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The Revolution of Wrestling: The History of SummerSlam

Posted by Hayley Graham On August - 20 - 2009
In 1988, WWF needed help. Vincent Kennedy McMahon was facing his first major competition in the form of the Jim Crocket Promotions (also known as WCW.) Viewers were disappearing, money was being lost and fans were falling out of love with the art of wrestling. Something needed to be done. That something was SummerSlam. In August of that year, the first ever SummerSlam was broadcast from Madison Square Gardens. As they say, the rest is history. From titles to ladders, tag teams to controversy, SummerSlam has played host to it all, giving us some of wrestling's most memorable moments over it's 22 year history. In this slideshow, we will look back over the annals of SummerSlam, from it's humble beginnings to it's current form. Sit bac...

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