WWE SummerSlam will not take place at the TD Garden in Boston, MA next month.
This is something that has been known for quite some time but was officially confirmed by the company on Thursday. While it is believed WWE will hold the show from the Performance Center, where all events have been ran since March, this was not confirmed in an official WWE statement.
“In coordination with our local partners, government officials and TD Garden, WWE’s SummerSlam and related events will no longer take place in Boston. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. We are grateful to the city of Boston for their longstanding partnership and look forward to holding WWE events at TD Garden in the future.
SummerSlam will stream live on Sunday, August 23, at 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network, and information regarding a new location for the event is forthcoming.”
#SummerSlam will no longer take place in Boston. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. We are grateful to the city of Boston for their partnership and look forward to holding WWE events at @tdgarden in the future.
— WWE (@WWE) July 23, 2020
Vince McMahon had hoped SummerSlam would be the first WWE show in over five months to take place in front of a real live audience. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases made that impossible. As a result, it is likely Brock Lesnar is not used for the show.
The rumored main event is Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship. We have more on that match and the plans for it in today’s installment of Ask WNC.