WWE SummerSlam has been home to some truly epic battles in its 27 years of existence.
Bret Hart's matches against Mr. Perfect and the British Bulldog earned him the reputation of wrestling's best worker, while the Ladder match between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon in 1995 proved a suitable followup to their WrestleMania X classic.
The Rock and Triple H elevated their games in 1998, while Tables, Ladders & Chairs stole the show and made bigger stars of the Dudley Boyz, Edge and Christian and the Hardy Boyz two years later.
John Cena has two five-star classics on his SummerSlam resume in matches against Daniel Bryan and CM Punk, the latter having his own epic encounter in the form of a TLC World Heavyweight Championship match against Jeff Hardy in 2009.
With so many outstanding matches in the annals of SummerSlam history, there are sure to be contests that were quite excellent but were overshadowed by bigger or more historic bouts on the same shows.
The 2014 SummerSlam card appears to be one of the best in recent memory, and with so many high-profile bouts slated for the show, there are sure to be matches that join those overshadowed and underrated matches.
In preparation for the August 17 event, and in celebration of the contests that have wowed audiences but have been forgotten over time, here is a look back at seven of the most underrated matches in SummerSlam history.