The original plans for this year’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event have been scrapped.
According to a tweet sent out by the Twitter account, WrestleVotes, WWE had a card in place for the show dating back a few months, but it has been torn up. In fact, two matches are no longer planned because of the injury suffered by WWE Hall of Famer Edge, and former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar not being expected to work this show.
Regarding Lesnar, who hasn’t been seen since dropping the WWE Title to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36, is likely not working the event because WWE doesn’t have a desire to book him without fans.
On the flip side, plans involving Edge have been nixed due to him undergoing surgery for a torn triceps. Here’s the report:
“Was told this weekend the projected SummerSlam card that creative had in place a few months ago has been torn up. Edge’s injury played a big part, as well as the lack of audience - no fans means WWE has little desire to have Lesnar on the PPV. 2 major matches scrapped.”
WWE originally planned to hold SummerSlam at the TD Garden in Boston. However, due to the coronavirus and not being able to have fans attend, WWE reportedly made the call to host it at the Performance Center on August 23rd.