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Backstage Rumor on Venue for WWE SummerSlam 2021, One City ‘Gaining A Lot Of Steam’

May 11, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATED: Fightful Select has more details on WWE’s potential plans for SummerSlam. According to Fightful, it can confirm that a previous WrestleVotes tweet that WWE is considering an earlier date for this year’s SummerSlam, with August 1 being discussed but in no way confirmed as of yet.

Fightful also notes that on WWE’s internal talent relations app, there is a pay-per-view scheduled for July 18 with no current show name applied to it.

Additionally, the report states that one city “gaining a lot of steam” as a possible SummerSlam destination is Las Vegas. Fightful reports that Phoenix and a “nondescript” Texas have also been thrown around as options. Fightful mentioned that it had not heard of the Madison Square Garden option being discussed internally within WWE as of this past weekend.

Meanwhile, it’s also mentioned in the report that Vince McMahon wanted to “shake up the pay-per-view schedule” back around WrestleMania, though as noted, the WWE pay-per-view schedule seems to be getting back to normal.

ORIGINAL: As previously reported, WWE is said to be looking at August 22 as the date for this year’s WWE SummerSlam 2021 event. According to a new report by Dave Meltzer on today’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE might have a location in mind for this year’s event as well.

According to Meltzer, Madison Square Garden is currently being considered as a host venue for this year’s SummerSlam. WWE has not yet confirmed an official date or location for the event. The Garden hosted the original SummerSlam in 1988, along with 1991 and 1998.

Previously, WrestleVotes and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter have noted that this year’s SummerSlam would live fan in attendance, and the show could mark an official return to live touring for WWE.

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