The 10 Best WWE Championship Matches in SummerSlam History

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The 10 Best WWE Championship Matches in SummerSlam History
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In just a few weeks, World Wrestling Entertainment will roll into the Staples Center in Los Angeles for its annual summertime blockbuster, SummerSlam.

This year, John Cena will defend his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan in a match many expect to go down as one of the greatest in the long and storied history of the event. Bryan has set the wrestling world on fire, stealing nearly every show he has been a part of for the last six months and garnering a groundswell of fan support.

Cena has been his typically solid self, delivering main event quality bouts against the likes of Ryback and Mark Henry just months after a match of the year candidate against CM Punk on Raw.

Expectations are high for the WWE title bout but no one can know for sure whether or not they will be met. There is a great deal of mystery surrounding the match, including who will leave California with the title in their possession.

What is not a mystery, however, is that SummerSlam has produced a number of truly great WWE Championship matches in the past, some of which have gone on to define the event. Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk and John Cena have all taken to the stage to showcase their talents and all have left SummerSlam better off because of it.

These are the ten greatest WWE Championship matches in SummerSlam history.

Will Bryan vs. Cena be able to make its presence felt on this list in the future? Fans will have to wait until August 18 to find out for sure. For now, enjoy this look back at some of the greatest matches in the history of the summertime spectacular.

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