WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart, WWF Intercontinental Championship; Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin, Steel Cage Match: Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Mankind, Los Barucas vs. DOA, ...
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WWF Championship: Shawn Michaels vs. Vader, Boiler Room Brawl: Mankind vs. The Undertaker, Tag Team Championship: Smoking Gunns vs. The Godwins vs. The New Rockers vs. The Bodydonnas, Jerry... See full summary »
First World Wrestling Federation pay per view ever outside of North America as it took place in London's Wembley Stadium. Matches for this pay per view included the classic Intercontinental... See full summary »
WWF Title: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, WWF Intercontinental Title: Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin, Kane vs. Mankind. The Leigon of Doom, Ken Shamrock & Ahmed Johnson vs. The Nation of Domination. Davey Boy Smith, Doug Furnas, Philip LaFon & Jim Neidhart vs. Goldust, Vader, Marc Mero & Steve Blackman, The Truth Commission vs. The Disciples of Apocalypse. The New Age Outlaws & The Godwinns vs. The ... See full summary »
WWF Title: Bret Hart vs. Diesel; Shawn Michaels, The British Bulldog, Ahmed Johnson & Sycho Sid vs. Yokozuna, Razor Ramon, Owen Hart & Dean Douglas; The Undertaker, Henry Godwinn, Savio ... See full summary »
The wedding of Randy Savage & Elizabeth. Also, Hulk Hogan & The Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa & Gen. Adnan, WWF Intercontinental Title: Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart, WWF ... See full summary »
WWF Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WWF IC Champion The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock, WWF European Champion Triple H vs. Owen Hart, WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws ... See full summary »
Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant, WWF Intercontinental Title: The Honky Tonk Man vs. The Ultimate Warrior, WWF Tag Team Title: Demolition vs. The Hart Foundation,... See full summary »
The Ultimate Warrior, The Rockers and Jim Neidhart vs.Andre the Giant, Bobby Heenan, Arn Anderson & Haku, Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts & Demolition vs. Ted DiBiase, The Powers of Pain & Zeus, ... See full summary »
WWF Champion Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage, WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart, WWF Tag Team Champions Money Inc. vs. The Natural Disasters, The Undertaker vs. Jake Roberts, The Nasty ... See full summary »
The sixth annual Royal Rumble battle royal, with the winner being awarded a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania IX, WWF Title: Bret Hart vs. Razor Ramon, WWF Intercontinental Title: Shawn ... See full summary »
The tenth annual Royal Rumble battle royale, with the winner to recieve a WWF Title shot at Wrestlemania XIII, WWF Title: Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels, WWF Intercontinental Title: Hunter ... See full summary »
WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart, WWF Intercontinental Championship; Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin, Steel Cage Match: Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Mankind, Los Barucas vs. DOA, Goldust vs. Brian Pillman, L.O.D. vs. The Godwins, WWF European Championship: The British Bulldog vs. Ken ShamrockWritten by
The tenth annual event of the same name, this was the final SummerSlam to use the classic orange and yellow italicised and underlined logo in block caps which had been used since its' 1988 inception. See more »
Before the match between The Disciples of Apocalypse and Los Boricuas, Vince McMahon calls it a 10 man tag team match, when he should have said 8 man tag team match. See more »
SummerSlam 1997 was one of many great PPV events in 1997 (a fantastic year for the WWF). It had great matches throughout.
At the time of this PPV, The Hart Foundation had been feuding with stars such as Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels and there were some strong happenings in this event.
One good match pitted the late British Bulldog VS Ken Shamrock in a match where the Bulldog would eat dog food if he lost. An entertaining match-up.
The late Owen Hart faced Steve Austin in a match memorable for the fact that Owen nearly ended Austin's career (by accident). Despite what people say, it was not intentional on Owen's part;it was an accident which does happen in wrestling. Worrying about it, especially when Austin made a full recovery, is pointless.
Hart Foundation member, the late Brian Pillman faced Goldust in a match where Pillman would have to wear a dress if he lost. He lost-and wore a dress on subsequent WWF PPV events.
The best match of the night was Bret Hart VS WWF Champion The Undertaker in a match officiated by special referee Shawn Michaels. The stipulation was that if Bret Hart lost, he would never be allowed to wrestle on American soil again. It was a strong match and the presence of Hart's enemy Shawn Michaels added to the match. In the end, Bret Hart took the WWF Title for a fifth time thanks to inadvertent help from Shawn Michaels. This would be Bret Hart's last SummerSlam appearance.
SummerSlam '97 is worth checking out.
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