WWE may return to the World's Most Famous Arena for the Biggest Party of the Summer.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE is considering Madison Square Garden as the host venue for SummerSlam.
Madison Square Garden hosted the first-ever SummerSlam in 1988, which was headlined by The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) against The Mega Bucks (Andre The Giant & Ted DiBiase) with Jesse Ventura as the special guest referee. The venue also hosted SummerSlam 1991 and 1998.
In April, Sports Illustrated reported WWE was planning to hold SummerSlam in front of a live crowd. WWE President Nick Khan previously stated that WWE is not looking to do one-off events anymore with crowds and that once the company is back on the road, they'll be back on the road full-time.
Fightful Select, however, posted the following update.
As of this moment, even within the company there isn't a confirmed Summerslam location that talent and staff know about. It's a poorly kept secret that WWE wants fans at the show, but that's been well known within the company for quite a while as they wouldn't be looking at outside venues otherwise.
WrestleVotes had noted that they'd heard a sooner date than usual was being discussed, and we can confirm that August 1 is the date being referred to, but should make it clear that nothing on that front is confirmed yet. There's also a PPV date scheduled within the company's talent relations app for July 18, though no name is applied to it.
There have been several cities and locations discussed, but internally Las Vegas seems to be gaining a lot of steam. We'd also heard Phoenix, and a nondescript "Texas" thrown around. We'd not heard of any internal discussions of New York City as of this past weekend, though Dave Meltzer has heard that MSG is in consideration.
We're told that Vince McMahon specifically wanted to shake up the pay per view schedule back around WrestleMania, but it seems like most of the schedule is getting back to normal.
WWE has not commented on the status of SummerSlam or the return of fans.
Fightful will keep fans updated as more information is known.