WWE puts SummerSlam second on its list of the biggest pay-per-view shows and rightly so. This is an event that has given fans of professional wrestling some incredible moments to savor over the years. SummerSlam is now returning for its latest editions and it would be an understatement to say that fans are excited to see what is in store for them this year. The biggest names in wrestling will make their way to a packed Barclays Center. To see your favorite superstars and divas headline an epic show, book your SummerSlam tickets and get ready for an adrenaline pumping event.
SummerSlam is back and it promises to be a show for the ages. Your favorite stars from the biggest professional wrestling company in the world will step inside the Squared Circle and put on a show like only they can.
A Little History
World Wrestling Entertainment was known as the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s. Its biggest rival during that time was Jim Crockett Promotions which also happened to be a member of the NWA, the National Wrestling Alliance. The dynamics of the industry were very different from what they are today. That was a time of evolution and the sport was trying out and implementing new things.
Crockett launched his extremely successful event "Starrcade" in the year 1983. The owner of the WWE, Vince McMahon was forced to react and he came up with a show of his own in the year 1985. It was called "WrestleMania." It turned out to be an even bigger hit and eventually forced Crockett out of business who sold the company to Ted Turner. Turner rebranded the company as WCW.
Vince McMahon being the visionary that he is, started to replace his company's closed circuit programming with pay-per-view shows. As a result of that, he decided to add the number of PPV shows that the WWE had on its annual calendar. The second pay-per-view that was added to the list was "Survivor Series" in 1987. That was followed by the "Royal Rumble" in January of 1988 and then came "SummerSlam" in August of 1988.
The Inaugural SummerSlam
The first edition of SummerSlam was held on August 29, 1988 at the iconic Madison Square Garden. There were a total of ten matches on the card. One of the highlights of the event was the match between the Honky Tonk Man and the Ultimate Warrior for the Intercontinental Championship. Honky Tonk came into SummerSlam as the defending champion. He had held the title for fourteen months, the longest Intercontinental Championship reign of all time. The Ultimate Warrior ended the run in just 31 seconds to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
The main event pitted the tag team of the Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage against the duo of Andre the Giant and Ted DiBiase. Savage and Hogan's tag team was known as The Mega Powers and they won that match in the end with Jesse Ventura acting as the special guest referee.
The first SummerSlam was a major success and that set the wheels in motion for it to go and become the extremely popular show that it is right now.
The SummerSlam Venues
From 1988 to 2008, SummerSlam was held in different venues. From 2009 it began to call the Staples Center its annual home. That arrangement lasted till the SummerSlam of 2014. From 2015, SummerSlam moved to the Barclays Center and that has been the case ever since then.
All SummerSlam events with the exception of the 1992 edition, have been held in North American venues. In 1992; however, it was held at the Wembley Stadium in London. It was an unforgettable SummerSlam event in the show’s history. The highlight was the match between Bret Hart and the British Bulldog. The latter won the match in front of his home crowd and many call it the best match in SummerSlam history.
SummerSlam tickets 2018 are in demand and it is easy to see why. WWE is now building towards "The Biggest Party of the Summer" and no stone is being left unturned to make it an incredibly successful show.
Barring injuries or other unforeseen incidents, fans will get to see the best in the business perform. Stars like Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, Seth Rollins, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Randy Orton, Nia Jax, Jeff Hardy, Carmella, Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman and Bobby Roode, among others will be there for the SummerSlam this year.
If you are a fan of professional wrestling, then get ready to be a part of "The Biggest Party of the Summer" by booking your SummerSlam tickets now.
Summerslam Tickets Prices
Currently the average price for Summerslam tickets is $206. The date and location for this event is 19-Aug-18 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn. The minimum get-in price for Summerslam tickets is $19.
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