There are a lot to pick from. WWE has a long history with big pay per view events, to the point where there are a Big Four pay per views. Several of them have been around for over thirty years and that means there is a lot of history to pick from with them. We are coming up on the thirty second edition of Summerslam and WWE thinks it’s time to look back at some of its history.

WWE has posted a new video to its Twitter account, counting down the Top Five Summerslam main events in the show’s history. The matches are all singles matches and run throughout the various decades of the show. Several of them involve title changes and all but one are for a World Title. One of them even includes a major gimmick match which rarely takes place in WWE.

There are a lot of memories here. Check out the countdown:

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that I could watch all day as WWE knows how to brag about its past. There are all kind of matches that have main evented the pay per view over the years and it covers a lot of ground. Some of the matches might be a bit out of order, but that is always going to be the case with something like this. The top choice is far from bad, though I would have swapped in #2 instead.

Which of these matches is the best? What did WWE leave off? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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