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A new Special Section has been added to the PWTorch VIP website this week featuring our coverage of Summerslam over the last three decades dating back to 1988. Below is the list of Summerslam features on our new Summerslam VIP Collection page. The links here won’t work without a username and password associated with a current VIP membership. You can become a VIP member for a limited time for just $1 with our 90 percent off sale.

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Over the next week, we will be adding two Summerslam Audio Roundtables per day to a Podcast RSS Feed (compatible with iTunes and popular podcast apps on iPhone and Android devices) that were recorded the night of each event led by PWTorch Wade Keller and two or three columnists. The shows begin in 2005 and end with last year’s 2016 Audio Roundtable.

SUMMERSLAM VIP AUDIO COLLECTION RSS FEED

http://www.pwtorch.com/site/feed/podcast/summerslam


VIP ROUNDTABLE PODCASTS


2016

SUMMERSLAM 2016 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW SUMMARY: PWTorch editor Wade Keller is joined by PWTorch columnists Bruce Mitchell, Pat McNeill, and Todd Martin discussing WWE Summerslam starting with the Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton match with the remarkable TKO finish and working backwards from there including the stellar John Cena vs. A.J. Styles match and then all the way through the pre-show.


2015

SUMMERSLAM 2015 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART ONE

SHOW PREVIEW: Wade Keller, Bruce Mitchell, Todd Martin, and Travis Bryant present an with in-depth pros and cons on finishes and match quality of Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollings vs. John Cena including Jon Stewart’s role.

SUMMERSLAM 2015 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART TWO

SHOW PREVIEW: Wade Keller, Todd Martin, and Travis Bryant break down the entire eight match undercard including Divas three-way tag, IC Title three-way, Owens-Cesaro, Sheamus-Orton, New Day’s title win, Stephen Amel’s tag, and more.


2014

SUMMERSLAM 2014 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: Wade Keller, Bruce Mitchell, and Travis Bryant discuss and dissect entire PPV start to finish including in-depth analysis at beginning on Cena-Lesnar main event, did Roman Reigns improve his standing, Steph-Brie, and everything else start to finish.


2013

SUMMERSLAM 2013 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: In this WWE Extreme Rules PPV Audio Roundtable, PWTorch columnists Bruce Mitchell and Pat McNeill and PWTorch editor Wade Keller rate and review entire event including in-depth discussion of two standout main events, controversial finish of Bryan vs. Cena, looking ahead to the impact of everything that happened, plus a look at the undercard, pre-show, and random other thoughts.


2012

SUMMERSLAM 2012 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: In this WWE Summerslam PPV Audio Roundtable, PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnists Bruce Mitchell and Pat McNeill discuss in great depth Lesnar-Hunter main event, plus walk through rest of the show including Cena-Punk-Show, Jericho-Ziggler, and the rest.


2011

SUMMERSLAM 2011 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: In this WWE Summerslam PPV Audio Roundtable, PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnists Pat McNeill and Bruce Mitchell discuss the event in-depth starting with Cena-Punk with Kevin Nash and Alberto Del Rio getting involved, then walking through in order the rest of the show.


2010

SUMMERSLAM 2010 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: In this WWE Summerslam PPV Audio Roundtable, PWTorch editor Wade Keller, PWTorch assistant editor James Caldwell, and PWTorch columnist Pat McNeill discuss the three-hour live event from start to finish including a surprising main event finish for Team WWE (John Cena & Edge & Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan & Bret Hart & R-Truth & John Morrison) vs. The Nexus (David Otunga & Skip Sheffield & Michael Traver & Darren Young & Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater & Wade Barrett), plus the return of Undertaker, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, and more. some non-clean finishes in couple title matches, and more.


2009

SUMMERSLAM 2009 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: PWTorch editor Wade Keller, PWTorch columnists Bruce Mitchell and Pat McNeill discuss the WWE Summerslam PPV. They march through the event in reverse-chronological order, discussing the likely reasons for the finishes and whether it seems like the right move, what the booking decisions indicate about where they’re headed, match quality, and more. C.M. Punk vs. Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton vs John Cena, DX vs. The Legacy, Kane vs. Great Khali, MVP vs. Jack Swagger, Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler, and more. Also, Keller tells Mitchell how sick and tired he is of him, and Dittohead McNeill offers to debate health care to calm things down (which Keller and Mitchell take a pass on).


