WWE is taking a break from its traditional schedule this weekend as SummerSlam will be held on Saturday instead of the usual Sunday for WWE pay-per-view events.
Speaking to Recode Media, WWE President Nick Khan explained the decision to move the day of the event.
"Peacock allows us to test a few things, in terms of dates. SummerSlam, that's on Saturday. Traditionally, we've gone on Sunday with pay-per-views. We believe, on the sports calender, there are certain days where there should be sports and there aren't sports. We believe Saturday is one of those. Traditionally, we had not done that well in terms of box office in Las Vegas. If you speak of the Sunday connotation. No one has ever said, 'Let's go to Vegas and go crazy on a Sunday.' (Vegas) is a Friday and Saturday night town. We thought Saturday would work for us in Vegas and the ticket sales are reflective of that. We have a big audience and a big gate," he said.
NXT TakeOver, which is typically held on Saturday nights before major WWE pay-per-views, will take place the night after SummerSlam.
You can view the current lineup for WWE SummerSlam by clicking here.
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