There has been a big announcement that will likely affect this year’s WWE SummerSlam.
The Live event was due to take place at Boston’s TD Gardens on Sunday August 24th. The event is most likely going to change after Boston’s Mayor has made an announcement.
Marty Walsh confirmed that there will be no mass gatherings in the State until Labour Day Weekend which is September 7th. That means no events, parades or large sporting events which means WWE will have to make alternative plans for the pay per view event.
He said (via F4WOnline)
“If your event brings crowds together in close contact–like a concert, a road race, or a flag raising–you should start looking at alternatives now.”
With America and most of the world fighting the Coronavirus pandemic it makes sense not to have mass gatherings which could possibly spread infection. Better to be safe than sorry.
This year’s WrestleMania and the upcoming Money in the Bank events have been held without fans for the first time in the history of the wrestling company. This has forced WWE to try alternative ideas for fans including cinematic matches such as the Bone Yard Match, Firefly Fun House Match and the upcoming Ladder Matches which are scheduled to take place on top of WWE headquarters.
WWE were hoping that by the time Summerslam came around the restrictions on fans would have been relaxed to allow even a small crowd to be allowed access but that is growing unlikely and an alternative venue will need to be planned for the Summer pay per view event.
I can announce that parades and festivals will not take place this summer in the City of Boston,
up to and including Labor Day on September 7.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) May 8, 2020
We will Keep you updated with any news on this.