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|Tagline(s)||The Biggest Party of the Summer''|
|Theme song(s)||"The Enemy" by Godsmack|
Cobrastyle" by Teddybears
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||August 20, 2006|
|Venue||TD Banknorth Garden|
SummerSlam (2006) was the nineteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE). It took place on August 20, 2006 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and featured performers from the Meltdown, Fusion and XCW brands. This marked the first inter-brand pay-per-view to feature the XCW brand.
The main feud heading into SummerSlam on the Meltdown brand was between Chris Gomez and Dustin Simpson over the IWE Championship. Gomez won the IWE Championship on the July 3 edition Meltdown by defeating then-champion KGM and Simpson in a Triple Threat Match. The following week, on Meltdown, after defeating Junior Remeriz, Simpson attacked Gomez, who was providing commentary for the match. Gomez, however, fought off Simpson and executed an Chriscution followed by a spear. Later that night, as part of the storyline, Simpson attacked Gomez and Nicole, Gomez's girlfriend, at their hotel. On the July 15 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, Simpson faced off against Gomez for the IWE Championship. Simpson won the match by disqualification after Nicole interfered and slapped the refree. Since a championship cannot change hands via countout or disqualification, Gomez retained the title. After the match, Simpson attacked Gomez and performed an FU through an announce table. Three weeks later, on the July 31 edition of Meldown, Gomez versus Simpson for the IWE Championship was booked for SummerSlam, with the stipulation being if Gomez got himself counted out or intentionally diqualified, he would lose the IWE Championship. On August 14, Simpson went to Simpson's father's house in Wes Newbury, Massachusetts and slapped him.
" There’s a line between business and personal. You don’t cross that line, and what Chris Gomez did to my family was way, way over the line. For a sliver, for a millisecond, I respected Gomez for being a very smart IWE Champion because not everybody kicks down the door of the saloon and wants to challenge everybody to a gunfight. I respect somebody who picks their spots, but after what happened this week...f*** him. "
" I’ll tell you, that sumbitch’s plan really backfired on the psychological warfare, because I can guarantee you my dad and my brothers are going to be front row center looking on [at SummerSlam]. I know that they’ll be right there. They are why I fight; they’re the reason I go to war. The IWE Championship is everybody’s prize, but the other reason that I fight is to provide my family with a better way of life "
The main feud on the Fusion! brand was between King Britz and Jesse Dern over the World Heavyweight Championship. In January, Jesse Dern legitimately tore his triceps and was forced to vacate the World Heavyweight Championship. The following month, at No Way Out, Jesse Dern cut a promo claiming that when he returns from injury, he will become World Heavyweight Champion once again. Batista made his in-ring return five months later, on the July 15 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, in a six-man tag team match. At The Great American Bash, Britz defeated Scott Wright to win the World Heavyweight Championship, and Tarry Anderson defeated Jesse Dern by disqualification. On the August 4 edition of SmackDown!, Jesse Dern defeated Anderson and claimed he would save his congratulations until after he won back the World Heavyweight Championship. The following week, on Fusion, Jesse Dern and Britz for holding onto "his" title and told him he would be needing it back at SummerSlam.
The main feud on the XCW brand was between The Big Marc and Jason Dikes over the XCW World Heavyweight Championship. On the July 25 edition of XCW on Sci Fi, Jason requested an ECW World Heavyweight Championship match against Big Marc, but XCW General Manager Paul Heyman denied his request. Later that night, after Big Marc defeated Chris LeGreca to retain the ECW World Championship, Jason attacked Big Marc with a steel chair. The following week, Heyman once again denied Jason's request for an ECW World Championship match.
In retaliation, Jason Dikes attacked Big Marc with a steel chair and executed an Arabian Facebuster, a diving leg drop with a chair. On the August 15 edition of XCW on Sci Fi, a Ladder match was set between KGM and Jason Dikes, with the stipulation being whoever won would be the next number one contender to the XCW World Championship. Jason Dikes won the match, but however, after the match, Big Marc came out and executed a chokeslam on both Jason Dikes and KGM.
SummerSlam (2006) Results
|Dark||Michael Ferry defeated Robert Rogge||Singles Match|
|1||Josh McAlmond defeated Scott Wright||Singles Match|
|2||The Big Marc (c) defeated Jason Dikes||Extreme Rules Match for the XCW World Championship|
|3||Hulk Hogan defeated Kevin McAlmond||Singles Match|
|4||Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley (with Denise)||"I Quit" Match|
|5||Jesse Dern defeated Steve Britz (c) (with Queen Tia) by disqualification||Singles Match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|6||D-Generation X (Triple K and Ryan Barnhart) defeated Grant Mayer and Shane Mayer||Tag Team Match|
|7||Chris Gomez (c) (with Nicole vs. Dustin Simpson||Singles Match for the IWE Championship|