As Wrestlemania season has concluded, WWE is moving closer to their next Big Four pay-per-view SummerSlam. Known as `The Biggest Party of the Summer,’ host of the Mat Men podcast Adrian Zarian tweeted that this year’s event is rumored to take place live from Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.
The WWE confirmed Friday morning that SummerSlam will take place on Saturday, August 21 and the official announcement about the location of the event will be shared during the 2021 Belmont Stakes’ pre-race show next Saturday, June 5.
Due to the pandemic, this will be the first SummerSlam to take place outside of the WWE Thunderdome since 2019, and the first to take place in an outdoor stadium since SummerSlam 1992 was held at Wembley Stadium. Allegiant Stadium has the capacity to fill up to 72,000 fans and time will tell if there will be any restrictions as the news breaks.
Since Peacock is the exclusive home of the WWE, fans of the WWE Universe will be able to stream the event. For only $4.99/month, Peacock Premium gives you access to all of the WWE’s live pay-per-view events, hours of original content, WWE documentaries, WWE’s expansive vault of wrestling, and access to hit shows, and movies available on Peacock.
The interesting tidbit to keep in mind is that there’s a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. scheduled on the same night at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is known for his Ruthless Aggression, but it will be interesting to see if he decides to go head-to-head with a boxing match that is only 2 miles away from SummerSlam.
Along with the date of SummerSlam, WWE also announced its next 21 live events of its summer tour schedule. The tour now includes:
– Saturday, July 24: Supershow – PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
– Sunday, July 25: Supershow – KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.
– Saturday, July 31: Supershow – Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee
– Sunday, August 1: Supershow – Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
– Monday, August 2: Raw – Allstate Arena in Chicago
– Friday, August 6: SmackDown – Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
– Saturday, August 7: Supershow – Hertz Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
– Sunday, August 8: Supershow – Stephen O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.
– Monday, August 9: Raw – Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
– Friday, August 13: SmackDown – BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
– Saturday, August 14: Supershow – Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
– Sunday, August 15: Supershow – Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.
– Monday, August 16: Raw – AT&T Center in San Antonio
– Friday, August 20: SmackDown – Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix
– Saturday, August 21: SummerSlam
– Sunday, August 22: Supershow – Ball Arena in Denver
– Monday, August 23: Raw – Pechanga Arena in San Diego
– Friday, August 27: SmackDown – Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Ark.
– Monday, August 30: Raw – Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
– Friday, September 3: SmackDown – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
– Monday, September 6: Raw – American Airlines Arena in Miami
Tickets for the remaining live events go on sale on Friday, June 11.