SummerSlam is the WWE’s summer spectacular and after weeks of speculation on the venue for this year’s event, the biggest party of the summer could be on the move again.
Reports in recent weeks suggested that the event could be heading to WWE’s spiritual home of New York City. Then later reports suggested that Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was the new front runner to host WWE’s second-biggest pay-per-view of the year.
If that were to happen it would be the first time Las Vegas would have hosted a SummerSlam event. This year’s event will be especially important to WWE as it will be the third pay-per-view held back in front of fans following the pandemic. 2020’s edition of SummerSlam was held in front of no fans at the WWE ThunderDome and saw Roman Reigns make his triumphant return to WWE after several months of inaction. WrestleMania 37 was held at the Raymond James Stadium in April 2021 with over 25,000 fans attending each night of action. Money In The Bank is due to take place on the 18th of July and will be the third show held by the company back on the road in front of fans.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has now reported that Allegiant Stadium might not be holding the event after all. In the latest edition of his newsletter, Meltzer confirmed that the show will take place on a Saturday rather than WWE’s traditional pay-per-view day of Sunday. Meltzer says this move was originally done to accommodate Allegiant Stadium but things have transpired since that leave the status of the show being held there up in the air.
Meltzer suggests that the show will be held at a football stadium with what he reports to be a “WrestleMania main event and card” with rumours circulating that both John Cena and Brock Lesnar are in line to return for the show.
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is apparently still in the running to host the show along with Inglewood, California, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and Nashville, Tennessee. Fans won’t have too long to wait to find out officially where SummerSlam will be held with the announcement due to be made during NBC’s coverage of The Preakness Stakes horse-racing event on the 5th of June.