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SummerSlam (2003)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/SummerSlam_2003_poster.jpg Promotional poster featuring Sable

Themesong(s) "St. Ander" by Metallica
Information
Promotion International Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Meltdown

Fusion!

Date August 24, 2003
Attendance 16,113
Venue America West Arena
City Phoenix, Arizona
Pay-per-view chronology
Vengeance (2003) SummerSlam (2003) Unforgiven (2003)
SummerSlam chronology
SummerSlam (2002) SummerSlam (2003) SummerSlam (2004)

SummerSlam (2003) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on August 24, 2003 at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. It was the 16th annual SummerSlam event and starred wrestlers from the Meltdown and Fusion! brands.

Background[]

Event[]

Preliminary matches[]

Main event matches[]

Aftermath[]

Reception[]

The America West Arena has a maximum capacity of 19,000, but that was reduced for SummerSlam 2003. The event grossed over $715,000 in ticket sales from an attendance of 16,113, the maximum allowed. This was later confirmed by Julia Mayer, IWE CEO, in a press release on August 26, 2003. The event resulted in 415,000 pay-per-view buys (a 0.88 pay-per-view buyrate). The promotion's pay-per-view revenue was $24.7 million. Canadian Online Explorer;s professional wrestling section rated the entire event a 7 out of 10 stars. The rating was higher than the SummerSlam event in 2004, which was rated a 5 out of 10 stars. The Elimination Chamber main event match from the Meltdown brand was rated an 8.5 out of 10 stars, with an additional rating of 1 out of 10 stars for the process in which the match ended. The Fusion! brand's main event, a standard match for the IWE Championship, was rated a 9 out of 10 stars, a better reception than the Meltdown brand's main event. The event was released on DVD on September 23, 2003 by Sony Music Entertainment.

SummerSlam (2003) Results[]

# Results Stipulations
Heat Matt Hooper defeated Zach Gowen via forfeit Singles Match
Heat Scott Wright (c) defeated Shane Singles match for the IWE Cruiserweight Championship
1 La Resistance (c) defeated The Dudley Boyz Tag Team Match for the World Tag Team Championship
2 Martin McAlmond defeated B-Train (with Sable) Singles Match
3 James Mayer defeated Eric Bischoff Falls Count Anywhere Match
4 Brian McAlmond (c) defeated Kevin Hunter, Peter and Park Fatal 4-Way Match for the IWE United States Championship
5 Matt Borske (c) defeated Rob Lesner Singles Match for the IWE Championship
6 Chris LeGreca defeated Kyle Van Johnson No Holds Barred Match
7 Triple K (c) defeated Bill, Kris McGowan, Kevin McAlmond, Kevin Nash and Ryan Barnhart Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Elimination Chamber entrant and eliminations[]

Elimination number Wrestler Entered Eliminated by Method of elimination
1 Kevin Nash 4 McGowan Sweet Chin Music by Barnhart, followed by a roll-up
2 Kevin McAlmond 3 Bill Spear
3 Ryan Barnhart 2 Bill Spear then a Jackhammer
4 KrisMcGowan 1 Bill Spear then a Jackhammer
5 Bill 6 Triple K Sledgehammer shot to the back of the head
Winner Triple K 5 N/A N/A
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