2008

SUMMERSLAM 2008 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: PWTorch editor Wade Keller and columnists Bruce Mitchell and Pat McNeill disuss WWE SummerSlam beginning with the big two matches and then working backwards through the entire show with analysis of the matches, the finishes, and the overall booking approach including Undertaker vs. Edge, Batista vs. John Cena, Triple H vs. Great Khali, C.M. Punk vs. JBL, Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry, MVP vs. Jeff Hardy, and more.


2007

SUMMERSLAM 2007 DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW PREVIEW: PWTorch columnists Pat McNeill and Bruce Mitchell and Torch editor Wade Keller have a discussion about the WWE Summerslam PPV including John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Batista vs. Great Khali, Triple H vs. King Booker, C.M.Punk vs. John Morrison, and more.


2006

SUMMERSLAM 2006 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – FULL LENGTH

SHOW PREVIEW: The post-WWE Summerslam PPV Audio Roundtable features Torch editor Wade Keller and Torch columnists Bruce Mitchell and Pat McNeill covering John Cena vs. Edge, Ric Flair vs. Mick Foley, Batista vs. Booker T, Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton, DX vs. Vince & Shane McMahon, Big Show vs. Sabu, and more.

SUMMERSLAM 2006 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – RAPID-FIRE ANALYSIS

SHOW PREVIEW: WWE Summerslam PPV Rapid-Fire Audio with Torch editor Wade Keller and Torch columnist James Caldwell covering John Cena vs. Edge, Ric Flair vs. Mick Foley, Batista vs. Booker T, Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton, DX vs. Vince & Shane McMahon, Big Show vs. Sabu, and more.


2005

SUMMERSLAM 2005 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – FULL LENGTH

SHOW PREVIEW: PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnists Bruce Mitchell and James Guttman discuss WWE Summerslam in great detail starting with the Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels match and working backwards through the entire show including Cena-Jericho, Batista-JBL, Angle-Eugene, Rey-Eddie, Orton vs. Taker, Edge-Hardy, Benoit-Jordan, plus did Vince McMahon really tease a run for President of the United States?

SUMMERSLAM 2005 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – RAPID-FIRE

SHOW PREVIEW: PWTorch editor Wade Keller and PWTorch columnist Jason Powell discuss WWE’s Summerslam in rapid-fire fashion immediately after the ended running though each of the matches chronologically with quick thoughts on each including Hogan-Michaels, Cena-Jericho, Batista-JBL, Angle-Eugene, Rey-Eddie, Orton vs. Taker, Edge-Hardy, Benoit-Jordan.


NOTE: The PWTorch VIP podcasts began in late 2004, so the earliest Summerslam we covered in audio format contemporaneously was the 2005 event.



WAYBACK PLAYBACK

Every Sunday for several years Pat McNeill & Jim Valley present VIP members on Sunday’s with real-time audio commentary on a PPV event from pro wrestling’s past. Two times they have covered Summerslam – from 1998 and 1992. Those are included below as part of our Summerslam VIP Collection.


1998

SUMMERSLAM 1998 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART ONE

SHOW SUMMARY: How will Val Venis fare in his attempt to win the WWF European Title from D’Lo Brown?  Can Sean Waltman win his all-important hair versus hair match against Jeff Jarrett?  Will WWE Network be able to remove all traces of the Insane Clown Posse from The Oddities’ match?  Learn the answers to these and many more questions as hosts Pat McNeill & Jim Valley take you back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, with the first hour of WWF SummerSlam 1998? It’s the PWTorch Wayback Playback!

SUMMERSLAM 1998 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART TWO

SHOW SUMMARY: Mankind is ready to defend the WWF Tag Team Titles against the New Age Outlaws, but where is his tag team partner?  Speaking of partners, who will Sable choose as her teammate to help her fight Marc Mero & Jacqueline?  And, what happens when Owen Hart steps into the Lion’s Den to face Ken Shamrock?  Learn the answers to these and many more questions as hosts Pat McNeill & Jim Valley take you back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, with the second hour of WWF SummerSlam 1998.  It’s the PWTorch Wayback Playback!

SUMMERSLAM 1998 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART THREE

SHOW SUMMARY:  Will Triple H outlast The Rock in a ladder match to regain the WWF Intercontinental Title?  Can “Stone Cold” Steve Austin survive the challenge of The Undertaker to keep the WWF Heavyweight Title?  Can you even have a finish in the Attitude Era without somebody getting hit in the doodads?  Learn the answers to these and many more questions as hosts Pat McNeill & Jim Valley take you back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, with the thrilling conclusion of WWF SummerSlam 1998. It’s the PWTorch Wayback Playback!


