By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Boston will host SummerSlam Week in August 2020 with SummerSlam,SmackDown® Live, Monday Night Raw® and NXT® taking place at TD Garden over four consecutive nights.
2020 Key Dates:
Friday, August 21 – SmackDown Live
Saturday, August 22 – NXT TakeOver
Sunday, August 23 – SummerSlam
Monday, August 24 – Monday Night Raw
SummerSlam is more than just a one-day event, it’s a multi-day celebration, as WWE will host a series of activities including autograph signings and community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the New England region.
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s biggest event of the summer to Boston in 2020,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We are grateful to Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and our partners at TD Garden and look forward to working with them to welcome the world to one of America’s great sports and entertainment cities.”
“On behalf of the City of Boston, we are excited to once again host WWE SummerSlam at TD Garden,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “SummerSlam attracts fans from all across the world, and we are excited to welcome them all to our city for this hallmark WWE event.”
“We have an incredible history with WWE and are honored that they have once again selected TD Garden as the home of SummerSlam,” said Amy Latimer, president of TD Garden. “We’ve dramatically enhanced the arena experience with the addition of The Hub on Causeway and recent arena expansion, and we are thrilled to showcase these tremendous upgrades with fans for one of WWE’s biggest marquee events.”
Additional details, including ticket availability and travel packages, will be announced in the near future.
Powell’s POV: It’s a good week for Boston fans, who found out earlier this week that their city will also host the second AEW on TNT event. When it comes to the WWE schedule, I’m anxious to see how they intend to lay out WrestleMania weekend with Smackdown airing Fridays on Fox. Will the WWE Hall of Fame or NXT Takeover move to Thursday?
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