WWF Summerslam 1995 – Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels

SummerSlam (1995) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It was the eighth annual SummerSlam event. It took place on August 27, 1995 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The main event that was for the WWF Championship competed between Diesel and King Mabel. Diesel retained the championship, pinning Mabel after performing a clothesline off the second rope. There were three matches on the undercard that had more build-up than other matches: The Undertaker defeated Kama in a Casket match; Bret Hart defeated Isaac Yankem by disqualification after Yankem and Jerry Lawler attacked Hart while Hart was in the “hangman” position. The third match on the undercard that had significant build-up was Shawn Michaels versus Razor Ramon in a feud for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. The two faced off in a Ladder match, with Michaels retaining the title. The Match is often considered one of the greatest WWF/E matches of all time, and consistently makes WWE fan lists.

The pay-per-view received a 0.9 buyrate, equivalent to approximately 360,000 buys. Although this was up on the buyrate for the In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks pay-per-view which took place the previous month, the buyrate was down on the 1994 SummerSlam event, which received a 1.3 buyrate, equivalent to 520,000 buys.