The Evolution of WWE’s Summerslam: 25 Years of Pain Revisited


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After an incredibly physical and brutal Table, Ladders and Chairs match for the World Heavyweight Championship, new champ CM Punk stood over a befallen Jeff Hardy when suddenly the lights in the arena went out. When they came back on, Jeff Hardy’s broken body was no longer on the canvas—The Undertaker’s was. Rising up off the ring, he throttled the new champ and drove him through the canvas with a chokeslam, signaling his presence as a new challenger to the belt.



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With CM Punk and John Cena facing each other in the main event in a world title unification bout, we were guaranteed to see a new champion by the end of the night. Only, it wasn’t Punk or Cena. It was Alberto Del Rio. At the closing of the match viewers saw Punk pin Cena despite his foot being on the ropes, a returning Kevin Nash stormed the ring and powerbombed new unified champ Punk unconscious. Seeing this as a golden opportunity, Alberto Del Rio cashed in on his ‘Money in the Bank’ clause, which allowed him to challenge for any title at any time, and quickly disposed of and pinned Punk to run out of the arena as the new champ.

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