WWE PPV WRESTLING RESULTS
August 18, 1996 - Cleveland, Ohio - The Gund Arena - [Summerslam 1996 Gallery]
- Todd Pettengill hosted a "Beach Blash" party backstage were a beach & pool was set up for the wrestlers..
- FREE-FOR-ALL MATCH: Steve Austin def Yokozuna when the ring broke..
- OPENING MATCH: Owen Hart def Savio Vega..
- Jim Cornette did not come out with Owen Hart since he was helping Vader prepare for his WWF title match..
- The referee warned Owen Hart that he would get disqualified if he used his cast as a weapon..
- Clarence Mason walked out to ringside to watch out for Owen Hart's interests..
- Savio Vega went for a back suplex but Owen had his cast under Savio's head, knocking him out..
- After the match, Justin Hawk Bradshaw came out and attacked Savio Vega..
- TAG TITLE 4WAY: The Smoking Gunns w/Sunny def Godwinns w/Hillbilly Jim and Bodydonnas and Rockers to retain..
- The Bodydonnas were eliminated early, mostly due to Skip (who never got in the match) wearing a neckbrace..
- The Rockers were eliminated next after Henry Godwinn gave one of them the Slop Drop..
- The Godwinns were eliminated last with a little distraction from Sunny on the outside..
- MATCH: Sid def The British Bulldog..
- Once again, Jim Cornette was not present at ringside because he was helping Vader prepare for his match..
- Clarence Mason came down to ringside to watch over the Bulldog, but Jim Cornette ran down and yelled at him..
- Jim Cornette claimed that Clarence Mason was trying to move in and take over his management duties..
- The British Bulldog hit a running powerslam on Sid but was distracted by Cornette/Mason argueing and lost!
- MATCH: Goldust w/Marlena def Marc Mero w/Sable..
- The story here is that Goldust & Marlena 'have eyes' for Sable and want to include her in their games..
- Late in the match, Mankind came to ringside and stalked Sable around the ring, causing her to cry..
- Marc Mero hit his new finisher "The Wild Thing" (a shooting star press) but still lost in the end..
- After the match, Goldust forced himself on Sable, causing Marc Mero to come to her rescue..
- INTERVIEW: Todd Pettengill & Farooq Asaad & Sunny..
- Farooq says there shouldn't even be a Tournament because he should be Intercontinental champion..
- Sunny gives her "whatever Sunny wants, Sunny gets" speech saying Farooq is her modern day gladiator..
- MATCH: Jerry Lawler def Jake Roberts..
- Olympian Mark Henry was introduced at the beginning of the match and he joined the announce table..
- Jerry Lawler came out with a bag in his hand, and wearing a Baltimore Raven's jersey (the Browns moved to Baltimore)
- Jerry Lawler bulls out Jake's tag team partners, Jack Daniels & Jim Bean (bottles of alcohol)..
- Jerry Lawler acknowledges Mark Henry, saying if he won a Gold medel he'd probably go out and get it bronzed..
- Jerry Lawler does his obnoxious stand up comedy routine before pulling a huge texas mickey out of the bag!
- Jake Roberts took out his snake and put it on top of Jerry Lawler, who scurried out of the ring!
- After Lawler won, he proceeded to pour alcohol down Jake Roberts' throat until Mark Henry made the save..
- BOILER ROOM BRAWL: Mankind def The Undertaker..
- To win you had to escape the Boiler Room, and make your way out to the ring and retrieve the urn..
- They brawled all throughout the boiler room area, including Mankind taking a bump off a ladder to the floor..
- They brawled their way out to the arena floor and slowly inched towards the ring where Paul Bearer was waiting..
- The Undertaker got into the ring first but Paul Bearer refused to hand over the urn!
- Mankind got back up and put the Mandible Claw on the Undertaker, as Paul Bear started to laugh!
- Paul Bearer turned on the Undertaker, bashing him over the head with the urn, and handing it over to MANKIND!
- FEDERATION TITLE MATCH: Shawn Michaels def Vader w/Jim Cornette to retain..
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