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25 Interesting Facts About the Last 25 Summerslams

25 Interesting Facts About the Last 25 Summerslams

Summerslam 2012 marked the 25th annual Summerslam, and over the course of those 25 Summerslams, there have amazing matches, remarkable moments, and interesting history. Here are 25 facts and statistics compiled from around the internet about the last 25 Summerslams.

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1. The wrestler with the most SS victories is the Undertaker, 9.

2. The wrestler(s) with the most SS losses are: Undertaker, Triple H, Y2J, Cena, Booker T, and Jeff Hardy. They all have 5 losses at the Biggest Party of the Summer.

3. Of the 226 matches that I counted (including dark matches and Heat matches), there were a grand total of 37 title changes through every SS that has occurred. 35 were in one on one matches, while two titles were changed in matches where more than one title was up for grabs. (IC Title and Women’s Title in 2008-Santino and Beth def Kofi and Mickie James and the IC Title and European Title in 1999-Jeff Jarrett def D-Lo Brown to win both the European and IC titles.)

4. Most main events- Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Undertaker: 4 each.

5. Years no title changed hands: 1993, 1996, 2003, 2006, 2007

6. Title changed most often through SS:  Intercontinental Title, 13 times.

IC title

7. Title changed least (that still exists): The US Title, 1 time. (A wrestler whose name escapes me def. Orlando Jordan, SS 2005)

8. The Tag Titles have exchanged hands 5 times at SS. (1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2001)

9. The WWE title has exchanged hands 5 times at SS. (1997, 1999, 2002, 2011, 2011)

10. The World Heavyweight Title has exchanged hands 4 times at SS. (2001, 2004, 2009, 2011)

CM punk 2009 summerslam

11. The IC Title has exchanged hands 13 times at SS. (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008)

12. The Divas Title has exchanged hands 3 times at SS, twice as the Women’s title. (1995, 2008, 2010)

13. The US Title has exchanged hands only once at SS. (2005)

14. Summerslam records that fans would be happy about: Great Khali (0-3), Mabel (0-3)

15. Summerslam records that fans will hate: Andre the Giant (0-2), Dolph Ziggler (0-2-1), Booker T (0-5)

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16. Kurt Angle (5-1) and Edge (8-2) had impressive SS records, while Jeff Hardy was winless (0-5) and Matt Hardy was almost as ineffective (1-4).

17. Shawn Michaels’ 6-4-1 SS record was much better than his Wrestlemania record of 6-11. Maybe he should have been called Mr. Summerslam, but Undertaker may have something to say about that.

18. Cities with the most Summerslams: NYC- 3 and LA -5 including this year’s SS. Of those 8 SS events, SS 1998 was the best-attended with a cumulative gate of 21,588, almost 22K.

19. Weirdest match: SS 1992, a Match between “The Model” Rick Martel and Shawn Michaels for the affection (valet services) of Sensational Sherri, where neither man was allowed to contact the other man’s face. It ended in a double count-out.

20. Kurt Angle’s medal and the Million Dollar Belt were among the prizes that contestants wrestled for besides the numerous championship belts that have been on the line at various Summerslam events.

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21. Hulk Hogan (6-0), Ultimate Warrior(5-0), and Tatanka (3-0) are all undefeated at SS.

22. Biggest SS crowd ever assembled was at the infamous SS 1992 in Wembley Stadium with over 80K people in attendance. The smallest crowd for a Summerslam was SS 2008 from Canseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana with 12,480 in attendance. Both Undertaker and Shawn Michaels were active in both ppvs: UT and Shawn Michaels both wrestled in SS 1992, while UT wrestled and HBK was involved in an in-ring segment with Y2J in 2008.

23. In the early and mid-2000s, SS was the birthplace of the youth movement. Brock Lesnar became the youngest wrestler to ever win the WWE title, winning it while 25 at SS 2002, and Randy Orton surpassed Lesnar’s feat by winning the WWE title while 24 at SS 2004.

Brock first title Summerslam 2002

24. The first and last MITB cash in at SS was in 2011 when Alberto Del Rio beat CM Punk for the WWE Title. Some speculate that if Christian wins on Sunday, we may see Sandow do the same and claim the World Heavyweight Title.

25. Further devaluing the Tag Titles, the belts that crown the best tag team in the WWE have only been defended twice at SS over the past 10 years (including this year’s card), in 2009 and 2012.

 

(This article originally appeared on WrestleNewz.com.)