|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date||August 18, 1996|
SummerSlam (1996) was the ninth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It was presented by Stridex. It took place on August 18, 1996, at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Faarooq Asad had been scheduled to face Ahmed Johnson in a match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at the event, but the match did not take place as Johnson was legitimately injured. Before the main event Vader used a new version of his theme "Vader Time" with quotes in a interview with Dok Hendrix for the final hype for the main event.
Todd Pettengill hosted the "Bikini Beach Blast-Off" party during the Free for All, where a pool was set up for everyone. Guests included Sunny, Sable, Marc Mero, The Smoking Gunns, Marlena, Goldust, T.L. Hopper, Who, Jerry Lawler, The Bushwhackers, Aldo Montoya, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and Shawn Michaels.
Vader had originally won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship match twice, first by countout (after he press-slammed Michaels onto the guard rail) and then by disqualification (when Michaels struck Vader repeatedly with Cornette's tennis racket), but because WWF championships can only change hands by pinfall or submission, Cornette demanded that the match restart both times. WWF President Gorilla Monsoon allowed this when Michaels agreed.
|1F||Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Yokozuna||Singles match||01:52|
|2||Owen Hart defeated Savio Vega||Singles match||13:23|
|3||The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) (c) (with Sunny) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip), The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Leif Cassidy), and The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phineas I.) (with Hillbilly Jim)||Four-way elimination match for the WWF Tag Team Championship||12:18|
|4||Sycho Sid defeated The British Bulldog||Singles match||06:24|
|5||Goldust (with Marlena) defeated Marc Mero (with Sable)||Singles match||11:01|
|6||Jerry Lawler defeated Jake Roberts||Singles match||04:07|
|7||Mankind defeated The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer)||Boiler Room Brawl||26:40|
|8||Shawn Michaels (c) (with Jose Lothario) defeated Vader (with Jim Cornette)||Singles match for the WWF Championship||22:58|