Pretty much right after WrestleMania, it was reported that higher-ups within WWE were desperate to not have the SummerSlam pay-per-view take place at the Performance Center, away from a paying crowd.
However, it was reported several weeks ago that WWE had internally confirmed that the show would not be taking place in Boston as was the original plan, but would be held at the Performance Center.
Well it seems like after meeting last week, WWE management has been able to find an outdoor location for SummerSlam this year, meaning the show won’t be held at the Performance Center, as all main roster WWE shows have since March.
There is no word on the exact location of the show, but reliable Twitter source WrestleVotes is reporting that the current feeling is that the show will be held in the North East of America.
“I’ve been told by 2 different sources over the weekend that the feeling is SummerSlam will be happening outside the PC. Seems like WWE found a location… Northeastern part of the US. No word on if fans will be in attendance or not just yet.”
As WrestleVotes has alluded to, the advantage of holding the pay-per-view outside means that there is the option to have some fans at the show. However, there is no word on if this is in the works right now.
It was reported last week that WWE was considering holding the pay-per-view on a boat. However, it seems like that isn’t going to be happening, but an outdoor venue is looking likely.
Speaking of SummerSlam, it has been theorised that WWE is planning a crazy match stipulation for the show later this month. You can find out more by clicking here.