Venue: Wembley Stadium in London, England
The 80,335 that packed Wembley Stadium that summer knew they were in for something special. It was the British Bulldog, Danny Boy Smith, squaring off against his brother-in-law Bret Hart for the WWF Intercontinental Title.
Emotions ran high for both the Bulldog and Hart that night as Diana Hart-Smith, Bulldog's wife and Bret's sister, watched from the crowd. Smith was accompanied by boxer Lennox Lewis who carried a British flag down to the ring.
The expectations for this match were surpassed as Bret and Smith locked up for one of the most epic 25 minutes in wrestling history. It was a back-and-forth affair, seeing Bulldog's power moves being matched by Hart's picture perfect fundamentals. Near the end of the bout, the Bulldog managed to escape Bret's Sharpshooter and throw Hart against the ropes. Hart ran back at Bulldog and attempted a sunset flip which would then be countered. Smith stopped the flip, grabbed Hart's legs, and pinned him for the victory.
Bret and Bulldog would later embrace at the match's end and were subsequently joined by Diana Hart-Smith. It was a perfect ending to a perfect match.
Not only is this matchup considered one of the greatest in SummerSlam's history, but perhaps one of the greatest matches of all-time.