WWE is holding SummerSlam on August 22nd, reportedly in Las Vegas. That city has not been confirmed yet, but WWE isn’t the only game in town that weekend.
Manny Pacquiao confirmed that he will make his return to boxing. That event will take place on the day before SummerSlam in Las Vegas. Now WWE’s SummerSlam event has some big competition.
The 42-year-old Pacquiao will put on the gloves once again and fight 31-year-old Errol Spence Jr. This is a fight that many have wondered about and it will happen on August 21st in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio how that fight suddenly gave WWE some heavy competition.
“The real interesting one is August 22nd, SummerSlam in Allegiant Stadium in Last Vegas, the new stadium. But, after they made that deal for the new stadium, Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence are fighting the night before, so I wonder how that will affect anything because they go from being #1 in town to a distant #2 event in town and trying to fill a stadium with 60,000 for SummerSlam, and they’re counting on tourists because Vegas is not a wrestling market.”
We will have to see if Manny Pacquiao’s next fight has any bearing on WWE’s decision making for SummerSlam. They might have some stiff competition in town on the night prior and that could hurt the demand for the biggest party of the summer.
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Transcription by Ringside News