WWE confirms SummerSlam for Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

Originally published at WWE confirms SummerSlam for Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

WWE has confirmed that the 2021 edition of SummerSlam will take place from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The annual event will take place on Saturday, August 21st on the same night as Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Errol Spence Jr. that will also be held in Las Vegas.

The news of the location for the event was first reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast. Earlier on Saturday, Fightful Select confirmed that Las Vegas remained the location for SummerSlam with the deal made official last weekend.

From WWE president Nick Khan in the company’s release:

Coming out of the pandemic, it was important to us to have a big event like SummerSlam in Las Vegas. We expect to deliver a great night of sports-entertainment for the people of the city and a boost in foot traffic for the casinos and local businesses.

WWE announced the news of the location prior to Saturday’s Belmont Stakes race, which aired on NBC.

Allegiant Stadium is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL. It will mark the second time SummerSlam has been held at a stadium and the first time since 1992 when it was held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Tickets for SummerSlam will go on sale Friday, June 18th.

 

While I have no doubt they’ll be able to pack the place - I feel like unlike the annual Mania sell-outs, based on name alone, they’ll have to work for this one a little harder.

Obviously this will have to be an all hands on deck show in terms of roster…

I assume the rumoured Cena / Reigns match will happen…

What else? Lesnar / Lashley? Becky return?

Trying to think of the biggest things they could pull. What could they do?

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I think they need to book Lashley/Lesnar, especially if they want to attract fight fans in Vegas. The Pacquiao fight is going to really hurt them if they want to draw from those fans

I think you hit the nail on the head with all three. I would do both of those matches if I were them, and a Becky return makes a lot of sense. I know some people were upset that she didnt appear at mania, but in hindsight I think its a good thing as you really could hype her return up.