Professional wrestling’s biggest summer party will be making its return to Boston in 2020, as WWE has confirmed the report that TD Garden will host SummerSlam, as well as three other shows, in August 2020.
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s biggest event of the summer to Boston in 2020,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We are grateful to Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and our partners at TD Garden and look forward to working with them to welcome the world to one of America’s great sports and entertainment cities.”
In addition to SummerSlam, TD Garden will also host SmackDown LIVE on Friday, Aug. 21, NXT TakeOver the following night, and Monday Night Raw the night after SummerSlam.
The WWE will host a series of activities including autograph signings and community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the New England region.
“We have an incredible history with WWE and are honored that they have once again selected TD Garden as the home of SummerSlam,” Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden, said. “We’ve dramatically enhanced the arena experience with the addition of The Hub on Causeway and recent arena expansion, and we are thrilled to showcase these tremendous upgrades with fans for one of WWE’s biggest marquee events.”
Boston last hosted SummerSlam in 2006, when Edge defeated Massachusetts native John Cena for the WWE Championship. That SummerSlam was also the site of Hulk Hogan’s final match in the WWE.