SummerSlam 2006 News Archive

Can Hulkamania survive the Legend Killer?

Hulk Hogan has battled some of the most notorious and vile Superstars in sports-entertainment in his celebrated career, but none of his rivalries have ever been as personal as with his SummerSlam opponent, Randy Orton. By involving the entire Hogan family in his despicable actions, the abrasive Orton has pushed the Hulkster into uncharted territory — causing Hogan's behavior to become more erratic and extreme than ever before.

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A battle of heart and soul

Ric Flair and Mick Foley are WWE legends. They have accomplished everything imaginable, and have continued to push their bodies to the limit as they have aged. But, their "I Quit" Match tonight is about more than a professional rivalry.

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Rated R or Rated FU?

When WWE Champion Edge climbs into the ring with his challenger, John Cena, at SummerSlam, he may be facing a competitor that's hungrier to defeat him than ever before. The Rated R Superstar crossed the line when he traveled to the Cena residence in West Newbury, Mass., and intruded at Cena's father's home. Then, Edge did the most deplorable thing imaginable—he hit Mr. Cena with a devastating right handed slap, knocking him to the ground in his own house.

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The most violent party of the summer?

Tonight marks the first time in its violent, storied history that the ECW World Title will be defended at SummerSlam. The self-proclaimed "messiah" of ECW, Paul Heyman, explained that the biggest party of the summer will take a hard turn for the extreme.

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Foley takes 25 stitches

Ric Flair and Mick Foley are WWE legends. They have accomplished everything imaginable, and have continued to push their bodies to the limit as they have aged. But, their "I Quit" Match tonight is about more than a professional rivalry.

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DX to kick it old school

This Sunday, D-Generation X will collide with Mr. McMahon and his son Shane in the most anticipated match at SummerSlam according to a recent WWE.com poll. The duo said that the fun and games will have to be put on hold while they get down to business in the ultimate contest between establishment and anti-establishment.

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SummerSlam gets extreme

For weeks, Sabu has been lobbying for a chance to face Big Show for the ECW World Title. Thanks to a victory over Rob Van Dam Tuesday night in a No. 1 Contender Ladder Match, he has earned that opportunity. On Sunday, he will cash in when he faces Big Show in the first-ever ECW match at SummerSlam.

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WWE invades Boston

On Saturday, just a day before the Biggest Party of the Summer, WWE Legends and Superstars will be at the WaterWorks in Boston to warm up for SummerSlam. WWE Hall of Famers Jimmy Hart and "Mean" Gene Okerlund will host the event, which promises a night jam-packed with events between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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Kingdom at risk?

On Sunday, the coveted World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line when King Booker and Batista square off for the gold at SummerSlam. King Booker captured the Championship in controversial fashion at The Great American Bash, and ever since, he has soaked up the glory that comes with being the champion.

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Tale of the Tape: ECW World Champion Big Show vs. Sabu

After weeks of being denied a chance at Big Show and the ECW World Title, Sabu will finally get his opportunity at SummerSlam. This will be the first time the ECW brand has participated in the Biggest Party of the Summer and it is sure to be a highlight of the night.

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