Hulk Hogan defeats Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam ‘05: August 21, 2005
Shawn Michaels must really not have wanted to lose this battle of icons. His exaggerated bumps throughout the match were comical, especially when the sexy boy’s face met the Hulkster’s big boot. The Heartbreak Kid’s Sweet Chin Music couldn’t finish off Hogan, and the Showstopper’s end was the same as nearly every Hogan opponent: an atomic leg drop.
The show stealer though was a ladder match between Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. At stake: custody of Mysterio’s son Dominick. An odd storyline indeed, especially when Vickie Guerrero is the voice of reason. She pushed Eddie off the ladder and held down Latino Heat while Mysterio climbed the ladder and grabbed the briefcase to keep his family intact.
Also on this stacked card:
WWE Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho.
Batista retained the World Heavyweight Championship against JBL.
Randy Orton defeated Undertaker.
Kurt Angle beat Eugene.
Edge defeated Matt Hardy.
Chris Benoit won the U.S. Title from Orlando Jordan.