Since April WWE has been organizing all its ppv behind closed doors, almost exclusively at the Orlando Performance Center. A situation started by WrestleMania 36, the most important show of the year, and continued with Money in The Bank.
It is destined to last for some time, with the leaders of the WWE who are however trying to do everything possible to put an end to this situation. This would have generated a small case with the city of Boston, at least according to what reported by 'WrestleTalk': apparently, WWE would like to do everything possible to maintain the initial organization of SummerSlam, which according to the 2020 calendar it should have been held right in Boston, but at the moment the city of Massachusetts does not seem to have any intention of following the request of the federation of Vince McMahon.
The United States is continuing to maintain great caution in tackling the ongoing health emergency, although many decisions are now being made more at state than federal level. In other words, the same provisions do not apply in all the USA, which in some cases are left to be defined by the individual States that make up the United States.
The state of Massachusetts in particular seems decidedly opposed to organizing on its territory an event of great international importance such as SummerSlam, while WWE wants to do everything possible to get out of the situation in which it has been working for several weeks now.
The event was originally scheduled to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the suspension of all large-scale gatherings and that no permit would be issued for an event that could draw a large crowd before September 7. WWE has not yet commented on this matter.