Watching SummerSlam 97 as I'm typing this from that very link. I got hold of it a few weeks ago and it's damn useful for the AE and pre-2003 stuff which is the point where I'll stop and continue my journey from the end of 2004 until 2008. It might take a long
time but when I'm finished, I can officially call myself educated on WWE's best years!
And a bit before that, I finally rewatched the HIAC match between Undertaker and HHH.
I rate it at ****1/2. Like Punk/Cena at MITB, the feelings is not the same when you already know what happens beforehand which might explain why I rarely watch matches more than a couple of times. Slow start with them fighting outside the ring, then Hunter takes control and does his chair beatdown on Taker to the point where HBK almost stops the match before the Hell's Gate catches him. Crowd gets into extra and there's the SCM/Pedigree spot where even I believed that the streak would be over. After that, Taker sits up, takes control and starts performing a gang of his signature moves from the Snake Eyes/Big Boot combo to the Chokeslam. A bit of epic back and forth with great storytelling, then in a WM26 recall, HHH does the DX Chop taunt which leads to the Tombstone ending it once and for all! This match is more reliant on storytelling than actual wrestling and as such, it wont be as exciting as the very first time. Still a classic, though.