10 Best WWE SummerSlam Moments Of The 90s

Looking at the events that helped lay the SummerSlam foundation...

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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.

Legends and 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, blockbuster event.

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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