Re: Breakthrough Events in Wrestling History...
Bret Hart facing British Bulldog at Summerslam 1992 was a pretty pivotal moment. I read that Summerslam 1992 drew the largest paying audience for a wrestling event in history; although other events have claimed to have drawn larger crowds, they are disputed because of allegations of cooking the numbers to look bigger. Also, the event holds the record for most merchandise sold at a wrestling event: over $1,000,000 worth of merchandise sold - most of it British Bulldog related. This event also proved to Vince McMahon that Bret Hart had what it took to be the top guy in the company, and a guy that could deliver in the main event.