6 Intercontinental Title Matches that made SummerSlam

Make no mistake: The WWE Championship is and always will be considered the top prize to any individual who laces up the boots and devotes his life to competing in the squared circle.

But when you’re talking about SummerSlam — especially the formative years of WWE’s annual warm-weather tradition — no championship has had as profound an influence as the Intercontinental Title. Whereas the WWE Title brings the prestige, it is the Intercontinental Championship that has been responsible for many of SummerSlam’s signature moments.

SummerSlam's best Intercontinental Title Matches | View photos

Look back at six especially important Intercontinental Title Matches that helped turn The Biggest Party of the Summer into a must-see event.