It's been over 25 years since a double main event headlined the
3rd annual SummerSlam in 1990 and nearly 17 years since Jesse Ventura refereed
his second SummerSlam main event in 1999. Those two moments are just a sample
of the excitement that was contained in arguably SummerSlam's greatest decade; the 1990s.
The 90s is when WWE's first summertime pay-per-view truly came to
be the company's second biggest show of the year. If it weren't for the
memorable moments and historical landmarks that took place in the 1990s,
SummerSlam would not be what it is today.
While the event was born in the 80s and would continue throughout the next 3
decades, it was in the 90s when SummerSlam's foundation was laid.
Hall Of Famers like Bret Hart, Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Mr.
Perfect, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and plenty more helped contribute to
the event's reputation, making the annual August PPV a must-see,
In honour of the 29th annual SummerSlam heading our way from Brooklyn, New York
in just a couple of months time, let's take a look back at the top 10 moments from the
decade that boosted the event to a level almost on par with Vince McMahon's
greatest attraction, WrestleMania.
SummerSlam is branded "the biggest
event of the Summer" and the following 10 moments helped establish that...
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