The Revolution of Wrestling: The History of SummerSlam

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The Revolution of Wrestling: The History of SummerSlam

In 1988, WWF needed help.

Vincent Kennedy McMahon was facing his first major competition in the form of the Jim Crockett Promotions (also known as WCW).

Viewers were disappearing, money was being lost and fans were falling out of love with the art of wrestling.

Something needed to be done.

That something was SummerSlam.

In August of that year, the first-ever SummerSlam was broadcast from Madison Square Garden.

As they say, the rest is history.

From titles to ladders, tag teams to controversy, SummerSlam has played host to it all, giving us some of wrestling's most memorable moments over it's 22-year history.

In this slideshow, we will look back over the annals of SummerSlam, from it's humble beginnings to it's current form.

Sit back, relax and relive the journey of the biggest party of the summer!

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