WWE had big plans for SummerSlam in Boston this year. It would have been a great show. They wanted to use Gronk to get a local pop and Sasha Banks would have likely been given time to enjoy a hometown welcome. That’s probably not going to happen now.
Not only would Gronk appearing in Boston likely result in a much different reaction after his Tampa Bay trade, but Boston’s Mayor seemingly cancelled the show. He stated that no large events, festivals, parades, or otherwise will be going on within his city until September.
Ringside News has learned that information has not “trickled down” within the company at all about SummerSlam. Those plans are currently still within the conversations of top brass in the company.
It was told to us “that’s something Vince and his executive office team will keep quiet except to those who need to know.” People like Paul Heyman and Bruce Prichard are likely “in the loop,” but this kind of information won’t be discussed openly until they are 100% certain about plans.
SummerSlam is slated for August 23rd and tickets are still on sale. Vince McMahon is very good at talking to politicians. Let’s see if he has any luck with Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh. WWE might have to find another city.
A lot of things can happen between now and the end of August. There are some who believe fans will be back to live events by then. The NFL is already selling tickets for August games and WWE is watching them very closely.
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