WWE hit the road again after 70 weeks without live fans. They are back on track, but the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. This has caused a big worry within the company.

According to a report from Bodyslam.net, WWE is concerned that their August 21st SummerSlam event will not go down as planned. We previously reported that there is already a mask mandate in effect for Clark County, Nevada. 

WWE is reportedly worried that mandates against large gatherings will stop their SummerSlam plans. The internal expectation within WWE is “that they will have to return to the Performance Center, or another venue for their ThunderDome gimmick within a couple of weeks.”

The current internal feeling is that “SummerSlam can/will be cancelled.” Additionally, the thought is that “the company fully expects that they will not be on the road in four weeks time.”


The concern about “how they will be able to proceed in a non-contained environment” is a leading mindset. WWE is not expecting another round of lockdowns, but bans on mass gatherings are very likely within the next four weeks. Obviously, this is a situation they have been monitoring very closely.

Everyone is hoping for the best, but the Delta variant of COVID is spreading at a rapid rate, and it’s not getting better in some portions of the country. Keep checking back with Ringside News as we keep a close eye on this story.

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