WWE SummerSlam Ticket Sales To Set Incredible Record

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As WWE continues on the road to SummerSlam in Detroit, there will be a huge crowd in attendance to witness the festivities at Ford Field.

Since the 2021 edition of SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (home of the NFL’s Raiders), WWE has taken SummerSlam from being an arena show to a stadium event.

Last year’s 2022 SummerSlam show took place at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee (home of the NFL’s Titans). There was no rain in that open air stadium as they packed over 40,000+ people into the venue.

This year’s SummerSlam takes place on Saturday, August 5th at Ford Field in Detroit, which is a dome that is the home of the NFL’s Lions.

Despite the fact that WWE has yet to announce a single match for SummerSlam, the company is likely going to set a few records including one of the biggest shows in company history that isn’t a WrestleMania.

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Here is some more insight from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter into some of the potential SummerSlam records that could be set at Ford Field next month.

“With 42,889 tickets out at press time, this will end up as the most attended SummerSlam aside from the 1992 show at Wembley Stadium in the show’s history. It has also already broken the SummerSlam gate record of $4,797,538 set for last year’s show at Nissan Stadium in Nashville with 41,708 total.”

“It will also likely set the SummerSlam gate record. It may also set the WWE’s largest non-WrestleMania gate record, which would be $7.7 million based on the company’s press release (which includes service charge on tickets) and the audited real number of $7,316,940 for this year’s Royal Rumble in San Antonio. That show legitimately did 44,569 paid and this year’s show, if you figure paid at about 40,000, has a good shot to beat that and pricing may be higher this time.”

“One would think the announcements of what is a very strong card should start picking up the sales numbers next week. While this show won’t do the total number of tickets sold as AEW will at Wembley, it’s a longshot, but not out of the question it can do a larger gate. Either way, this should be the WWE’s first or second biggest non-WrestleMania gate in history.”

There are currently eight matches expected/rumored for SummerSlam as well, which was covered in the Observer also.

  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
  • Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Logan Paul vs. Ricochet
  • World Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
  • WWE Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Bianca Belair
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler
  • Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch

There are still several big names that will probably be in matches on the show like Seth Rollins, Edge, Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens and others.