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5 of the weirdest WWE SummerSlam moments ever

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Modified 03 Apr 2021
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#4 Shawn Michaels ridiculously oversells every move by Hulk Hogan - 2005

Shawn Michaels vs Hulk Hogan - Summerslam 2005
Shawn Michaels vs Hulk Hogan - Summerslam 2005

WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan are synonymous with a lot of things. Championship matches. Legendary WrestleMania moments. Being the leader of a rebellious and extremely popular heel group in the 1990s.

Oh, yeah, and backstage politics. Can't forget that.

The politics behind this particular situation aren't terribly important - it's been covered almost as ad nauseam as the Montreal Screwjob - but the gist of it is that there was one particular plan for the Hogan/Michaels storyline leading into SummerSlam '05. Hogan didn't like it all of a sudden, and Michaels got pretty mad.

It wasn't in his nature ("anymore," as CM Punk would say) to take liberties with Hogan in the ring (plus Hogan is, like, twice Michael's size), so he expressed his frustration in another way. A much more hilarious way.

Michaels oversold all of Hulkamania's offensive moves in the ring and it made for bad television viewing. As a fan, if you didn't know what was going on behind the scenes, watching Michaels sell each move like he got hit with a wrecking ball with a lit TNT strapped to it would certainly raise a bit of suspicion in your head.

Was the way Michaels handled the situation immature? Probably. Was it weird? For sure. And, was it hilarious? You better believe it.

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Published 03 Apr 2021
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