For WWE SummerSlam 2014 to surpass the greatest event in the pay-per-view's history, Brock Lesnar will have to outdo the night he first became world champion.
The latest SummerSlam's main event is set—Lesnar vs. John Cena. Can that bout be as captivating as Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog, Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker or Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk?
SummerSlam's timeline is chock-full of classics, but it's not without its forgettable snoozers. A great SummerSlam has far more of the former and a slim helping of the latter.
The following list ranks every version of the summer show based on how entertaining and memorable the undercard was and the excellence of the main event. The number of big moments are factored in as well.
Lesnar and Cena's names come up often toward the top of the list. It begins, though, with the inaugural edition of the event.