10 Best Title Changes In WWE SummerSlam History

Plenty of major moments are spread throughout WWE SummerSlam's history

The history of a certain wrestling show is often intertwined with the momentous championship changes that took place there.

Money in the Bank is remembered for CM Punk beating John Cena in 2011 and there have been countless amazing WrestleMania belt swaps in the show’s long history. SummerSlam has also hosted its fair share of famous champion-crowning moments, and we’re here to lay out 10 of the very best. 

Check out the 10 Best Title Changes in SummerSlam history below!

10. The Ultimate Warrior def. The Honky Tonk Man For The Intercontinental Championship - SummerSlam 1988

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The oldest match on this list is also the shortest.

At the very first SummerSlam back in 1988, The Honky Tonk Man was supposed to defend his Intercontinental Championship against Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. 

The Beefster, however, was put out of commission thanks to Ron Bass and those dastardly spurs of his. Thinking he was in the clear, Honky Tonk Man and his manager Jimmy Hart appeared at the pay-per-view to gloat and offer up a challenge for the belt. The Elvis impersonator’s cockiness would prove to be his downfall, as The Ultimate Warrior came rushing down to the ring to accept the match. 

Just 31 seconds later, Warrior defeated the champion with a flurry of offence to win the belt and end Mr. Tonk Man’s record-setting reign.

It may not have been an epic, but this short and sweet match gave SummerSlam its very first legendary moment.

It also gave Howard Finkel a whopper of a headache when Warrior accidentally knocked him off the apron.

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