|Date||August 18, 1996|
|Last Event||In Your House 9|
|Next Event||In Your House 10|
Pettengill hosted the "Bikini Beach Blast-Off" party during the Free for All, where a pool was set up for everyone. Guests included Sunny, Sable, Marc Mero, The Smoking Gunns, Marlena, Goldust, T.L. Hopper, Who, Jerry Lawler, The Bushwhackers, Aldo Montoya, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and Shawn Michaels.
Vader had originally won the WWF Championship match twice, first by count-out (after he press-slammed Michaels onto the guard rail) and then by disqualification (when Michaels struck Vader repeatedly with Cornette's tennis racket), but because WWF championships can only change hands by pinfall or submission, Cornette demanded that the match restart both times. WWF President Gorilla Monsoon allowed this when Michaels agreed.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Free for All match: Steve Austin defeated Yokozuna (1:52)
- Owen Hart defeated Savio Vega (13:23)
- The Smokin' Gunns (Billy and Bart) (w/Sunny) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip), The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Leif Cassidy) and The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) (w/ Hillbilly Jim) in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship (12:18)
- Billy pinned Zip (4:00)
- Henry pinned Jannetty (7:18)
- Billy pinned Phineas (12:18)
- Sycho Sid defeated The British Bulldog (6:24)
- Goldust (w/Marlena) defeated Marc Mero (w/Sable) (11:01)
- Jerry Lawler defeated Jake Roberts (4:07)
- Mankind defeated The Undertaker in a Boiler Room Brawl (26:40)
- Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) defeated Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) to retain the WWF Championship (28:59)
Other on-screen talent
- Pettengill hosted the "Bikini Beach Blast-Off" party during the Free For All, where a pool was set up for everyone.
- Pettengill also interviewed the debuting Faarooq Asad that night.
- Vader and Michaels botched a high spot in which Vader was to move away from Michaels' diving elbow. Michaels simply repositioned himself in mid-air, landed on his feet, and began to yell at Vader.
DVD & Video Releases
- SummerSlam 1996 Official Website
- SummerSlam 1996 at CAGEMATCH.net
- SummerSlam 1996 at Online World of Wrestling
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