Over the past month, the coronavirus pandemic has forced WWE to change their programming schedule and put a big nail in the company’s plans for WrestleMania 36. WWE managed to overcome all obstacles and hosted the Show Of Shows at their Performance Center and a couple of other undisclosed locations without any spectator in attendance.
Now that the company is nearing the next Big 4 pay-per-view on their calendar, it appears that Vince McMahon has some important decisions to make.
As of this writing, WWE SummerSlam is still scheduled to take place on August 23rd. President Donald Trump recently suspended all sports events/public gatherings until September, but it appears that WWE is not ready to reschedule The Biggest Party Of The Summer just yet.
Balor Club Guy, a super fan who goes to practically every major pro wrestling event posted a response he received from the TD Garden, the location for SummerSlam 2020. The multi-purpose arena informed him that the PPV is still on its calendar.
While it’s true that WWE still has about four months to evaluate the situation, it doesn’t seem like Mr. McMahon would be willing to relocate the Big 4 PPV. The company had to relocate WrestleMania and Money In The Bank, and Extreme Rules could be meeting the same fate if California prevents WWE from hosting the July 19th event at the SAP Center in San Jose.
As previously reported, WWE would still be able to achieve a record-setting $1 billion in revenue even if they don’t hold another live event or Saudi Arabian show, but the fact that the second Big 4 pay-per-view might be impacted by the pandemic is a major concern among the WWE Universe.
The 2020 Hall Of Fame ceremony and NXT TakeOver event would reportedly be held during SummerSlam weekend if WWE can host The Biggest Party Of The Summer as scheduled with an audience in attendance.