10 Cancelled WWE SummerSlam Matches
These 10 matches didn't quite make the cut for WWE SummerSlam
One of the original ‘Big Four’ pay-per-views, WWE SummerSlam has managed to retain its aura as a night of importance 35 years since it made its bow.
Host to some of the biggest matches and moments of the year, there have nonetheless been plenty of missed opportunities for the Biggest Party of the Summer when matches that were supposed to happen, for whatever reason, didn’t end up transpiring.
From championship bouts and celebrity cameos to blood feud settlers and more, check out these 10 Cancelled WWE SummerSlam Matches.
10. The Big Show vs. The Undertaker - SummerSlam 2000
At SummerSlam 1999, Big Show and The Undertaker teamed up to defeat Kane and X-Pac for the WWE Tag Team Titles.
The so-called Unholy Alliance wouldn’t get to reign as champs for very long, as The Deadman’s injury woes meant he would soon be on the sidelines for an extended period. When 'Taker returned as the American Badass, it seemed as though the World’s Largest Athlete hadn’t gotten over the disappointment and turned heel on his former partner.
All signs pointed towards the two squaring off at SummerSlam, but Show was written off WWE television when ‘Taker threw him off the stage and through a table on the August 7th, 2000 episode of Monday Night Raw.
The Phenom quickly pivoted to a programme with kayfabe brother Kane, while Paul Wight was actually sent to developmental league Ohio Valley Wrestling to lose weight and improve his conditioning.
WWE officials had been upset with the giant’s attitude for a while and a string of subpar performances had convinced them to not only can his lucrative pay-per-view match with ‘Taker, but ship him off to developmental as well.