Despite growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant's spread across the United States, WWE still plans on holding SummerSlam 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is according to WrestleVotes, who report that the event remains on track following recent conversations between WWE, the city, and the venue:-
Source says SummerSlam happening at Allegiant Stadium is still the plan, with the event being just 2 weeks out. WWE has had conversations with the city and venue, and as of this very moment, all things remain on track.Advertisement— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 4, 2021
Bodyslam.net's Cassidy Haynes reported on WWE's contingency plans for Summerslam 2021 earlier today. Noting WWE's concern over operating in a "non-contained environment" and fear of being forced to withdraw from touring pending further national lockdowns, the report stated that if SummerSlam can't be held at Allegiant, WWE may consider finding a venue for a new ThunderDome setup.
This would be a cruel, cruel blow following the return of live audiences in July, albeit one enforced by the coronavirus' escalating threat. That WWE still plans on heading to Vegas will bring relief to many. Still, officials are wise to form a backup plan should the worst-case scenario become a reality.
SummerSlam starts a two-show weekend for WWE on 21 August, going down on the Saturday rather than Sunday. It will be followed by NXT TakeOver 36 the next day.