SummerSlam canceled

WWE SummerSlam will not be taking place in Boston this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the suspension of all large-scale gatherings such as parades and festivals are suspended through Labor Day. Also no permit will be issued for an event that could draw a large crowd before September 7.

SummerSlam was scheduled to take place on August 23 at the TD Garden in Boston, an arena that holds about 20,000 people. Friday Night SmackDown, NXT TakeOver: Boston, and Monday Night Raw were also scheduled to take place during that weekend.

WWE has not commented on the mayor’s announcement as of this writing. We will continue to follow this story as more becomes available.