According to a tweet from the well-known WrestleVotes profile, WWE is planning to return to Nashville for the second year in a row with one of its most important premium live events, Summerslam. Indeed, the tweet quotes: “A source claims WWE was overwhelmingly thrilled with how Nashville turned out to be the host city for SummerSlam a few weeks ago.
The city is shortlisted to host the event again next year. A decision is expected in early 2023." Nearly 50,000 fans attended The Biggest Party of the Summer at Nashville's Nissan Stadium on July 30th. The event saw the return of Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY, who went face to face with Bianca Belair who defended her Raw champion title against Becky Lynch.
But not only that, because all the other champions also successfully defended the belts and in particular the main event was able to enchant the public, with a wild Brock Lesnar.
Update on 2023 SummerSlam
There are high expectations for the 2023 edition of the SummerSlam, given its rich history and place in wrestling folklore.
Beyond what we saw on the main stage, the down-hot summer event weekend brought something else very special to WWE, namely several new wrestlers who will now train at the Performance Center and who have passed the tryouts.
Here are their names: Kennedy Cummins - University of Minnesota Cheerleader Gabrielle Dunn - Trains in karate. She won the Women 's Adult Forms Overall Grand Champion at the US Capitol Classics Rickssen Opont - Track & Field athlete Alivia Ash - Track & Field athlete from Louisville and Rutgers Harleigh White - Track & Field athlete from Clemson Chukwusom Enekwechi - Track and Field athlete from East Michigan Jade Gentile - Soccer player for WVU Anna Keefer - Track & Field athlete from North Carolina Breanna Ruggiero - Former Cheerleader for Sacramento State Cheer Beau Morris - Offensive lineman from SMU Franki Strefling - Volleyball player from Eastern Michigan University Hayden Pittman - Tight End from UAB Lea Mitchell - Gymnast from Michigan State Kevin Ventura-Cortes - Tight End from Concordia St Paul.
Last year's edition was an absolute banger that saw Brock Lesnar's shock return. Meanwhile, Jim Cornette speculated on how WWE got Brock Lesnar to return to SmackDown. “You know that if [Paul] Heyman got on the phone with him [Brock Lesnar], I would have to think that financial remuneration would be a part of that conversation," said Cornette.
"If it was about the principle of the thing, they may have gone to someone who is close to Brock, like Heyman."