It’s official. The location for this year’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view was confirmed during Bellmont Stakes coverage on NBC.
A commercial aired that confirmed that the event will take place at Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. This means that there will be somewhere around 60,000 fans in attendance if they can sell out the show. It would be the first SummerSlam stadium show since 1992 when Bret Hart and Davey Boy Smith headlined at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
SummerSlam will air live on Peacock on Saturday, August 21. The date is interesting because Manny Pacquaio will also fight Las Vegas on that night. His fight is likely to garner a ton of media attention since it may be his last time in a boxing ring.
WWE will need at least one big main event if they expect to sell out the stadium. It’s been rumored that John Cena will face Universal Champion Roman Reigns on that show and there are plans to bring back Brock Lesnar with Bobby Lashley being the rumored opponent.
WWE has confirmed the news. SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/FWwlQeACwB
— WrestlingNews.co – WWE/AEW News (@WrestlingNewsCo) June 5, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: @SummerSlam will take place from @AllegiantStadm in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, marking the first time the annual event has been held at an @NFL stadium! https://t.co/oqSsBKtSMV pic.twitter.com/ZyNSKDkG3a
— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2021