Lex Luger beats WWF World Champion Yokozuna by countout at SummerSlam ‘93: August 30, 1993

Vince McMahon wanted so badly for Lex Luger to be his new American hero. Despite slamming WWF World Champion Yokozuna on the deck of an aircraft carrier and a cross-country bus tour, Luger never caught on with the fans. The WWE’s regret was palpable at the end of the night. Luger would never capture the WWF Championship. His victory over the 600-pound sumo was via countout, rendering hollow the balloon drop and confetti celebration.

Looking back, this was a card with bad finishes.

Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels beat Mr. Perfect by countout.

Bret “Hitman” Hart defeated Doink. The Hitman then lost by disqualification to Jerry “the King” Lawler.

The Steiners Brothers retained the WWF World Tag Team Championships against the Heavenly Bodies.

The Undertaker beat Giant Gonzalez.

Razor Ramon beat “the Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase.

Ludvig Borga beat Maty Jannetty.

Irwin R. Schyster defeated the 1-2-3 Kid.

Tatanka and the Smokin’ Gunns beat the Headshrinkers and Bam Bam Bigelow.

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