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SummerSlam (2003) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on August 24, 2003, at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. It was the 16th annual SummerSlam event and starred wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown! brands in nine professional wrestling matches. In the first main event, World Heavyweight Champion Triple H (pictured) defeated Chris Jericho, Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Randy Orton, and Shawn Michaels to retain his championship. In the other main match, featuring wrestlers from the SmackDown! brand, defending WWE Champion Kurt Angle defeated challenger Brock Lesnar. The other main match was a No Holds Barred match between wrestlers from the Raw brand, in which Kane defeated Rob Van Dam. The event marked the second time the Elimination Chamber format was used by WWE; the first was at Survivor Series 2002. Including its scripted buildup, SummerSlam (2003) grossed over $715,000 ticket sales from an attendance of 16,113 and received about 415,000 pay-per-view buys, more than the following year's event. This event helped WWE increase its pay-per-view revenue by $6.2 million from the previous year. (Full article...)

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