SummerSlam 2020 has been announced for August 23 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. However, due to precautions that the city is taking because of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE might have to find a new venue.
As of Friday (May 8), Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh has said that there will be no big events – like parades and festivals – that will be allowed to take place in the city.
According to the Mayor’s Tweet, this ban on events that might draw large crowds will be “up to and including Labor Day on September 7”.
The Mayor has stated that smaller events will be looked at on a “case-to-case” basis.
“If your event brings crowds together in close contact – like a concert, a road race, or a flag raising – you should start looking at alternatives now,” he added.
Given the restrictions placed by the city, it doesn’t look like SummerSlam can take place in Boston as originally planned. There has yet to be an official comment from WWE in the matter.
On their official Twitter account, WWE has announced two additional matches for the Money In The Bank pay-per-view set for this Sunday (May 10).
One of the matches will take place on the Kickoff show. This will be a singles match between the returning Jeff Hardy and Cesaro.
The second match looks like it will take place on the main card. This will also be a singles match between R-Truth and MVP.