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WWE SummerSlam 2004
on 28 December 2004
Whilst this will go down as not one of those events that made the WWE what it is, many will remember this as the event in which Randy Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion.
SummerSlam took place in the Air Canada Center on August 15th with a crowd of 17,460.
Now a look at the matches
Heat match: Rob Van Dam pinned Rene Dupree. Give this match ***
The Dudleyz and Spike defeated Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman and Paul London. This match showed us the true nature of Spike Dudley as a heel and it came off in true heel style with Spike getting the pin. Not the best of matches...**
Kane defeated Matt Hardy in a 'Till Death Do Us Part' match. The winner would marry Lita and rumour had it Matt Hardy would be out for a few months with knee surgery. This one was pretty short and sure enough Kane won and Hardy hasn't been seen since the Wedding....**
John Cena pinned Booker T in the Best of Five Series Match...not much I can remember apart from it being short...**
Edge defeated Batista and Y2J to retain the IC Title...now this match was funny because Edge was booed and jeered in his home town! And he wasn't even playing heel...an indication of things to come...***
Kurt Angle defeated Eddie Guerrero...Kurt got some revenge on Eddie's win at WrestleMania XX with a win over Eddie. This was a good match....***
Triple H pinned Eugene....this was about revenge for Eugene but lost when the Game defeated him with a pedigree. This was a longer match but didn't showcase the Game in his true quality...**
Diva Dodgeball....let's not go there....team 'candidates' won
JBL defeated Undertaker to retain the WWE Title....the match wasn't all that disapointing but the ending was spoilt when a fan ran onto the hood of JBL's limo and all could see that it was 'papered' and 'gimmicked' for the Taker chokeslam after the ending...***
Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit to win the World Heavyweight Title...what can I say, you have to see this match. Both men show a sign of respect after the match, but you have to see it. Even for a stiffy like Orton, he did well....*****
All in all, buy if your an Orton fan. If your not, I suggest you leave WWE SummerSlam to burn on it's own....