1992

SUMMERSLAM 1992 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART ONE

SHOW SUMMARY: Can The Natural Disasters hang on to the WWF Tag Team Titles against The Beverly Brothers? Who will get punched in the face when Rick Martel squares off against Shawn Michaels? Will our hosts be distracted (again) by Sensational Sherri’s ring attire? Learn the answers to these and many more questions as hosts Pat McNeill & Jim Valley take you back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, with the first hour of WWF SummerSlam 1992. It’s the PWTorch Wayback Playback!

SUMMERSLAM 1992 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART TWO

SHOW SUMMARY: Will Crush get the better of Repo Man in a battle of former tag team partner? Can Randy Savage avenge his WrestleMania VII loss and defeat The Ultimate Warrior? Whose side are Ric Flair & Mr. Perfect on? Learn the answers to these and many more questions as hosts Pat McNeill & Jim Valley take you back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, with the second hour of WWF SummerSlam 1992. It’s the PWTorch Wayback Playback!

SUMMERSLAM 1992 DOWNLOAD/STREAM – PART THREE

SHOW SUMMARY: Will The Undertaker be able to put away the massive Ugandan giant, Kamala? Can Davey Boy Smith capture the Intercontinental Title from Bret Hart in London? Which WWE Hall of Famer is dropping in for a cameo appearance on the big show? Learn the answers to these and many more questions as hosts Pat McNeill & Jim Valley take you back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, with the conclusion of WWF SummerSlam 1992. It’s the PWTorch Wayback Playback!



PRO WRESTLING FOCUS

Wade Keller hosted the Pro Wrestling Focus radio show on KFAN from August 1991 to August 1993, and included coverage of the 1992 and 1993 Summerslams.

1992

SUMMERSLAM 1992 RADIO SHOW TALK – DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW SUMMARY: This is the August 23, 1992 episode of Pro Wrestling Focus featuring PWTorch editor Wade Keller with guests, PWTorch columnist Bruce Mitchell and wrestling historian George Schire, as they take live caller questions and on-site questions from fans at the Minnesota State Fair. They talk about Summerslam at Wembley Stadium (it had been taped already, but hadn’t aired in the U.S. yet), preview the WCW Clash, Bill Watts’s early leadership in WCW, and much more.

SUMMERSLAM 1992 RADIO SHOW TALK – DOWNLOAD STREAM

SHOW SUMMARY: This is the September 5, 1992 episode of Pro Wrestling Focus featuring PWTorch editor Wade Keller who delivers news of the week on Summerslam and WCW Clash of Champions and takes live calls for entire show. Topics included Road Warrior Hawk quitting WWE, Lightning Kid, Cactus Jack, the GWF-Torch controversy, British Nailz, and more.



PRO WRESTLING SPOTLIGHT

John Arezzi hosted the Pro Wrestling Focus radio show and has given PWTorch exclusive rights to feature his radio show library on the VIP website. Below is an episode that followed Summerslam ’91.

1991

SUMMERSLAM 1991 RADIO SHOW – DOWNLOAD/STREAM

SHOW SUMMARY: This is the September 1, 1991 episode of New York’s Pro Wrestling Spotlight Radio Show (#125) hosted by John Arezzi featuring a vintage interview with Jim Ross who discusses Ric Flair’s pending jump to the WWF, WWF Summerslam, WCW vs. WWF, UWF memories, state of wrestling industry, more with live callers.



SUMMERSLAM WRITTEN REPORTS

KELLER’S 1988 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS – PDF

KELLER’S 1989 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS – PDF

KELLER’S 1990 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS – PDF

KELLER’S 1991 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS – PDF

KELLER’S 1992 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS – PDF

KELLER’S 1993 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDFTEXT

KELLER’S 1994 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 1995 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS – PDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 1996 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSARTICLES

KELLER’S 1997 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSARTICLES

KELLER’S 1998 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 1999 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2000 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSARTICLES

KELLER’S 2001 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF

KELLER’S 2002 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF

KELLER’S 2003 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2004  SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2005 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF

KELLER’S 2006 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF

KELLER’S 2007 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF

KELLER’S 2008 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2009 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2010 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF (unlock with code word “drama”

KELLER’S 2011 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDFPPV REPORT | ROUNDTABLE REVIEWS

KELLER’S 2012 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2013 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2014 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2015 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

KELLER’S 2016 SUMMERSLAM REPORT & ROUNDTABLE REVIEWSPDF | TEXT

 

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