Throwback Thursday Recap: SummerSlam 1992, WrestleMania X and more

Over the past three months, Balls and Brawls has relived some of WWE’s finest and no so great pay-per-views over the years and in case you missed any, here is a full recap of the 2016 Throwback Thursday series.

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SummerSlam 1992 was the first WWE pay-per-view to take place outisde if North America image:

First up in this year’s series of Throwback Thursday was the biggest SummerSlam in history as ever 80,000 flocked to London’s Wembley Stadium to witness one of the greatest matches ever as hometown man British Bulldog defeated Bret Hart to win the Intercontinental title.

Macho Man Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior battled it out in a WrestleMania VII rematch but this time with the WWE Championship on the line, Shawn Michaels went to war with Rick Martel and much more.


Three new champions were crowned in ten matches at Armageddon 1999 image:

In the height of the Attitude Era, Armageddon 1999 saw the boss himself Vince McMahon take on son-in-law Triple H in the main event after The Game married his daughter Stephanie in Lag Vegas which would mark the birth of the McMahon-Hemsley era.

Also in front of a sold out crowd in Fort Lauderdale, Rock n’ Sock looked to capture Tag Team gold from the New Age Outlaws, Kane and X-Pac went to war inside a Steel Cage and an evening gown pool match for the Women’s Championship


No Mercy was the October tradition between 1999 and 2008 image:

With the return of No Mercy for the first time eight years, Throwback Thursday looked back on the last No Mercy event in 2008 when World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho battled it out with Shawn Michaels in a classic Ladder match.

Jeff Hardy looked to win his first WWE Championship as he went head-to-head with The Game Triple H in another thrilling championship match, while Big Show’s massive right hand brought him a shock win over The Undertaker.


Money in the Bank 2011 took place at the Al State Arena in Chicago image:

It was all about CM Punk in his hometown of Chicago at Money in the Bank as the Straight Edge Superstar looked to win the WWE Championship on the final night of his contract as he battled John Cena in a thrilling main event.

Christian got his tactics spot on against Randy Orton to become a two-time World Heavyweight Champion after taking away The Viper’s championship advantage and Mark Henry’s Hall of Pain was open for business as he put away The World’s Largest Athlete Big Show.


Rey Mysterio became just the fourth man to start and win a Roayl Rumble match image:

Just three months after the sudden passing of Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio paid homage to his late friend as the biggest underdog overcame 29 other men to win the Royal Rumble match and book his World Championship match at WrestleMania 22.

Edge looked to retain the WWE Championship against John Cena, after beating the leader of the Cenation just a few weeks prior by cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and Kurt Angle came face to face with The Deadman after a hard-fought win over Mark Henry.


Badd Blood was the 18th installement of the In Your House pay-per-views image:

19 years ago history was made at Badd Blood: In Your House as Undertaker and Shawn Michaels stepped inside the first ever Hell in a Cell and it would be HBK who came out on top thanks to a debuting Kane attacking his brother.

Owen Hart won the Intercontinental Championship by defeating Faarooq after Stone Cold Steve Austin was forced to vacate after suffering a neck injury at SummerSlam and The Rock led Nation of Domination to victory over the Legion of Doom in a 3-on-2 Handicap match.


Brock Lesnar battled John Cena in his first WWE match in eight years image:

For the first time in eight years, Brock Lesnar competed in a WWE match as the Beast battled John Cena in an Extreme Rules match, as Cena tried to get back to winning ways after a crushing loss to The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII.

Elsewhere, Sheamus put his World Heavyweight Championship on the line against former champion Daniel Bryan in a brilliant Two out of Three Falls match and WWE Champion CM Punk went to war with Chris Jericho in a Chicago Street Fight.


Backlash 2000 took place at the sold out MCI Center in Washington DC image:

After being screwed by Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 2000, The Rock overcame the odds to finally get his hands on the WWE Championship with victory over Triple H in the main event after a helping hand from Stone Cold Steve Austin.

We also witnessed Bubba Ray Dudley finally get his hands on Trish Stratus as he powerbombed her through a table, Crash overcame five other men to retain the Hardcore Championship and much more.


Survivor Series is the second longest running pay-per-view in WWE image;

30 years ago history was made in Richfield, Ohio as Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant continued their war at the first ever Survivor Series and this time it was Andre who came out on top in a 5-on-5 Elimination match after losing to the Hulkster at WrestleMania III.

We also got to see the best tag teams in action in a 10-on-10 Elimination match, Randy Savage led his team to victory over Honky Tonk Man and co. and the Jumping Bomb Angels shone in a Women’s Elimination match.


WrestleMania X was one of three times Madsion Square Garden hosted WrestleMania image:

The final Throwback Thursday of the series brought us back to 1994 and Madison Square Garden as Bret Hart overcame a loss to brother Owen in the opening but to win the WWE Championship in the main event in a double shift from The Hitman.

Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon decided who the one true Intercontinental Champion would be in a historic Ladder match, while Lex Luger came up short in his quest to capture WWE Championship after being screwed by Mr Perfect.

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