The second biggest WWE annual premium live event of the year is in Nashville, Tennessee, this weekend.
SummerSlam takes place Saturday at Nissan Stadium, headlined by the unified WWE Universal Championship title match between champion Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
WWE is currently going through an eventful summer with many changes. Vince McMahon, the longtime chairman, CEO and lead creative mind, announced his retirement last Friday amid an internal investigation by the company regarding McMahon using millions of dollars (as reported by WWE in federal securities disclosures on Monday) for payments to quiet allegations of sexual misconduct.
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WWE’s board of directors appointed Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan as co-CEOs. Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon’s daughter, was also named chairwoman of the board. Paul Levesque, known in the wrestling world as Triple H and the husband of Stephanie McMahon, has assumed lead creative duties.
With that, SummerSlam is the first post-Vince McMahon premium live event in WWE. Here’s what you need to know about this weekend.
There are still tickets available for the first WWE event inside Nissan Stadium. WrestleTix, a Patreon-supported overseer of pro wrestling ticket sales, estimates that more than 35,000 tickets have been sold as of Thursday.
Tickets start at $25 and fans can still find ringside seats on sale.
Fans can still purchase parking through Nissan Stadium via Ticketmaster for $35 plus fees.
The full card
Subject to change.
Last Man Standing match for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (champion) vs. Brock Lesnar
RAW Women’s Championship match: Bianca Belair (champion) vs. Becky Lynch
SmackDown Women’s Championship match: Liv Morgan (champion) vs. Ronda Rousey
WWE Tag Team Championship match: The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (champions) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) w/ Jeff Jarrett as special guest referee
WWE United States Championship match: Bobby Lashley (champion) vs. Theory
The Mysterios (Dominick and Rey Mysterio) vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Balor and Damian Priest w/ Rhea Ripley) in a no disqualification match
Pat McAfee vs. Happy Corbin
Logan Paul vs. The Miz
I’m interested in going to SummerSlam but aren’t fully up-to-date on storylines. What can I do?
On Friday night, SmackDown airs on FOX. That’ll be the final show before SummerSlam and should serve as a good refresher for storylines and Saturday’s matches.
How to watch
Peacock, the NBC-based streaming service, houses all WWE premium live events and archived content. It’ll show the pre-show and the event (which starts at 7 p.m. CT) live on Saturday evening. A Peacock subscription to watch SummerSlam starts at $4.99 per month.