On this date in WWE history: The Rock wins the 'Big Gold Belt' at SummerSlam

The Rock defeated Booker T to win the WCW heavyweight championship at "SummerSlam" on this date in history.

Finally ... The Rock ... has come back ... to San Jose!

And he came back in style, winning the WCW Championship on August 19, 2001, by pinning Booker T in the main event of SummerSlam, on this date in WWE history.

The Rock, who dropped the WWF title to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania X-Seven prior to his departure to film "The Scorpion King," had returned from his Hollywood hiatus just a few weeks prior to the SummerSlam pay-per-view event to work a program with Booker T as part of the "Invasion" angle.

They did not disappoint.

Video of their "SummerSlam Recall":

Spinarooni, to kick-up, to Rock Bottom, to pin.

As good as it gets.

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