Classic PPV Review – SummerSlam 1992

The 1992 edition of SummerSlam was the fifth annual, featuring matches such as Ultimate Warrior vs Macho Man Randy Savage for the WWF Championship, and Bret Hart vs British Bulldog for the Intercontinental Championship.

The second one is a big deal because this took place in London, England at Wembley Stadium. The 80,000+ members of the crowd loved seeing one of their hometown boys main event the show. As they should have – Bulldog vs The Hitman is phenomenal.

The event kicked off with The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) (w/ Paul Ellering) taking on Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster). There were two dark matches before this, but it’s been over twenty years. They’re more than irrelevant, at this point.

LOD versus Money Inc. was fine. Those are two great teams. Hawk, Animal, DiBiase, and I.R.S were all tight as hell inside the squared circle. They’re legends for a reason.

Oh, also – LOD made this dope ass entrance on a few sweet hogs.

After that, Nailz and Virgil went for four minutes in a match that I could not have cared less about. Virgil sucks, in the ring, and as a person. That dude is trying to get people to donate to a go fund me account, just because he wants to be a millionaire. Such a jabroni.

He’s lucky he’s hilarious. And to anyone who donates to that – you should be shot in the face.

I’m right smack dab in the middle for this next one – HBK vs Rick Martel in a match where neither man was to hit the other in the face. That is a hilarious stipulation, and I love HBK, but I could live without Martel. Never been a fan.

I pushed through this match, though. It wasn’t the worst, but it was nowhere near the best.

Martel rolls HBK up (courtesy of WWE.com)
Martel rolls HBK up (courtesy of WWE.com)

Next up – The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) faced off with The Beverly Brothers (Blake and Beau Beverly) for the WWF Tag Team Championships. This match was stunningly boring. I was never a fan of Earthquake, or Typhoon.

They were a couple of fat slobs, who liked to throw their weight around. What am I supposed to be into? They were never interesting to watch, if you ask me.

After that stinker, we were treated to Crush vs Repo Man. Wooooooooo! (sarcasm alert)

At least this one was less than six minutes long.

Okay. We’ve reached a match that is actually worth writing about – Ultimate Warrior versus Macho Man for the WWF Championship.

NOTE: I was going to write it out, but then I discovered that some generous YouTuber put together this package of the drama leading up to Savage vs Warrior. Why read me write about it, when you can watch it happen?

The match itself was as good as you’d expect. Macho Man was always on his game, but the same could not be said about Warrior. From what I understand, if you got a good match out him, then you were lucky.

That makes sense. Warrior was an incredibly jacked man, but he was also incredibly limited between the ropes. That’s me being generous, by the way, because – well – he’s dead.

(Courtesy of WWE.com)
How great is this picture? (Courtesy of WWE.com)

Moving on – The Undertaker took on Kamala next in a four minute time killer.

Obviously, the dead man won.

What else is there to say?

(Courtesy of WWE.com)
(Courtesy of WWE.com)

Finally, we’ve reached the main event – Bret Hart vs British Bulldog for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. I’m not going to write about this. It needs to be seen on its own. It’s too good for me, someone who’s not a wrestler, to really get out anything of merit, anyway.

So, here you are, for your viewing pleasure:

Joseph Finnegan
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