SummerSlam was originally supposed to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to change those plans soon after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the suspension of all large-scale gatherings till September 7.
So far, WWE has booked seven matches for SummerSlam but the location for the grand event is yet to be confirmed.
WrestleVotes is now reporting that WWE has landed on a location for SummerSlam but fans won’t be allowed to attend the show. The company also scouted a number of locations in the northeast but hasn’t been to figure something out just yet.
The good news is that WWE has apparently managed to book a location outside of the Performance Center but it remains to be seen when exactly the company is ready to announce the venue.
While SummerSlam is still scheduled to take place on August 23rd, there are doubts regarding the card for Payback.
Scheduled to take place just one week following The Biggest Party Of Summer, WWE Payback could be in serious jeopardy due to the lack of time to book the show.
WWE is yet to officially announce Payback for August 30th but there’s a reason why they haven’t acknowledged the event just yet.
According to RingsideNews, current plans for Payback are a complete hotchpotch. Nobody has any clue of what’s going on as the plans change multiple times a day.
In case WWE fails to book a proper card for Payback, they can simply book SummerSlam rematches for the August 30th PPV. While that doesn’t quite sound like a viable idea, Vince McMahon could still proceed with it if he feels the need to host a pay-per-view just a week following SummerSlam.
It remains to be seen what goes down in the next couple of weeks as WWE prepares to end this month on a high note.