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Default Rewriting 1992, Part 3 of 4: Summerslam

Actual results:

Dark Match: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and The Bushwhackers def. The Mountie and The Nasty Boys (w/ Jimmy Hart)

Dark Match: Papa Shango def. "El Matador" Tito Santana

1. Legion of Doom (w/ Paul Ellering) def. Money Inc. (w/ Jimmy Hart)

2. Nailz def. Virgil

3. Shawn Michaels (w/ Sensational Sherri) and Rick Martel fought to a double countout

4. Tag Team Championship: The Natural Disasters (c) def. The Beverly Brothers (w/ The Genius)

5. Crush def. Repo Man

6. WWE Championship: Ultimate Warrior def. "Macho Man" Randy Savage (c) *by countout*

7. The Undertaker def. Kamala (w/ Harvey Wippleman and Kim Chee) *by disqualification*

Dark Match: Tatanka def. The Berzerker (w/ Mr. Fuji)

8. Intercontinental Championship: The British Bulldog def. Bret "Hitman" Hart (c)

This was undoubtedly one of the greatest atmospheres in WWE history, 80,000 people in Wembley Stadium and I honestly feel they a better show from top to bottom. Maybe I'm greedy, but 3 of the 8 broadcast matches with a DQ or CO finish was just unsatisfying, especially in the WWE Championship match. The biggest mistake was a clear one in my view, leaving Ric Flair off the card. Of course, had they known the Warrior's return would be short-lived (who as some may not know, was supposed to turn heel here), then that would've likely changed things. The great thing is with the talent available, you really hardly even notice that Hogan wasn't a part of the show. With hindsight always being 20/20, here's my SummerSlam '92 rewrite.

Rewriting SummerSlam 1992

1. "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels def. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper

Unless Piper had an injury that I'm unaware of here, he should have been able to put on a decent match to put Shawn over. Rather than just have him come out playing the bagpipes, let's build a story in the weeks leading up to SummerSlam and put him in the ring. Also, I really didn't care for putting Michaels in a heel vs. heel match with Martel. If Piper wasn't able to go, I'd give Virgil this spot.

2. The Beverly Brothers def. Demolition

This would finally be the swan song for Demolition and would end with Crush becoming a babyface after being turned on by Smash. Maybe this happens later than most would like, but Repo Man was just plain awful and I would have never given Darsow that gimmick personally.

3. 8-Man Tag: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Big Boss Man and the Natural Disasters def. The Mountie, "The Model" Rick Martel and the Nasty Boys

This could've just as easily been a dark match, as loaded as this card would be.

4. Tag Team Championship: Money Inc. def. Legion of Doom (c)

With the departure of Hawk after this event, obviously they would have to drop the straps to Money Inc here. In his defense though, that Rocko the dummy was ridiculous. What were they thinking with that?

5. Tatanka and Papa Shango fight to a double countout

This could have been a nice feud between 2 equally decent newcomers, and I'd be hesitant to give either a clean finish over the other.

6. Intercontinental Championship: "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith def. Bret "Hitman" Hart (c)

I loved this match and the story behind it with it splitting the Hart family up was pretty good as well. I hate to give Davey Boy the title as a transitional champ, but there really wasn't much choice there. I know most will disagree with me not putting this match on last, and if my WWE Title match had a DQ finish, that's probably the direction I'd have gone in as well.

7. Razor Ramon def. "The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich

I'd showcase Razor here in a quick squash over either Von Erich (who would be gone very soon after SS) or Virgil. Get the crowd familiar with one of your up-and-coming heels who would be headlining Survivor Series.

8. The Undertaker def. The Ultimate Warrior

I always wanted to see these 2 huge names go head to head on a big stage like this. I nearly kept Taker heel a little longer just for this match, and it's really hard for me to picture the Warrior as a heel, so we'll keep it a battle of 2 babyfaces which comes about after some summertime tag matches where Taker and Warrior don't see eye to eye after Kamala and Papa Shango get the better of them. Taker goes over for obvious reasons.

9. Six-Man Tag: The Headshrinkers & Kamala def. High Energy and Tito Santana

No explanation needed, but a logical six-man tag here in between 2 of the marquee matches on the night.

10. WWE Championship No Disqualification Match: Ric Flair (c) def. "Macho Man" Randy Savage

I found it interesting that the WWE and IC Title matches were both face vs face at SS 92. I always thought that was ok here and there, but 2 in 1 night for your biggest titles was a bit too much for me. Ric Flair is still my champion going in after retaining versus Hogan at WrestleMania VIII. Basically, the same story develops here that did in reality between Flair and Savage, with Flair claiming to have been with Elizabeth before Randy. It becomes so personal that Savage wants Flair in a no DQ match. That stipulation comes back to bite him when Razor Ramon comes out to make it 3-on-1 (with Mr. Perfect of course). The odds are too much to overcome and Flair gets the pinfall to retain. Razor ties Savage up in the ropes and he can do nothing but watch while Flair grabs Liz and lays a kiss on her. Hennig shakes his head in disgust and says, "That's another man's wife, dammit!" When Flair laughs and turns to kiss her again, finally Mr. Perfect says enough is enough and decks him. The crowd goes wild as Perfect lays him out and sends Ramon flying over the top rope with a back body drop. Hennig frees Savage from the ropes and he is immediately all over Flair. The Macho Man sends him tumbling to the outside and he retreats with Razor Ramon, but with the WWE Championship belt in hand. 80,000 London fans cheer wildly as Hennig and Savage shake hands in the center of the ring, bringing SummerSlam to an end.

Next up in this series is the 1992 Survivor Series. Thanks for reading. Feel free to comment and/or post your changes to this card.

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