We reported earlier this week here on eWn that WWE currently wants to continue to run their SummerSlam pay-per-view event in Boston, MA as originally planned. Of course, the ongoing government shutdowns in the city make that pretty unlikely. With that being said, WWE is looking for new locations where they can hold the event with a live crowd. According to a report from the WON, Vince McMahon is reportedly “determined to have a live crowd” for SummerSlam.
The mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, has said that any promotion or event that brings crowds together should start looking for an alternative for the city. He also confirmed that parades and festivals will not be taking place in Boston until at least Labor Day, which is September 7th. That means the only way for WWE SummerSlam to have live fans in attendance this year would be to wait to hold the show until September or move the location to another city. While it’s rumored that Vince McMahon would be open to delaying the show by a month, the final decision has not been made.
Of course, the only person who can make the final call is Vince McMahon and you all know how often he changes his mind.
As of this writing, WWE SummerSlam is scheduled to take place on August 23rd at the TD Garden in Boston.