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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Read the Article»

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.

Read the Article»

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.

Read the Article»

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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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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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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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.

Read the Article»

While Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero once had a family-like bond, their SummerSlam histories are quite different. Mysterio has competed in SummerSlam three times -- in 2002, 2004 and 2005 -- whereas Guerrero has never before been in a match at the Biggest Party of the Summer. There's a first time for everything, and Guerrero will come out of retirement for SummerSlam, ready to go up against his former close friend, Mysterio.

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On Aug. 20 at SummerSlam, King Booker will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Batista, who will finally have his opportunity to reclaim the gold he forfeited eight months ago due to injury.

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One of the highlights of this year's SummerSlam is the showdown between WWE Champion Edge and former Champion John Cena. The contest will be the next chapter in what has been a long and bitter rivalry, one that has controlled the RAW landscape for months.

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Up until January of this year, there was only one King on SmackDown, and that man was the World Heavyweight Champion, Batista. Ever since WrestleMania 21, the Animal had been unleashed, but that all changed on one night in early January when Batista was injured at the hands of Mark Henry.

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Ric Flair's SummerSlam history may not be as decorated as Mick Foley's, but in his three appearances the "Nature Boy" has shown that he has the cunning to deliver the results he wants. Foley, on the other hand, has a proven track record, having beaten some of the all-time icons in WWE history at the Biggest Party of the Summer. He will be hoping to add Flair to that list on August 20. Will he continue to have SummerSlam success, or will Flair be able to strangle the words "I Quit" out of him?

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Will the Chairman's disgust for Triple H and Shawn Michaels be enough to propel him and his son Shane to victory? Or, when the referee raises the winners' hands, will DX have only two words and a crotch-chop for the McMahons?

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At SummerSlam, there will be a battle between the Legend Killer and arguably the biggest Legend in WWE history. And if Randy Orton can kill the Legend of Hulk Hogan on Aug. 20 in Boston, he will do something that no man has done before: beat the Hall of Famer at SummerSlam.

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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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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."

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

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.

Read Full Story»

Tale of the Tape: Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero

While Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero once had a family-like bond, their SummerSlam histories are quite different. Mysterio has competed in SummerSlam three times -- in 2002, 2004 and 2005 -- whereas Guerrero has never before been in a match at the Biggest Party of the Summer. There's a first time for everything, and Guerrero will come out of retirement for SummerSlam, ready to go up against his former close friend, Mysterio.

Read Full Story»

Tale of the Tape: World Heavyweight Champion King Booker vs. Batista

On Aug. 20 at SummerSlam, King Booker will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Batista, who will finally have his opportunity to reclaim the gold he forfeited eight months ago due to injury.

Read Full Story»

Tale of the Tape: WWE Champion Edge vs. John Cena

One of the highlights of this year's SummerSlam is the showdown between WWE Champion Edge and former Champion John Cena. The contest will be the next chapter in what has been a long and bitter rivalry, one that has controlled the RAW landscape for months.

Read Full Story»

Uncrowned Champion?

Up until January of this year, there was only one King on SmackDown, and that man was the World Heavyweight Champion, Batista. Ever since WrestleMania 21, the Animal had been unleashed, but that all changed on one night in early January when Batista was injured at the hands of Mark Henry.

Read Full Story»

Tale of the Tape: Ric Flair vs. Mick Foley

Ric Flair's SummerSlam history may not be as decorated as Mick Foley's, but in his three appearances the "Nature Boy" has shown that he has the cunning to deliver the results he wants. Foley, on the other hand, has a proven track record, having beaten some of the all-time icons in WWE history at the Biggest Party of the Summer. He will be hoping to add Flair to that list on August 20. Will he continue to have SummerSlam success, or will Flair be able to strangle the words "I Quit" out of him?

Read Full Story»

Tale of the Tape: D-Generation X vs. the McMahons

Will the Chairman's disgust for Triple H and Shawn Michaels be enough to propel him and his son Shane to victory? Or, when the referee raises the winners' hands, will DX have only two words and a crotch-chop for the McMahons?

Read Full Story»

Tale of the Tape: Legend vs. Legend Killer

At SummerSlam, there will be a battle between the Legend Killer and arguably the biggest Legend in WWE history. And if Randy Orton can kill the Legend of Hulk Hogan on Aug. 20 in Boston, he will do something that no man has done before: beat the Hall of Famer at SummerSlam.

Read Full Story»