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WWE reveal change for SummerSlam 2015 in big announcement

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WWE have revealed plans today for one of the biggest annual events on their schedule and it looks like SummerSlam 2015 is set for one big change at least.

That is because after six successful years at the Staples Center, Los Angeles the WWE is moving the event back to one of its former homes - The IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The event itself is scheduled to go ahead on August 23, 2015.

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Moving home

The Staples Center has been a home away from home for WWE since first hosting SummerSlam in 2008, and the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers has played host to the event as it has grown in popularity and scope into a legitimate star of the WWE event stable.

The move to New Jersey does not seem to be in order to allow more fans in on the action however, with the 19,040 IZOD center only narrowly surpassing the capacity of the LA venue (18,118).

Strong partnership

The IZOD Center has previously hosted the event with its first taste of SummerSlam action coming all the way back in 1989.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our phenomenal relationship with our partners in the region for SummerSlam weekend next year," said John P. Saboor, executive vice president of Special Events for WWE.

""This partnership would not be possible without the support of the NJSEA as they welcome WWE's second largest destination event of the year to the New Jersey area."

And Wayne Hasenbalf, President of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, spoke of his excitement at taking over the reigns of one of WWE's most premier events:

On behalf of all of our area partners, we are excited to have SummerSlam come to IZOD Center in 2015."

"We are proud to continue our incredible partnership with WWE and build on the success of last year's sold-out WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium."

Last year's event

The huge 2014 pay-per-view event was one for the history books with the 2014 SummerSlam seeing all title belts swap hands for the first time in its 27 year history.

The most memorable of those match ups saw Brock Lesnar overcome John Cena to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship - a title he still holds at present.

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