At WrestleMania 37, WWE performed in front of a live audience for the first time since March 2020. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE ran shows from the Performance Center before eventually moving into their current ThunderDome set-up.
On April 10 and 11, WWE hosted a combined 51,350 fans (25,675 each night) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida for WrestleMania 37. A new report from Sports Illustrated indicates that the company has its sights set on their next live-crowd show.
Per Justin Barrasso: "Sources within WWE confirmed to Sports Illustrated that the plan is to hold SummerSlam in front of a live crowd."
No additional details were given regarding potential locations for the annual August event. The last time SummerSlam was held in front of a crowd was in 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A date for the 2021 edition of SummerSlam has yet to be announced. Next up on the PPV docket, however, is WrestleMania Backlash on May 16, 2021. You can get more information on the show by visiting our Events Page.
Fightful will keep you updated should more information become available.