The 2020 edition of SummerSlam is scheduled to take place on August 23rd. There are still several weeks remaining before the show eventually takes place but as positive coronavirus numbers continue to increase, it seems impossible to see the fans at the event. Vince McMahon was seemingly hell-bent on bringing back the fans to some capacity but that won’t be the case in the current tough situation.
WWE had previously been working on relocating SummerSlam 2020 from the original host city of Boston to a place where they can have the event with fans. States like Oklahoma, Georgia, or Florida were reportedly available for backup options. But the situation changed in recent times as the coronavirus positive numbers have been charting up.
The city of Boston clearly announced that gatherings won’t be allowed until September 7th, The Labor Day and so so the SummerSlam can’t take place in the city unless it’s sans fans or WWE waits until September. Additionally, the recent COVID-19 cases in the company have just made things worse.
So the latest news is that WWE would probably have no choice but to conduct SummerSlam 2020 at the Performance Center just like they did at WrestleMania 36. WrestleVotes is reporting that WWE may be forced to hold the event without fans within the closed-set PC,
“Recently asked for an update on SummerSlam, source said 2 or 3 weeks ago he was certain WWE would find a way to do it w/ an audience. Today, very much unsure. As badly as they don’t want the event at the PC, unfortunately that’s very much on the table. Decision not yet imminent.”
This might not be the option that WWE aka Vince McMahon doesn’t want to adopt but this is the smartest option to go for as WWE won’t have to travel along with the roster that put talents’ health at risk. Rather they can just intensify the safety measures to get rid of coronavirus and host the show in an accustomed atmosphere where the superstars will also feel comfortable.
SummerSlam is the second biggest pay-per-view event of the year and WWE wanted to bring all the shenanigans alongside it after the cancellation of WrestleMania 36 from the Raymond James Stadium in Florida. But health and safety come first, as always as the company would have to postpone to go back to normalcy.