On Thursday, WWE officially confirmed that the original location for this year’s SummerSlam has been nixed.
The company planned to hold SummerSlam at the TD Garden in Boston. That couldn’t happen due to the coronavirus and not being able to have fans attend.
Thus, WWE reportedly made the call to host it at the Performance Center on August 23rd.
It should be noted that WWE's statement didn’t confirm the new location for the show. WWE issued the following:
“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.”
WrestleVotes was the first to report that WWE had a card in place for the show dating back a few months, but it has been torn up. You can see a list of rumored matches for SummerSlam here.