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BOSTON, Mass. — WrestleVotes has a new report on SummerSlam 2020. It’s a big concern for fans who hope the event still happens at TD Garden in Boston.

Per WrestleVotes on Twitter, WWE wants SummerSlam to “remain as is,” presumably meaning no restrictions on crowd size or personnel. The city of Boston has reportedly “made it clear that’s not likely.”


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Dave Meltzer confirmed the report at F4Wonline.com. Here’s what he said, per NoDQ:

“Vince is the person who will make the call and he changes his mind constantly, sometimes brilliant and often in almost complete denial of what is going on in the world and right now he sees the pandemic as something inconvenient because it gets in the way of his vision of what the product is supposed to be and his plans.”

Thus, WWE is now actively seeking new locations for SummerSlam 2020. The pay-per-view event is still officially scheduled for Sunday, August 23 at TD Garden.

If Vince McMahon has his way, SummerSlam won't be happening in Boston, (Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

If Vince McMahon has his way, SummerSlam won’t be happening in Boston, (Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

Mass. governor Charlie Baker recently introduced a four-phase plan for reopening the state economy. The fourth phase is ominously titled “The New Normal”. Large venues like TD Garden would presumably fall under the category of a business that reopens slowly and relatively late in the process.


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In addition, Boston mayor Marty Walsh also tweeted recently: “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.”

It’s certainly sounding like things will have to drastically change in Boston for SummerSlam to take place at TD Garden and fully realize Vince McMahon’s vision. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news and credible rumors that come out.

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