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SummerSlam is one of WWE's most famous and long-running pay-per-view events, and one of the "Big Five"; the four others are WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series, and the more recently added Money in the Bank. Much like 'Mania, it is considered a major "transition" PPV as major feuds and storylines tend to begin, end, or otherwise have a major element added to them at SummerSlam. Notable as being the only one of the "Big Five" PPVs to have taken place outside North America; SummerSlam 1992 took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England. It also has the distinction of having been held in the same location several times; between 2009 and 2014, SummerSlam was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California; and from 2015 to 2018, the event took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Has recently been billed as the "WrestleMania of the summer" with matches frequently being part of the big storylines of the season, such as Team WWE's clash with The Nexus in 2010 and the second John Cena vs. CM Punk bout in 2011.

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