It was announced today that WWE will be running SummerSlam 2019 in Toronto. The reason they announced it today is because WWE is running Raw and Smackdown in Toronto over the next two nights. Here’s the WWE press release:
As first reported by Entertainment Tonight Canada, Toronto will host SummerSlam Week in August 2019 with SummerSlam (Sunday, Aug. 11), Monday Night Raw (Monday, Aug. 12), SmackDown LIVE (Tuesday, Aug. 13) and NXT TakeOver (Saturday, Aug. 10) taking place at Scotiabank Arena over four consecutive nights.
SummerSlam is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration, as WWE will host a series of activities including SummerSlam Axxess, WWE’s interactive fan festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, along with community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s Biggest Event of the Summer back to Toronto,” said John Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We look forward to working with our partners at Tourism Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to build a blueprint that welcomes our global fan base to the great city of Toronto.”
Additional details, including ticket availability and travel packages, will be announced in the near future.
That’s cool with me. I live about two hours from Toronto, so I’ll likely be at the NXT Takeover event for sure and SummerSlam probably. I don’t know if I’ll be at everything. It’s a year anyway, so there’s plenty of time to figure it out.
What is noteworthy is that WWE chose to do it one week earlier than this year’s SummerSlam. I’m not sure why, but maybe it was a scheduling issue or something they felt that was better.