WWE: Who Are Mr. And Ms SummerSlam?

WWE wrestling stars Sasha Bank (R) and Charlotte Flair (L) fight during a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) women's fight at the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, on November 3, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
WWE wrestling stars Sasha Bank (R) and Charlotte Flair (L) fight during a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) women's fight at the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, on November 3, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

With SummerSlam coming up in a few weeks, we’ve decided to take a look back at just who the reigning Mr. and Ms. SummerSlam.

Being part of the four big events put on by WWE: WrestleMania, the Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series being the other three, many matches have gone down in history as being some of the best of certain wrestlers’ entire careers at SummerSlam.

In the summer, chasing that ‘moment’ at the biggest party of the summer becomes just as important as chasing that famed WrestleMania moment of old.

Many Superstars have had incredible moments at SummerSlam, but perhaps no other male and female wrestlers have locked in as many successful title defenses, wins, and incredible memories to last a lifetime, then these two individuals.

Mr. SummerSlam: Edge

The Ultimate Opportunist, Edge, doesn’t need any specific event to leave a mark. Edge has left his imprint on the entirety of professional wrestling as a whole; there is absolutely no doubt about that, and going into SummerSlam, 2021, we have no doubt that the memories he’ll leave behind at this event will be nothing short of spectacular, rest assured.

If you ask how I know for sure, let’s just say I have it in good faith, but in addition, I ask…has Edge ever been disappointed? I think not, dear readers.

All we need to do is take a look back not only at his whole catalog of matches and at the plethora of events he’s headlined but at his record specifically at SummerSlam.

As has been previously covered by bleacherreport.com, Edge is a Triple Crown Champion at the annual event. He has defended successfully and/or won the Intercontinental Championship, the WWE Championship, and the WWE Tag Team Championship respectively at SummerSlam and over the long years of his storied career.

TLC anyone?

His overall record is of course 8 wins and 2 losses, but even in losing, Edge found a way to have the lasting impression once the event was over and done with.

He once lost a tag match early on, but his loss to the Undertaker is still talked about today. It was in 2008 that he faced none other than the Undertaker, in which after his loss, Taker ushered him to the fiery depth of hell—quite literally, as we have already mentioned in an earlier article.

In the end, Edge takes the proverbial cake when it comes to overall performances at the annual event and for very good reason, we hope we’ve proven.

Ms. SummerSlam: Charlotte Flair

Now opposed to Edges 8-2 record, this woman, this Queen of the Ring, Charlotte Flair, has a perfect record at SummerSlam.

“It’s true, it’s true,” to coin a phrase from Kurt Angle. Just take a look at her stats. And when you’re done taking a look at her stats…take a look at some of the matches she’s put on at that event or any other and tell me if she doesn’t scare the skin off your bones for how intense she is.

I’m not exaggerating. Pound for pound, frame by frame, Charlotte Flair is certainly the Greatest Of All Time…G.O.A.T personified in the women’s division and it’s in her athleticism, delivery, conviction, and ability to sell. She’s the total package.

And sure, there are a lot of epic female wrestlers on the WWE roster and others that are absolutely epic, when it comes to what they do in the ring and on the microphone, but Charlotte takes her very own slice of the proverbial cake I mentioned above. She’s certainly in a league all her own.

Epic memories from her SummerSlam performances overall include these whoppers: 1) Facing none other than Carmella and Becky Lynch in a triple threat to win the SmackDown Women’s Title (2018); 2) Facing the Hall of Famer, herself, Trish Stratus, obviously defeating her (2019), and 3) Who can forget her win against Sasha Banks at SummerSlam 2016?

The match speaks for itself and laid the groundwork for years to come. A match of reference—a clinic, essentially—for any wrestler who is seeking inspiration, and a fan seeking thrills unfolding in the ring and on their screens. Many risks were taken in that match… “high-risk maneuvers,” as good old JR would have said. He actually tweeted back then, stating of the match: “… (Charlotte Flair & Sasha Banks) taking way too many chances IMO. Admire their spirit but… ”

Now talk about setting the bar.

And although her recent title reign only lasted about 24 hours or so, it doesn’t seem like Charlotte is likely to take Nikki A.S.H. defeating her for the Raw Women’s Title laying down. Many are speculating that she will seek revenge and maybe it’ll happen on the road to SummerSlam or at the event itself.

Epic moments and memories to come from both

As always, it all remains to be seen, but what can be hoped, is that Mr. and Ms. SummerSlam deliver as they always have.

With Edge and Seth Rollins set to collide in spectacular fashion, the hopes can be high—very high—as I’ve already suggested. As far as being in good hands, we most definitely are when Rollins and Edge are concerned.

Next. Edge talks about Money in the Bank. dark

And as far as the Raw Women’s Title, we still need to see if Charlotte will challenge Nikki A.S.H., but she’s sure to find a way to make a memory and keep her undefeated streak at SummerSlam intact. If it isn’t against A.S.H., we’re sure she’ll manage something that’ll stay etched in our minds for years to come.