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SummerSlam 1991 was the fourth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on August 26, 1991 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
On-screen, SummerSlam 1991 is remembered for the on-screen wedding of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth, dubbed "A Match Made in Heaven" by announcer Vince McMahon. Savage and Elizabeth had been married in real life since December 1984. WWF personalities shown at the reception afterward included Bobby Heenan, Gene Okerlund, J.J. Dillon, The Undertaker, and Jake Roberts. The last two were uninvited guests. Roberts proceeded to frighten Elizabeth with his snake while Undertaker attacked Savage with an urn.
This was contrasted with "A Match Made in Hell", with the main event being a handicap tag-team match between WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior versus Sgt. Slaughter, General Adnan and Colonel Mustafa. It was Slaughter's final on-screen appearance as an Iraqi sympathizer, a storyline fueled by the now-over Gulf War.
Among the other on-screen highlights of the event saw The Legion of Doom defeat The Nasty Boys to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. The team became the only tag team in wrestling history to have held the WWF Tag Team Championship, the NWA World Tag Team Championship, and the AWA World Tag Team Championship.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Dark Match: Koko B. Ware defeated Kato (6:03)
- The British Bulldog, The Dragon, and The Texas Tornado defeated Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) and The Warlord (w/ Slick) (10:43)
- Bret Hart defeated Mr. Perfect (c) (w/The Coach) to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship(18:04)
- The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) (w/Jimmy Hart) defeated The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) (w/ Andre the Giant) (6:27)
- Virgil defeated Ted DiBiase (c) (w/ Sensational Sherri) to win the Million Dollar Championship (13:11)
- The Big Bossman defeated The Mountie (w/Jimmy Hart) in a Jailhouse Match (9:38)
- The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) (c) (w/Jimmy Hart) in a No Disqualification Match for the WWF Tag Team Championship (7:45)
- Irwin R. Schyster defeated Greg Valentine (7:07)
- Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior defeated Sgt. Slaughter, Gen. Adnan, and Col. Mustafa (w/ Sid Justice as Special Guest Referee) in a Handicap Match (12:40)
Other on-screen talent
DVD and Video releases
- SummerSlam 1991 (Official Site)
- SummerSlam 1991 at CAGEMATCH.net
- SummerSlam at Online World of Wrestling
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