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WWE Reportedly Wants to Make SummerSlam Into 2021’s WrestleMania

June 9, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, WWE announced that this year’s SummerSlam event will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the first SummerSlam event held at a stadium since SummerSlam 1992 at Wembley Stadium. Additionally, WWE plans on pulling out all the stops for this year’s SummerSlam event, essentially making it 2021’s WrestleMania, per a report from WrestleVotes.

WrestleVotes reports that WWE is “100%” dedicated to presenting SummerSlam as this year’s WrestleMania. This is likely due to the event being held after WWE returns to live touring in July. Also, this year’s WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium had to be held with limited capacity due to the pandemic restrictions. Currently, Las Vegas doesn’t have those pandemic restrictions since the city fully reopened on June 1.

The report added that a WWE source said about SummerSlam, “All resources will be tapped into.” WrestleVotes also noted that WWE wants Roman Reigns vs. John Cena to headline the event, but it’s uncertain whether or not WWE has decided on the main event match. It was previously reported last month by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE was looking to book Cena vs. Reigns for the Universal title, and WWE wants a big main event for the show to make it “stadium-worthy.”

WWE has not yet confirmed if Cena will appear or wrestle at SummerSlam 2021. The card will be held on Saturday, August 21. It will be broadcast live on Peacock in the US and the WWE Network everywhere else.