There were rumors floating around that Summerslam might be heading to Las Vegas or back to Los Angeles, which hosted the event for a couple of years in a row. However, WWE has now confirmed that Brooklyn will be the home to their second biggest pay per view of the year. Vince McMahon has locked down an agreement with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for 2016 and 2017.
September 28, 2015
Since the pay per view weekend was such as success, WWE has been touting how well Summerslam did in Brooklyn. You would figure that the company might want a repeat performance next year. Well, that is not the case. Vince McMahon is reportedly interested in moving the pay per view to Las Vegas, a city where people would gladly travel to for an event. There are also talks of taking things back to Los Angeles.
August 27, 2015
Even though Summerslam did not live up to the ridiculous amount of hype, Vince McMahon is beaming with pride right now. That is because he can boast to his shareholders that he was able to sell out the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for three straight nights. Accomplishments like that have a tendency to increase trust from investors. It also provides WWE with plenty of bragging rights.
August 25, 2015
During an interview session to promote Summerslam, Brock Lesnar told ESPN that he felt that Vince McMahon was better than Dana White. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion acknowledged that the statement might bother White a little, but it is true. Lesnar also did not have too much of a problem with White saying that wrestling was fake because it is really scripted.
August 18, 2015
When the IZOD Center decided to shut down and go out of business, WWE lost their home for the next Summerslam. Vince McMahon and his staff went about looking for a new venue without much of a panic in their voice. The company knew that they wanted to keep the event in the New York and New Jersey area. The state of the art Barclays Center was heavily rumored as the obvious replacement, and that is now officially the case.
March 5, 2015
A minor headache has sprung up for Vince McMahon recently. There are reports going around that the IZOD Center, the former home of the New Jersey Nets, is on the verge of being shut down and demolished. That is a problem for WWE because that is the booked venue for the next Summerslam pay per view. Since we are several months away from the show taking place, the belief is that management will simply find a new location.
January 15, 2015