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On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 25, 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WWE SummerSlam 2002’ LIVE on PPV from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

This was the first annual SummerSlam event under the World Wrestling Entertainment banner, after the WWF/WWE name change earlier that year.

On this night, “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar won his 1st World Title and became the youngest WWE Champion in history at the age of 25, a record that is still intact!

Also at this event, Shawn Michaels had his 1st match in over 4 years.

Here are the PPV results:

– Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio

– Ric Flair defeated Chris Jericho

– Edge defeated Eddie Guerrero

WWE Tag Team Championship: The Un-Americans (c) defeated Booker T & Goldust

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Benoit (c)

– The Undertaker defeated Test

Unsanctioned Street Fight: Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H

WWE Undisputed Championship: Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock (c)

        
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