WrestleMania 37 marked the first time in over a year that WWE had fans in attendance for a main roster show.
Now, the company plans to have fans in attendance for their next big pay-per-view event. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported WWE is expecting to have fans in attendance for SummerSlam. This has been the belief among most fans considering SummerSlam takes place in August, which by then the hope is the majority country will be vaccinated and SummerSlam is one of the big four PPV events of the year.
The company has yet to confirm a date and location for the show. WWE President Nick Khan has gone on record by stating that once WWE is back on the road, they want to tour on a full-time basis rather than doing one-off events with a live crowd.
Currently, WWE plans to air their weekly television shows and next few pay-per-view events from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL. Fans are not allowed to attend ThunderDome shows. It should be noted that WWE’s lease with the arena ends this August.
Before the pandemic started, WWE had planned to hold last year’s SummerSlam at TD Garden in Boston. Obviously, the 2019 SummerSlam was the last installment of this PPV theme to have fans in attendance from Toronto’s Scotiabank arena in 2019.