We take a trip across the pond to the UK here, despite it being my home country, to London. SummerSlam was hosted at Wembley Stadium under the sun. WWE need to start having PPVs back in England! It’s been 13 years now!
Date – 29th August 1992 (aired on 31st August 1992)
Venue – Wembley Stadium, London, England
Attendance – 80,355
Shawn Michaels (with Sensational Sherri) vs Ricky Martel
These two former tag team partners came together, after Shawn famously threw Martel through Beefcake’s barber shop window. Both were rolling up each other and holding their tights at one point – I’ve never seen so much bum cheek in one match – especially with Sherri’s attire!
This was very athletic, but it wasn’t the best match in wrestling terms. Sherri pretended to faint, which made both Michaels and Martel attend to her. Soon, their attentions turned to each other though, as they both got counted out. Sherri was taken to the back by Shawn first, then Rick, then Shawn again after attacks from both on each other. Martel did ‘revive’ her with a bucket of water though in the end. I found this far too cringey though.
The Beverly Brothers (Blake and Beau Beverly) (with The Genuis) vs The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) for the WWF Tag Team Championships
*sigh* How the hell did Earthquake and Typhoon get the tag titles?! I hate them so much! The Beverly Brothers actually had control in the opening stages as we saw some great double team moves from Beau and Blake.
Typhoon finally tagged in Earthquake, and they got the win pretty quickly to retain the Tag Team titles. I didn’t actually mind this! Most of the match was taken up by The Beverly Brothers being on the attack, so we didn’t see much offence by Typhoon and Earthquake.
The Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage for the WWF Championship
I found it weird at first that they had the title match so soon on the card, but then I realised what the main event was. But it did still feel very early for the World Championship match.
There was confusion around whether Mr Perfect would be in either man’s corner, and at the start of the match, it still wasn’t clear who Perfect was siding with, as he was no where to be seen.
Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior were both gaining near falls on each other in a very intense match up. Warrior had an injured neck, and Savage had an injured back which set the tone for the rest of the match. As Savage had the advantage, Mr Perfect and Ric Flair made their way down to the ring. It turned out that Mr Perfect sided with The Ultimate Warrior (at first), as he pulled the leg of Randy Savage when the referee was not looking. Another curveball was thrown when Randy Savage went to revive the referee from outside the ring. Warrior was in the ring, but Ric Flair hit him with brass knuckles. Savage hit the elbow from the top, and Warrior kicked out, which even surprised me!
The Ultimate Warrior had look to have won it when he was about to hit the Ultimate Splash – Ric Flair was there again to stop him, but with a steel chair. Randy Savage was confused by what was actually going on (as was I!) in regards to Perfect and Flair, but he decided to hit the Elbow from the top rope. He changed his mind, and went down towards Flair, but he got hit with a chair.
The match ended via count out in favour of The Ultimate Warrior, but that didn’t stop Flair from getting the WWF Champion in a figure 4 outside the ring. He tried to hit Savage with a steel chair, but Warrior stopped him, and chased him out of the arena. It was a cool match to watch, but I didn’t have a clue what was going on for the most of it. It was so confusing! Warrior help Savage up at the end, and presented him with the title.
The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) vs Kamala (with Harvey Wippleman and Kim Chee)
It was great to see the classic Undertaker again. Early on, he hit Kamala with the Old School, but Kamala soon gained control outside of the ring. That momentum didn’t last though as they got back in the squared circle.
Chee and Wippleman attacked The Undertaker during the match, as they realised it wasn’t going to plan, to end it by disqualification. Kamala continued the attack after the bell, and he hit the worst dives from the top rope ever! The Undertaker soon sat up in the ring, which scared Kamala, to run to the back.
British Bulldog vs Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship
It was clear to see who was going to win this. Leaving the Intercontinental match till last, with The British Bulldog in? This was just a great end to end wrestling match. Why can’t we have these matches these days?!
Towards the back end of this, both men were kicking out of great moves (which are seen as weak moves these days), and it was keeping me intrigued! Bret Hart managed to apply the Sharpshooter to The Bulldog, but he managed to get to the ropes. The British Bulldog finally got the win, after collapsing onto Hart, to get the pin to win the Intercontinental Championship in front of his home crowd. What a match! Bulldog’s wife and Bret’s sister, Diana, joined both men in the ring to celebrate, after Hart previously declined a handshake.The fireworks in the back ground managed to top off a great night!
Overall it was a pretty cool Summerslam, but I was so confused for most of it! Having it under the sun in the early parts was pretty cool too. The main event was by far the best match on the card. The WWF Championship match came close to that, but Mr Perfect and Ric Flair confused the hell out of me at first! Do you guys remember SummerSlam 1992?! If so, let me know on twitter! Thanks again for reading guys, and make sure you return tomorrow to see my recap of SummerSlam 1993!