When WWE announced that Summerslam will take place on August 21 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, fans wondered why Sin Gitty was chosen. Was because of the glitz and glamour the city exudes? Its status as a sports hub?. No, it looks like WWE's decision had a lot more to do with trying to reinvigorate the community.
"We know how bad the pandemic hit Las Vegas and the economy there. One of the thoughts we had [at WWE] was to have one of our signature events, SummerSlam, at Allegiant," WWE president and Las Vegas native Nick Khan said during an interview. "I don't believe there have been full fans there yet. We thought a big sell-out crowd in Vegas to help stimulate the economy would be the right thing to do with the city."
Interestingly enough, the decision already seems to be having the desired effect after it was reported between 36,000 to 37,000 tickets have already been sold already.
The rumor mill is also running rampant on a plethora of changes to the company, including the idea of former UFC Champion, Brock Lesnar coming back for a match. This might be the time for the company to finally capitalize on the Brock Lesnar versus Bobby Lashley dream match fans have been wanting for years, which could be a huge box office draw.
In the end, WWE has a lot to prove on this upcoming tour and the final chance to do that is at this year's Summerslam.