WWE are reportedly set for a sensational return to their spiritual home, Madison Square Garden.
In a new report from PWInsider, Mike Johnson writes that WWE will be returning to ‘The Garden’ on September 10th for a Friday Night SmackDown taping. The report notes that the return has been confirmed by sources at the venue.
Madison Square Garden recently returned to full capacity as the Foo Fighters rocked the legendary venue. The gig was the first show to be presented by MSG in 460 days.
The arena which serves as the home of the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks, had been operating at a limited capacity in recent months as sports organisations look to return to normal.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to cancel two planned events due to take place at their traditional home. The company was due to run a house show at the arena in March 2020 which was eventually cancelled. While their traditional post-Christmas event also fell by the wayside.
New Japan Pro Wrestling were also due to present their first ever ‘Wrestling Dynasty’ event from the arena in August 2020.
The arena has hosted three WrestleMania’s, more than any other venue, alongside numerous other noteworthy events. The famous building saw the 2000 Royal Rumble, Triple H’s return from injury in 2001 and multiple other pay-per-views.
There had been some speculation that the company may return to the arena for SummerSlam 2021. However, it was eventually revealed that the event would take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.