Despite the overhyped main event--"Next Big Thing" Brock Lesnar vs. the Rock--many will remember SummerSlam 2002 for one reason: the brief, exhilarating return of Shawn Michaels, the Heartbreak Kid, the Showstopper. The 15-year veteran returned to the ring after a four-year absence for a one-night-only appearance that resulted in the type of exhilarating match that the WWE sorely needed. The lead-in story line was solid, if well worn--former "best friend" Triple H turns on Michaels, leading to a nonsanctioned (i.e., hardcore) match--but the match is a bloody, messy, high-flying epic: Michaels shows no rust and Triple H gives one of his most emotional performances. Every other match (except perhaps RVD vs. Chris Benoit) pales in comparison. Sadly, Brock and Rock had to take the ring after Michaels and Triple H, and the results are underwhelming. Perhaps it's Lesnar's fault--his size and lack of charisma recall boring former giants King Kong Bundy or Yokozuna. But in reality, SummerSlam's main event simply came one match too soon. --Dave McCoy --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
One of the best overall cards the WWE has had in the past 2 years. Rey v. Kurt was one of the best opening matches I've ever seen. Flair v. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003 by MA2283
This was a very good pay-per-view. Though the Rock -n- Brock rivalry was extremely overrated, a good main event none the less. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003 by David E. Sanders
1st Match: Rey Mysterio VS Kurt Angle ****
WINNER: Kurt Angle
2nd Match: Ric Flair VS Chris Jericho ***
WINNER: Ric Flair
3rd Match: Edge VS Eddie Guerrero... Read more
This was a good event overall with two great matches and action throughout the near three hours.
Mysterio-Angle: Possible the best opening PPV ever. Great, great match. Read more
u wanna talk about a great summerslam..this was one of the best ever..
#1 angle vs misterio.great opener with fast pace 8/10
#2 y2j vs flair.nice but not great.. Read more
... I will review an rank all matches out of 10.
Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio: This was a great match. It was fast paced and had alot of good moves. Great opener. Read more
SummerSlam saw the return of HBK and 'The Next Big Thing' become the big thing. This DVD contains extras which contain 5 post match interviews, training with Brock Lesnar, training... Read morePublished on July 14 2003
Every match was entertaining. HHH cs. Michaels was unbelievable. I was not dissapointed.Published on July 12 2003 by JV
1) Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle
Excellent opener. Very exciting match. Angle wins with the ankle lock, but both men look good. ****
2) Ric Flair vs. Read more