Bret “Hitman” Hart defeats Owen Hart inside a steel cage at SummerSlam ‘94: August 29, 1994
The Hitman made a career of excellent matches at the WWF’s summer classic. His matches with the British Bulldog and Mr. Perfect top the list of the greatest in the event’s history. His ‘94 match with brother Owen came close (WWE.com ranked it the fourth best). Three of the SummerSlam’s top four matches ever held? The Hitman is looking like Mr. SummerSlam (or the SummerSlam, as the Excellence of Execution would say).
Inside the WWF’s 15-foot-high blue steel cage, the Harts worked a fast-paced match, ending with the Hitman making the King of Harts tap to the Sharpshooter. No shame there.
A second top 25 match (21 overall) featured WWF Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze defeat Bull Nakano. A little surprised Blayze (aka Medusa) made the list. During the Monday Night Wars, Blayze showed up on WCW Monday Nitro and threw the WWF Women’s Championship in a garbage can. Guess the greatness of the match with Nakano was undeniable.
The main event featured the Undertaker defeated the Undertaker. You read that right. “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase hired a fake ‘Taker (Brian Lee, who would later be DOA member Chainz in the Attitude Era). Actor Leslie Nielsen performed ridiculous skits searching for the deadman.
Also on the card:
Razor Ramon (with Walter Payton in his corner) won the Intercontinental Championship from Diesel.
The Headshrinkers lost by disqualification to Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster.
Tatanka, who sold out to “the Million Dollar Man,” upset Lex Luger.
Jeff Jarrett pulled off a win over Mabel (the future Viscera and Big Daddy V).