By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following press release on Monday to announce the SummerSlam 2019 host city and key dates.
WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Toronto will host SummerSlam Week in August 2019 with SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw®, SmackDown® Live and NXT® taking place at Scotiabank Arena over four consecutive nights.
2019 Key Dates:
- Saturday, August 10 – NXT® TakeOver
- Sunday, August 11 – SummerSlam
- Monday, August 12 – Monday Night Raw®
- Tuesday, August 13 – SmackDown® Live
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.
Powell’s POV: As previously noted, SummerSlam is being held a week earlier in 2019 than it has been in recent years. It will be the first time since 2008 that the event has not been held in Brooklyn or Los Angeles.