WWE SummerSlam Likely To Set Incredible Record

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The upcoming WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view is about to set an impressive record for the company.

This year’s SummerSlam event takes place on August 5th from Ford Field in Detroit. It will be the 36th annual “Biggest Party of the Summer” that has seen WWE take SummerSlam from an arena show to stadiums since 2021.

The card for SummerSlam this year will be headlined by Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against his cousin Jey Uso in a Tribal Combat Match where “anything goes” meaning weapons will be allowed in the match.

Also on the card, Seth “Freakin” Rollins will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Finn Balor while Cody Rhodes has to face Brock Lesnar for the third time. The WWE Women’s Title will also be on the line with Asuka defending the championship against Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair.

When it comes to the crowd at SummerSlam this year, it’s expected that there will be over 40,000+ people in attendance.

On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that SummerSlam will set the record as the biggest grossing non-WrestleMania event in WWE history. As he made his point, Meltzer also ended up talking about AEW attendance for Wembley Stadium at All In as well and how fans perceive attendance.

“As far as the idea of this giant crowd, I mean, this will probably be legitimately the biggest gross in the United States for a non-WrestleMania show in the history of pro wrestling in the United States since the beginning of time, which is an incredible accomplishment. But because of All In, it’s almost like anything they announce is almost gonna make some people try to go, ‘Oh, you’re losers. You lost to,’ You know, which is ridiculous.”

“That thing where, you know, like they’ll go in there and I mean, legitimately, if they end up with 50,000 people, which is a giant success, you know, you’re gonna have those people go, you didn’t even sell it out. Like there was a chance of selling out Ford Field, there was no chance of this for SummerSlam. It’s a disaster because we had all those people with Wembley when I was going, like, man, if they do 30,000 people, they’re doing great.”

“What are you talking about? If they don’t do it, at least, if they don’t sell out, it’s a failure. You know, if they do 70,000, it’s a failure. You know what I mean? Because that’s the fight that people wanna have, which is ridiculous.”

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