WWE SummerSlam’s Greatest Ever Performers

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As SummerSlam 2015 draws nearer, Daily DDT looks at the 15 greatest performers at the summer spectacular to determine who is Mr. SummerSlam…

SummerSlam is the second biggest event on the WWE calendar, dominating its summertime storytelling and attracting widespread marketing opportunities, as well as huge crowd support. On a special occasion such as this, superstars raise their game to new heights, as unlike some PPVs that are interchangeable and quickly replaced, SummerSlam is an institution, and being ingrained in its history as one of its most celebrated performers is a quick way to earn a competitor immortality. To be successful at this event is to etch your name into a 28-year legacy of incredible matches and moments, and some have made their mark on SummerSlam so many times that they have become synonymous with its success.

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Those select few have the honor of being the summer’s most valuable players, who when August approaches kick themselves into high gear to mark their names in history. Those that recognize the significance of the event they grace, and so step up their game to levels they might not have even considered they could. They are a group who come to life when the sun is high and the night’s are short, and have made SummerSlam a second home due to how comfortably they are capable of shining on its grand stage. But, when it comes down to which of these men stand above their colleagues, it becomes a very contentious situation.

Undoubtedly, all fifteen of the following superstars have experienced tremendous success and longevity at SummerSlam, some spanning decades in its fabled spotlight. Thus all have a rightful claim to the title of Mr. SummerSlam, yet only one can emerge from the crowded group to hold it. It is a moniker not to be handed out lightly, so every one of the hundreds of competitors in the events storied past has been considered based on number of matches, percentage of victories, quality of performance and significance of their matches to produce the ultimate list of SummerSlam’s 15 Greatest Performers.

Honorable Mentions

  • Batista
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Christian
  • Big Show
  • The British Bulldog
  • “Macho Man” Randy Savage
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin

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