They have a plan. We are still a few months away from Summerslam but that does not mean it is too early to start planning. There are a lot of things that need to be done before the show gets here and now a lot of the details are starting to fall into place. WWE has taken the time to make those details work, including one which has nothing to do with wrestling.
This weekend, WWE announced that Summerslam 2021 will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 21. The date was known in advance but the venue had yet to be confirmed. The situation may cause WWE some scheduling conflicts as the show is in the same city and on the same date as a major boxing match, but WWE has a plan in advance.
According to PWInsider.com, WWE’s plan to deal with the Pacquiao fight is to have Summerslam end early enough for fans to either make it to the fight or to watch it on pay per view elsewhere. Summerslam is currently scheduled to begin at 8pm EST with the fight taking place later in the night. There is no word on how long this year’s Summerslam is scheduled to run.
WWE has worked with boxing before. Check out some of their shared moments:
Opinion: This is certainly a simple idea and it might be exactly the right move. The fight is likely to start fairly late at night and if the fans can take in both in one night, it should work out rather well. I’m curious to see how Summerslam goes, as it tends to be one of the longer shows of the year. That might not be something that needs to happen, but a short stadium show would be a bit weird.
What do you think of the idea? What do you expect from the show? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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