SummerSlam never felt more like a WrestleMania than it did in August 1992. The fifth annual SummerSlam is one of the most fondly remembered events bearing its name, largely due to the fact that 80,000 fans jam-packed an outdoor football stadium, an entirely different atmosphere than any other SummerSlam before or after. If you ever wonder why fans clamor so loudly for a WrestleMania to take place in London, you can find Exhibit A in the SummerSlam section on your WWE Network app.
Additionally, the monumental double main event for the two singles championships do a mighty job of coloring in the supercard. Macho Man Randy Savage's WWE Championship defense against The Ultimate Warrior was laced with intrigue, thanks to a story wherein one of the two babyface superheroes was alleged to be in cahoots with Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect. In the other, Bret Hart would defend the Intercontinental gold against real-life brother-in-law Davey Boy Smith, the company's top European draw for reasons that may have had something to do with his "British Bulldog" nickname.
In many ways, SummerSlam 1992 is a two-match show, but what a duo they turned out to be. Even in murky times, WWE could still deliver a powerful show, and this is the primest of examples.
Here are ten facts about SummerSlam 1992 you may not have known.
Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.