SummerSlam 2006 News Archive

Layla's wet initiation

SummerSlam marked Layla El's very wet initiation as a WWE Diva. After walking in the ladies' locker room, Layla was shunned by WWE Divas Trish Stratus, Torrie Wilson, Maria, Candice Michelle, Jillian Hall, Ashley and ECW Vixen Kelly Kelly. Layla tried to introduce herself to the Divas, but they acted like they wanted no part of her.

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Hulk Hogan def. Randy Orton

Although Hulk Hogan's torn meniscus in his left knee was a concern during his match with Randy Orton, his spirit, his heart and Hulkamania were stronger than ever. At SummerSlam, Hogan proved that not even the Legend Killer can stop the power of Hulkamania from running wild.

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D-Generation X def. The McMahons

D-Generation X absolutely stole the show with their stunning victory over Mr. McMahon and his son Shane in front of an ecstatic crowd plastered with DX signs. The only thing more impressive than the way Shawn Michaels caught Shane in mid-air with Sweet Chin Music, was the fact that all this happened after DX had to fight off the Spirit Squad, half the SmackDown locker room, Big Show and Umaga before doing so.

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WWE Champion Edge def. John Cena

Prior to their match at SummerSlam, WWE Champion Edge told WWE.com that he was a master tactician that played "chess inside the ring better than anyone else." And when he left with the WWE Championship proudly around his waist after defeating challenger John Cena in his hometown of Boston, the Rated R Superstar lived up to his boast.

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Ric Flair def. Mick Foley ("I Quit" Match)

After nearly two months of pursuit by Ric Flair, and 12 years of deep-seeded personal hatred between Flair and Mick Foley, the two WWE legends met in an "I Quit" Match so bloody that neither man may ever be the same again. It was beginning to look as though both competitors might actually "bleed to death in Boston," as Flair had hoped for after accepting Foley's challenge on RAW. When all was said and done, a seemingly possessed Flair finally forced a battered Foley to choke out the magic words, "I Quit."

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Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion King Booker (DQ)

Ever since the emotional January night when he was forced to relinquish the World Heavyweight Championship, Batista has looked forward to one thing: the opportunity to recapture the gold that he never really lost. At SummerSlam, an untimely disqualification of King Booker gave the Animal the victory he wanted, but left him without the championship he so deeply desires. After the match however, a frustrated Animal took out his anger on the WWE monarch with a devastating Batista Bomb.

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Chavo Guerrero def. Rey Mysterio

The bitter Chavo Guerrero/Rey Mysterio rivalry came to a head at SummerSlam, and in the end, it was Vickie Guerrero's accidental interruption that cost Rey the match.

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ECW World Champion Big Show def. Sabu

After weeks of taking matters into his own hands, Sabu finally got his chance at the ECW World Title at SummerSlam in an Extreme Rules Match. But despite all of his hard work and showing he is willing to sacrifice his own body to get the job done, Sabu wasn't able to capitalize on the opportunity he fought so hard to get. In the end, Big Show pinned Sabu to retain the ECW World Title.

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On the emotional frontlines

As announced on WWE.com last week, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long has set a match between two former friends at SummerSlam, as Rey Mysterio will go one-on-one with Chavo Guerrero. With everything that Rey Mysterio and the entire Guerrero family have experienced in the past year, this contest is expected to be one of the most emotional confrontations in SummerSlam history.

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Arena Report - TD Banknorth Arena, Boston

Tonight, the WWE Superstars roll into the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston for SummerSlam. The annual pay-per-view event is being hailed as The Biggest Party of the Summer, and there's no better place to throw it than Beantown, a city that has hosted some of the biggest parties in our nation's history.

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