| Date August 21, 2005 | City Washington, DC | Venue MCI Center | Attendance 15,700 |
Summerslam 2005 held in Washington, DC was the 18th annual Summerslam event. The show was headlined by two icons in the business going head to head. Shawn Michaels faced Hulk Hogan. The Heartbreak Kid legendary over sold the match, due to unhappiness over Hogan’s unwillingness to lose the match.
Also on the card, following months of frustration within WWE, Chris Jericho left the company following his match was John Cena.
Sunday Night Heat
Chris Masters beat Hurricane (1:56) via submission.
United States Championship match
Chris Benoit beat Orlando Jordan (c) via submission in 25 seconds
Edge TKO Matt Hardy (4:50).
Rey Mysterio beat Eddie Guerrero to win custody of Dominick (Rey’s son).
Kurt Angle beat Eugene via submission.
Randy Orton pinned The Undertaker.
John Cena pinned Chris Jericho.
World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match
Batista (c) pinned John Bradshaw Layfield.
Hulk Hogan pinned Shawn Michaels (21:24).