The 25th annual WWE Summerslam is just around the corner and it looks like it could be a good PPV. Brock Lesnar and Triple H have created a solid build-up to their match despite a relatively small amount of on-screen time together and the WWE Championship match could be interesting due to the triple threat angle. The World Heavyweight Title bout between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio has been cancelled and undoubtedly there will be a few twists and turns before it is reinstated for the PPV. The possible show-stealer is Chris Jericho against Dolph Ziggler and although it hasn’t had the greatest build-up, it has the potential to be a match-of-the-year candidate.
Any one of those matches would do well to be compared to some of the legendary feuds and battles that have taken place over the last 24 Summerslam events. But which ones are the best?
10. Kurt Angle Vs Brock Lesnar – 2003
The Kurt Angle/Brock Lesnar feud had everything: classic matches, great promos and solid storylines. Both men had traded the WWE Championship and the role of heel and face since the beginning of the year. The two had the finale match at WrestleMania 19 and at Vengeance the two went one-on-one once more when Kurt Angle emerged as the champion.
Brock Lesnar demanded a re-match and at the next PPV, Summerslam, the two met again. Kurt Angle went into the event with everything against him. Mr McMahon was backing the ‘Next Big Thing’ and when he hit Angle with a chair the referee was incapacitated and so Lesnar was not DQ’d. Lesnar twice went for an F5 but the second time he was countered by Angle, who struck with an ankle lock, to which Lesnar had to tap out.
It was an exceptional 20-minute match that highlighted why these two worked so well together.