Before the "Biggest party of the Summer" the August PPV didn't need a tag line to mean something as I would say that Summerslam 2002 was one of if not the best Summerslam PPV events in the history of the event. In April of 2002 we saw what would become one of the most memorable debuts in the history of WWE. Brock Lesnar would make his debut on Raw as one of the first Post WrestleMania developmental talents to debut on the main roster. Lesnar would get a heavy push upon first arrival in the company as he would go undefeated until November of that year when he lost to the Big Show.
Brock would also become only the second person to win a WWF World Title shot after winning the King of the Ring. Following Brock's match on this event he would bring the WWE Championship to Smackdown exclusively which would bring the WWE World Title onto Raw. However, Brock vs Rock wasn't the only anticipated match-up on this night as after 4 years away Shawn Michaels would make his highly anticipated return to the ring against his former friend Triple H. This would also be the first of many violent matches that would take place between Hunter and Shawn over the next year and a half.