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WWE SummerSlam reportedly will be held at the Performance Center

The Biggest Party of the Summer is the latest victim of COVID-19.

WWE was holding out hope that the COVID-19 situation would change and that they would be able to hold their second-largest event of the year, SummerSlam, in front of a crowd of actual fans. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case, as PWInsider is reporting that the event will be taking place at the WWE Performance Center from Orlando, Florida, where every WWE event since March has taken place.

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From the report:

While an official announcement has not yet been made, World Wrestling Entertainment will hold the 2020 Summerslam PPV from the Performance Center on Sunday 8/23.

SummerSlam was originally planned to go down at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, but city mayor Marty Walsh announced in May that all large-scale gatherings were canceled through at least Labor Day. Since then, it’s been unknown what WWE’s plans were, but evidently their hands are tied and the event will have to take place on a closed set.

WWE has reportedly been hoping to hold shows in front of paying fans as early as later this month, but as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a turn for the worse in the United States, especially their current home base of Florida, those hopes were dashed.

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