WWE President Nick Khan has lifted the lid on why WWE decided to take SummerSlam to Las Vegas.
Before confirmation came that SummerSlam would be heading to Nevada, speculation ran wild for weeks. Numerous states, cities, stadiums and arenas were reportedly in contention, but in the end the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas got the nod.
Reflecting on the decision to hold the summer spectacular in Las Vegas, Nick Khan told FOX 5 in Las Vegas, that it is the “right thing to do” for the economy in the city.
“We know how bad the pandemic hit Las Vegas and the economy there. One of the thoughts we had [at WWE] was to have one of our signature events, SummerSlam, at Allegiant. I don’t believe there have been full fans there yet. We thought a big sell out crowd in Vegas to help stimulate the economy would be the right thing to do with the city,”
Khan reiterated these comments in an interview with News 3 in Vegas, explaining that taking the event to Las Vegas simply made sense.
“There’s so much money and commerce flowing through Las Vegas, an event like ours, it only made sense to have it there. We believe Las Vegas is a working-class heart type of town. People work hard, they play hard. To have an event to help re-jump start this economy and get people back going and put smiles on faces, that’s what we do and we’re happy to have it there.”
Nick Khan’s comments came after Stephanie McMahon gave an interview of her own about the event.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.