WWE SummerSlam is right around the corner.
The SummerSlam pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.
Back in 1985, Vince McMahon took a roll of the dice when he gambled everything on one big idea. That idea was WrestleMania.
This was the first time that a pro wrestling event would air live on closed circuit. This was before PPV (pay-per-view) was even a thing.
He brought in celebrities as well as the top talents in the country that way he could to load up this show.
With McMahon risking it all for just one night that could have been disastrous, he took not only the WWE (known as WWF at the time) but pro wrestling to the next level. It became mainstream in the 1980s that garnered attention from around the world.
The company decided to hold another WrestleMania the following year, which paid off once again and has been running strong for the last 33 years. In 1988, the WWE Chairman had another idea. This time it would be a seasonal thing.
Throughout the years, WWE has held the two events in some of the biggest cities in the world. These events cannot be contained in an arena but stadiums as well.
While WWE has kept SummerSlam in arenas over the years, they did venture out to London, England at Wembley Stadium back in 1992.
According to CageSideSeats, as many as four title changes are expected at SummerSlam. That goes hand and hand to the latest betting odds that have several title changes booked.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander -140 vs. Drew Gulak EVEN
The Miz -160 vs. Daniel Bryan +120
Finn Balor -180 vs. Baron Corbin +140
WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura -375 vs. Jeff Hardy +240
WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella +115 vs Becky Lynch +185 vs Charlotte Flair +235
Seth Rollins -220 vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler +155
Braun Strowman -350 vs. Kevin Owens +225
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers -140 vs. The New Day EVEN
WWE Champion AJ Styles -200 vs. Samoa Joe +150
Ronda Rousey -400 vs. WWE RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss +250
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns -280 vs. Brock Lesnar +185
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