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Madison Square Garden not chosen to host Summer Slam 2015

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It has been a long time since Summer Slam was held anywhere other than the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

2015 is set to change all that and the WWE have finally settled on a venue for the biggest party of the summer.

Summer Slam is often considered the second biggest PPV of the year and is part of the 'big four' shows on the WWE calendar.

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Summer Slam, WrestleMania, Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble are considered the biggest four shows of the year.

The biggest party of the summer has hosted some of the biggest moments in the WWE in recent years and for the first time in six years, it will be in a new home.

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Summer Slam hasn't been held outside of the Staples Center since 2008 but it was confirmed at last year's show that it would be going back to its roots.

A promo video ran during last years event which showed that they were taking the show back to New York - the home of the very first Summer Slam.

But the WWE have now officially announced that they will be returning to New York, but they won't be going to the infamous arena.

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn - home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, has been chosen to host the event for the first time in the arena's history.

Rumours are that Madison Square Garden has been passed over due to the high price of producing live TV from the arena.

Back in 1988, Madison Square Garden hosted the inaugural Summer Slam and has hosted it twice since then.

When this promo ran at last year's Summer Slam, fans could be forgiven for assuming that they were going to Madison Square Garden for the 2015 event.

History making a move

The six year span at the Staples Center has seen a lot of WWE history made in the previous years of Summer Slam.

Last year it played host to arguably the most dominant WWE World Heavyweight Championship match in history between Brock Lesnar and John Cena.

The year before it witnessed Daniel Bryan realise his dream by winning the championship off Cena, only to have Randy Orton cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and end his very short title reign.

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