Andrew Zarian provided some more news items regarding the WWE Summerslam 2021 PPV. As previously noted, WWE is looking to make this year’s Summerslam 2021 a Wrestlemania-caliber show.
The story of WWE looking at six different stadiums for Summerslam 2021 was reportedly planted by the company and Las Vegas had already been decided as the location. Zarian noted that the people in Vegas really wanted the vent and WWE President Nick Khan played a role in wanting to make the event a spectacle. It was talked about how WWE is “pulling out all the stops” for Summerslam 2021 and it will be a jump start to get eyes back on the product.
Zarian said that he feels John Cena is on the card because WWE wants the show “to be done right.” As previously noted, Cena vs. Roman Reigns is the rumoured main event for the PPV. While major names are rumoured for Summerslam 2021, Zarian stated that he doesn’t believe Lesnar is going to be on the card for Summerslam and said “if he is, it would’ve been that something changed from the early plannings.” Zarian added that as of now, Lesnar isn’t booked for the show but that could change with over two months until the event.
It’s true that John Cena has been away from WWE duties for a good while now, and missed WrestleMania 37 amidst talk of his return at the time. However, Jon Alba noted that a summer appearance at a pay-per-view shouldn’t be a problem