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Yearly Review: WWF August 1992

SummerSlam is upon us and sees a title change hands in a classic match. Plus, a couple of new characters debut for the company.

WWF World Championship Scene: (currently held by: Randy Savage)
While Ric Flair may not be in the world championship scene at SummerSlam, he is still involved with the feud between Warrior and Savage. Flair revealed during the August 8th Superstars that he was in talks with Randy Savage to be in his corner at SummerSlam. The following week on Superstars, Mr. Perfect told Savage that the Ultimate Warrior wanted him in his corner for the title defense at SummerSlam.

Warrior and Savage teamed up against the Nasty Boys on the August 23rd edition of Primetime Wrestling. They lost to the Nasty Boys by count-out when Warrior left the ring to chase after Flair and Perfect while Savage fought off the Nasty Boys.

The Ultimate Warrior beat Randy Savage at SummerSlam, but by count-out. Savage attacked Flair on the floor but was met with a chair shot to the knee. As a result, Savage couldn’t return to the ring in time. Apparently, Warrior was suppose to turn heel at the event and win the title, but got cold feet and the match was changed as a result.

WWF Intercontinental Championship Scene: (currently held by: Bret Hart)
The match between Bret Hart and the British Bulldog at SummerSlam has been tearing the Hart Family apart leading into the event. Family members shared their concern for the men and were split on who they wanted to win the match.

The British Bulldog won a classic match to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Bret Hart. The battle lasted for over 25 minutes and told a fantastic story. It was also voted the Match of the Year by PWI. There weren’t any hard feelings as Bret celebrated the win with Bulldog afterward.

WWF World Tag Team Championship Scene: (currently held by: the Natural Disasters)
There wasn’t any angle advancement leading into SummerSlam for the tag team champions. Early in the month it was announced they would defend the championships against the Beverly Brothers. There wasn’t any story between the two teams to cause the match to happen, though. The Disasters were able to retain the championships at the pay per view.

Other Happenings:
– During the August 10th edition of Primetime Wrestling, Rick Martel came out during a Shawn Michaels match and winked at Sherri hinting that he was interested in her. It was announced during the August 15th Superstars show that Rick Martel and Shawn Michaels agreed to not punch each other in the face. On the August 23rd edition of Primetime Wrestling, Sherri came out during Rick’s match wearing a pink dress and they winked at each other again. At SummerSlam, they fought to a double count-out ending the feud.

– Razor Ramon made his television debut on the August 8th edition of WWF Superstars.

– The Headshrinkers made their WWF debut on the August 17th edition of Primetime Wrestling. They are known as Fatu and Samu.

– Big Bossman made his television return to the WWF on the August 15th edition of Superstars.

– SummerSlam 1992 marked the last time the Legion of Doom would be seen on WWF television for nearly five years. At the event, they defeated Money Inc.

– The Undertaker beat Kamala by disqualification at SummerSlam causing their feud to continue.

Ratings/Buy-rate:
SummerSlam 1992: 1.5

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