WWE already booked seven matches for SummerSlam but there was a dilemma regarding the venue. It appears that the company could finally be finishing up with the final touches and an announcement might be on the horizon.
According to Jon Alba, Amway Center in Orlando is WWE’s new location for SummerSlam this year. The sports and entertainment arena is reportedly the new site for WWE’s upcoming tapings as well, and per, Alba, the company could be utilizing the facility for future events.
As reported earlier, WWE had scouted locations in the northeast for The Biggest Party of Summer. However, those talks never led to something fruitful and per Dave Meltzer, the company could be making an announcement anytime now.
The Amway Center boasts of a capacity of 18,846 for NBA games. Even with social distancing protocols, WWE can easily fit a lot of fans in the arena provided they’re allowed to attend the event in the first place.
Meanwhile, Ryan Satin is reporting that the latest RAW and SmackDown tapings are expected to be WWE’s final two taped shows from the Performance Center (for now). The company is relocating to the Amway Center for their future tapings.
WrestleVotes further reports that Superstars are enthusiastic about relocating to the Amway Center. The fact that the talents are moving away from the training facility does feel like a breath of fresh air during these difficult and unprecedented times.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez noted that WWE has already rented out the Amway Center and production trucks are on their way to the new location. The company will have a much bigger setup and more room to play with at their new venue.
It was further reported that WWE is looking to rent out the Amway Center for the remainder of 2020. The specifics about how much Vince McMahon is paying for the Amway Center is unknown at the moment.