WWE SummerSlam is reportedly heading to Nevada.
The location of the summer spectacular has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks, as it was reported that the event may have been emanating from Madison Square Garden. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider SummerSlam will take place on August 22nd.
However, a new report from Sports Illustrated notes that the pay-per-view will be held in Nevada in front of a live crowd.
The report adds that WWE will not return to the ThunderDome once live shows recommence.
The news comes after WWE announced that Hell In A Cell will be held on June 20th. This marks a significant shift in WWE’s calendar as the event usually takes place in October. The announcement meant that Money In The Bank would also be moving from it’s traditional slot.
As things stand Hell In A Cell will be the last pay-per-view held inside the ThunderDome. Sports Illustrated also note that that Money In The Bank will now be held in July, in front of a live crowd in Texas.
“Per sources close to WWE, Sports Illustrated has learned that July’s pay-per-view will be Money in the Bank. The reason behind the move is that, internally, it is believed that Hell in a Cell in June will be a stronger broadcast from the ThunderDome, while Money in the Bank in July—which is currently slated to be held in front of a crowd in Texas—is significantly more captivating with fans.”
NXT also recently provided an update on their COVID-19 procedures for fans attending live shows.
The company explained that COVID testing will now be conducted on site the day of the event. The tests will be conducted free of charge and regardless of vaccination status.
Previously fans were required to undertake a test the day prior to the event.