Earlier on this year, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, WWE was forced to hold WrestleMania 36 inside the Performance Center without any fans in attendance.
Since then, it has been widely reported that WWE higher-ups were determined to hold SummerSlam in August 2020 away from the PC and in front of paying fans.
It was reported just last week that people within WWE were unsure of the status of SummerSlam, but with the event drawing closer, we now know where it is going to the place.
According to a report from PWInsider, SummerSlam will take place on August 23 at the Performance Center. Every pay-per-view since Elimination Chamber in March has taken place at the PC.
While an official announcement has not yet been made, World Wrestling Entertainment will hold the 2020 Summerslam PPV from the Performance Center on Sunday 8/23.
WWE was slated to hold four events – Friday Night Smackdown, NXT Takeover: Boston, Summerslam 2020 and Monday Night Raw from Friday 8/21 through Monday 8/24 at Boston’s TDGarden Arena originally, but the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent those plans.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced in May that the city would not allow any large gatherings in the city through the end of the summer.
Summerslam is considered WWE’s second biggest event of the year. This would mark the first time it is not held inside an arena or stadium.
WWE reportedly had plans to hold shows in front of paying customers by the end of this month. However, following a report COVID outbreak at the Performance Center, those have allegedly been delayed.
The report does not state that paying fans won’t be allowed into the venue if local governments allow for it. However, it is clear that the show won’t be at a proper stadium or arena.