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Encyclopedia > SummerSlam (1997)
SummerSlam 1997
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date August 3, 1997
Venue Continental Airlines Arena
City East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance 20,213
Pay-per-view chronology
In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede SummerSlam 1997 In Your House 17: Ground Zero

SummerSlam 1997 was the tenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. It took place on August 3, 1997 from the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The tagline for the event was "Hart & Soul". Image File history File links Logo-sum95-97. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling organization. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Continental Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). ... Official SummerSlam logo as of 2006 SummerSlam is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held in August by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Professional Wrestling is any art of wrestling where two or more participants are in a show. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Continental Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ...

Contents

Results

Steve Austin, with a legitimate broken neck, holds up his newly won Intercontinental Championship
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Steve Austin, with a legitimate broken neck, holds up his newly won Intercontinental Championship

Michael Francis Mick Foley Sr. ... Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, Triple H, an abbreviation of his former monicker, Hunter Hearst Helmsley. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969 in Rochester, New York) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... Ric Flair and Randy Orton in a cage match, showing the current WWE Steel Cage. ... Rey Mysterio performing a springboard seated senton on D-Von Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Virgil Riley Runnels III (born April 11, 1966; often called Dustin Runnels) is an American professional wrestler who has competed in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... Terri Ann Boatwright Runnels (born October 5, 1966) is a former American professional wrestling manager. ... Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and American football player. ... WWE Raw (whose trademark is capitalized RAW) is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the Raw brand. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a popular professional wrestling tag team comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis. ... This article is about the professional wrestler, for other uses see Road warrior Michael Hegstrand (September 12, 1957 – October 19, 2003) was an American professional wrestler. ... This article is about the professional wrestler, for otheruses see Road warrior Joseph (Joe) Laurinaitis (born January 26, 1960) better known by his ring name of The Road Warrior or Road Warrior Animal, is an American professional wrestler. ... The Godwinns were the professional wrestling tag team of Phineas I. Godwinn & Henry O. Godwinn in the WWF (now WWE). ... Mark Canterbury (born March 16, 1964 in West Virginia) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Henry Orpheus Godwinn (often abbreviated to Henry O. Godwinn or Henry Godwinn). ... Dennis Knight (born December 26, 1968 in Biggers, Arkansas) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as Phineas I. Godwinn and Mideon. ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... David Davey Boy Smith (November 27, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... The WWF/E European Championship belt The WWE European Championship is a former title competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Image File history File links Austin-97. ... Image File history File links Austin-97. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Los Boricuas is a former Hispanic WWE stable from the late-90s. ... Savio Vega (born Juan Rivera August 10, 1966 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) is a former professional wrestler for what was then the World Wrestling Federation. ... Jose Estrada, Jr. ... Jesus Castillo, Jr. ... The Disciples of Apocalypse (DOA) was a professional wrestling stable formed after Crush was fired from the Nation of Domination, so he formed the biker-like gang to fight the teams of the Nation and Savio Vegas Los Boricuas. ... Brian Adams (born April 14, 1964 in Kona, Hawaii) is a former actor and professional wrestler who performed for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... Brian Harris (born November 26, 1966) is an American professional wrestler who wrestled the majority of his career under the ring name Brian Lee. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ron Harris (wrestler). ... Don and Ron Harris Ronald (Ron) Harris (born October 23, 1961 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American professional wrestler. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Christopher Daniels covers Jerrelle Clark with a lateral press while hooking the leg for a three count during an episode of TNA iMPACT! A pinfall, also known just as a fall, is a victory condition in professional wrestling that is met by holding an opponents shoulder blades to the... The Nation of Domination is a now-defunct stable that used to exist in the World Wrestling Federation. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian-American professional wrestler. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Christopher Daniels covers Jerrelle Clark with a lateral press while hooking the leg for a three count during an episode of TNA iMPACT! A pinfall, also known just as a fall, is a victory condition in professional wrestling that is met by holding an opponents shoulder blades to the... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart wrestling family. ... Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965 [1]) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born on July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... O Canada is the national anthem of Canada. ...

Other on-screen talent

Promotional poster of SummerSlam 1997, featuring The Undertaker and Bret Hart
Promotional poster of SummerSlam 1997, featuring The Undertaker and Bret Hart
Commentators
Interviewers
French Commentators
Spanish Commentators
Referees
Others

Image File history File links 97poster. ... Image File history File links 97poster. ... Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965 [1]) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart wrestling family. ... Jerry ONeil Lawler (born November 29, 1949) is a professional wrestler and wrestling commentator, known throughout the wrestling world as The King. He currently works for World Wrestling Entertainment as a color commentator for its RAW brand. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, and former play-by-play announcer. ... James William (Jim) Ross, also known as J.R., or Good Ol J.R. (born January 3, 1954), is a professional wrestling executive and a play-by-play announcer working for World Wrestling Entertainment on WWE Raw. ... Michael Sean Coulthard (born December 8, 1968) better known by his stage name of Michael Cole is the current play-by-play announcer for World Wrestling Entertainments Friday Night SmackDown!. // Prior to becoming a WWF announcer, Coulthard was a journalist with CBS Radio. ... Todd Pettengill is a radio disc jockey for WPLJ 95. ... Raymond Rougeau (born February 18, 1956 in St. ... Carlos Cabrera (born October 18, 1959) is a former newsman and currently one half of the WWE Spanish announce team in which he is the play-by-play announcer. ... Merced Solis (born May 10, 1953) better known by his ring name Tito Santana, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler whose career spanned from the late 70s to the early 90s. ... Mike Chioda, born August 1 in New Jersey is a senior referee that is currently signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment to referee on the RAW brand. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jim Korderas or Jimmy Korderas, born March 19, 1962 in East York, Ontario, Canada, is a referee currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, officiating on the SmackDown! brand. ... Tim White at The Friendly Tap bar Tim White (born March 25, 1954 in Cumberland, Rhode Island) is a former professional wrestling referee. ... Gerald Brisco Floyd Gerald Brisco (born January 24, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American former professional wrestler. ... Howard Finkel Howard Finkel (born June 7, 1957) is a professional wrestling ring announcer. ... Anthony Garcia , born in Auckland, New Zealand, is a professional wrestler who used to westle but is retired. ... Pierre Clemont (born January 19, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Pat Patterson. ...

Miscellaneous

  • This is the first SummerSlam to have the WWF championship change hands.
  • Todd Pettengill introduced New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Gorilla Monsoon and The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher). Todd Pettengill went on to say how Whitman took taxes off of professional wrestling in New Jersey and that was the reason why the WWF had returned after not being in New Jersey for over eight years. Monsoon then presented Whitman with a replica WWF Championship belt for getting rid of the taxes.
  • This show marked Pettengill's last appearance for the WWF.
  • This was the final SummerSlam to use the generic blue and orange SummerSlam ring apron and rafter banner.

Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... Christine Todd Christie Whitman (born September 26, 1946) is an American Republican politician and author, who served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey and was the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush. ... Robert Gino Marella. ... The Headbangers were the tag team of Mosh and Thrasher who most notable appearances came in the WWF (now WWE). ... Charles Warrington (born May 28, 1969) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring names, Chaz and Mosh. ... Glen Ruth is an American professional wrestler, better known as Thrasher. ... Professional Wrestling is any art of wrestling where two or more participants are in a show. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ...

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