Report: WWE Intends To Hold SummerSlam In Front Of Live Crowd
The event is still four months away
After seeing a reported 25,000-plus fans attend each night of WrestleMania, it appears SummerSlam could be the next WWE event to be held in front of paying customers, if all goes right.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported, "Sources within WWE confirmed to Sports Illustrated that the plan is to hold SummerSlam in front of a live crowd."
At this time, no location has been set for SummerSlam, nor has an actual date. Based on patterns of recent years, SummerSlam would most likely be held on either August 15 or August 22.
Upon WWE's moving of its Thunderdome set into Tampa's Yuengling Center a couple weeks ago, it was noted that the company's lease on the venue expired the first week of August. Some have speculated that before then, WWE would assess the possibility of resuming shows with live crowds, depending on where things stood with the pandemic, as well as vaccinations.
SummerSlam 2020 was the first WWE pay-per-view to be held in a "Thunderdome" setting, at the Amway Center in Orlando. The 2019 event was held before a live crowd at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.