The date of WWE SummerSlam has been confirmed for Saturday, August 21 at a city and venue not yet announced.
It is believed that it will be held in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, will officially announce the venue during the 2021 Belmont Stakes’ pre-race show on NBC next Saturday, June 5. Tickets for SummerSlam will go on sale on Friday, June 18.
The WWE event schedule that was previously announced looks like this.
- Friday, July 16: Smackdown – Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Sunday, July 18: Money in the Bank – Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas
Monday, July 19: Raw – American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Friday, July 23: Smackdown – Rocket Morgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, July 30: Smackdown – Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tickets for those events are available on WWE.com on the Tickets section here.
Here’s the official announcement from WWE today. Please note that when it says Supershow that means a live event that won’t be televised. It looks like WWE is opting to combine the Raw/Smackdown rosters for live events rather than doing separate brand shows as the have done in the past. They could go back to separate brand shows in the future.
SummerSlam set for Saturday, August 21
STAMFORD, Conn., May 28, 2021 – WWE today announced that SummerSlam 2021 will take place on Saturday, August 21 from a summer destination location. The venue will be revealed during the 2021 Belmont Stakes’ pre-race show on NBC next Saturday, June 5.
Tickets for SummerSlam go on sale Friday, June 18. The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
WWE also announced its next 21 live events as part of the company’s touring schedule this summer. The tour now includes:
- Saturday, July 24: Supershow – PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
- Sunday, July 25: Supershow – KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.
- Saturday, July 31: Supershow – Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee
- Sunday, August 1: Supershow – Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
- Monday, August 2: Raw – Allstate Arena in Chicago
- Friday, August 6: SmackDown – Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
- Saturday, August 7: Supershow – Hertz Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
- Sunday, August 8: Supershow – Stephen O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.
- Monday, August 9: Raw – Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
- Friday, August 13: SmackDown – BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
- Saturday, August 14: Supershow – Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
- Sunday, August 15: Supershow – Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.
- Monday, August 16: Raw – AT&T Center in San Antonio
- Friday, August 20: SmackDown – Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix
- Saturday, August 21: SummerSlam
- Sunday, August 22: Supershow – Ball Arena in Denver
- Monday, August 23: Raw – Pechanga Arena in San Diego
- Friday, August 27: SmackDown – Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Ark.
- Monday, August 30: Raw – Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
- Friday, September 3: SmackDown – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Monday, September 6: Raw – American Airlines Arena in Miami
Tickets for the remaining live events go on sale two weeks from today on Friday, June 11.
TJR Thoughts: If you look at the locations of the Friday and Sunday shows around SummerSlam, Las Vegas makes a lot of sense as the venue for SummerSlam. It’s just a matter of WWE making it official. The interesting thing about the Saturday, August 21 date is that Manny Pacquiao is fighting Errol Spence on the same date in Las Vegas although WWE will be in the football stadium. It’s just a bit strange that WWE would opt to go for a Saturday show instead of the traditional Sunday PPV date.
There is a rumor that WWE might go with Roman Reigns vs. John Cena as the main event of SummerSlam, but it’s just a rumor for now. Cena could return to WWE TV when WWE goes live on the road again in mid-July.