SummerSlam Spectacular

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SummerSlam Spectacular
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GenreProfessional wrestling
Created byVince McMahon
StarringWorld Wrestling Federation roster
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3
Production
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)World Wrestling Federation
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Original releaseAugust 18, 1991 (1991-08-18) –
August 22, 1993 (1993-08-22)

SummerSlam Spectacular is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Three separate specials aired on the USA Network, one week prior to that years respective SummerSlam.

During this period of time, the WWF regularly ran specials to promote their pay-per-view events. Similar to this series, March to WrestleMania ran the week prior to that years WrestleMania and Survivor Series Showdown before Survivor Series.

SummerSlam Spectacular (1991)[edit]

SummerSlam Spectacular (1991)
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateJuly 29, 1991
(aired August 18, 1991)
CityWorcester, Massachusetts
VenueCentrum in Worcester
Attendance14,221
SummerSlam Spectacular chronology
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Next →
1992

SummerSlam Spectacular (1991) aired on the USA Network on August 18, 1991 (taped July 29, 1991) from the Centrum in Worcester in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1]

No. Results[2] Stipulations Times
1 Hawk defeated Brian Knobbs (w/ Jimmy Hart) Singles match 9:12
2 Bret Hart defeated The Barbarian Singles match 12:00
3 Irwin R. Schyster defeated Mark Thomas Singles match 2:01
4 The British Bulldog, The Dragon & The Texas Tornado defeated The Orient Express (Kato & Tanaka) & Sato (w/ Mr. Fuji) Six-man tag team match 10:31
5 Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Col. Mustafa & Gen. Adnan) by disqualification Singles match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship 6:42
6 The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated Ray Garcia & Russ Greenberg Tag team match 2:15
7 Virgil defeated Masked Wrestler (w/ Sensational Sherri & Ted DiBiase) Singles match 4:52
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

SummerSlam Spectacular (1992)[edit]

SummerSlam Spectacular (1992)
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateAugust 11, 1992
(aired August 23, 1992)
CityNashville, Tennessee
VenueNashville Municipal Auditorium
Attendance~7,500
SummerSlam Spectacular chronology
← Previous
1991
Next →
1993

SummerSlam Spectacular (1992) aired on the USA Network on August 23, 1992 (taped August 11, 1992) from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.[3]

Although Bret Hart was the WWF Intercontinental Champion, his match against Skinner was a non-title match.

No. Results[4] Stipulations Times
1 Ric Flair (w/ Mr. Perfect) defeated El Matador Singles match 16:30
2 Tatanka defeated Kato (w/ Mr. Fuji) Singles match 8:40
3 Nailz defeated Ken Wayne Singles match 3:48
4 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Randy Savage & The Ultimate Warrior by countout Tag team match 12:00
5 Rick Martel defeated Joey Maggs Singles match 2:43
6 Kamala (w/ Harvey Wippleman & Kim Chee) defeated Burt Stiles Singles match 2:31
7 Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster & Ted DiBiase) (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch & Bushwhacker Luke) Tag team match 5:50
8 Bret Hart defeated Skinner Singles match 5:51

SummerSlam Spectacular (1993)[edit]

SummerSlam Spectacular (1993)
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateAugust 16, 1993
(aired August 22, 1993)
CityPoughkeepsie, New York
VenueMid-Hudson Civic Center
Attendance~3,000
SummerSlam Spectacular chronology
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1992
Next →

SummerSlam Spectacular (1993) aired on the USA Network on August 22, 1993 (taped August 16, 1993) from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.[5][6] In August 2019 the event was added to the WWE Network as part of the Hidden Gem section.[7]

Although Yokozuna was the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, his match against Jim Duggan was a non-title match.

In the main event, tag team steel cage match for the WWF World Tag Team Championship, both members of the team needed to escape the cage in order to win. If one member of the team escaped the cage, he could re-enter.

No. Results[8] Stipulations Times
1 Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Jim Duggan Singles match -
2 Razor Ramon defeated Blake Beverly Singles match 6:11
3 Tatanka & The Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn) defeated Barry Horowitz, Reno Riggins & The Brooklyn Brawler Six-man tag team match 7:04
4 Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel) (c) defeated Bob Backlund Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship -
5 Marty Jannetty defeated Dwayne Gill Singles match 3:21
6 The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) (c) defeated Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster & Ted DiBiase) by escaping the cage Tag team steel cage match for the WWF World Tag Team Championship -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWF Summerslam spectacular 1991". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  2. ^ "WWF SummerSlam Spectacular « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  3. ^ "411MANIA". The Name on the Marquee: Summerslam ’92 – The Summerslam You Thought You’d Never See. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  4. ^ "WWF SummerSlam Spectacular « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  5. ^ "411MANIA". Raw Retrospective: Summerslam Spectacular 08.22.93. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  6. ^ Coulson, Steve (2019-08-01). "EXCLUSIVE: WWE Hidden Gems Continuing – Road To Summerslam Show Ft. The Steiners In A Steel Cage Coming To WWE Network". WWE Network News. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  7. ^ Coulson, Steve (2019-08-02). "Full List of WWE Network Additions (08/01/2019): Summerslam Spectacular 1993 and Smackdown Live". WWE Network News. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  8. ^ "WWF SummerSlam Spectacular « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2019-08-21.