time) are these three bouts. In addition to this, we should mention the ’97 main event classic against The Undertaker while maintaining an incredible win/loss record at the summer showcase.