WWE seems to be getting closer to formalizing, as confirmed by PW Insider, that the PPV SummerSlam will take place at the Performance Center on Sunday 23 August 2020. Initially, the original plan was that the event was held at Boston's TD Garden on the same day, but the health emergency currently present in the United States has blown up all the plans, initially planned.
One of the main protagonists of the WWE world, Brock Lesnar, was initially included in the WWE plans for a match in this PPV, but however, with the advance of the Pandemic, the plans for the Beast Incarnate could dramatically change.
In the latest edition of Dropkick DiSKussions, the host Koey Gunz asked Tom Colohue if the change of program regarding SummerSlam could actually change Vince McMahon's plans for Brock Lesnar. Colohue said there is a real possibility that WWE will withdraw Brock Lesnar from SummerSlam and use it on other dates next year.
WWE might not want Brock Lesnar
The reality is that WWE doesn't want Brock Lesnar to work at the Performance Center, because it doesn't help the image of one of WWE's greatest athletes. Initially, there was talk of revenge on SummerSlam between Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre, but the situation could therefore change and there could be sensational changes regarding the SummerSlam card.
"That said, when it comes to working at the Performance Center, they really don't want Brock working there. It really doesn't help the image that he is the larger than life, an larger than WWE character when there is no one there to cheer or boo, and also, one of the big deals that the love with Brock is that he gets both cheered and booed."
Colohue also discussed whether or not WWE will bring Lesnar back for SummerSlam given that it's WWE's second-biggest show of the year next to WrestleMania and Colohue stated that Lesnar was originally booked for SummerSlam, but now that it's at the Performance Centre, they're not so sure.
"I won't say for definite that Brock Lesnar will be there because, at this point, I don't know. They could very well cancel that appearance and save his date for this year until next year and have a lot of Brock Lensar next year.
I don't think anyone would have an issue with that." WWE has yet to officially respond, though wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported that the promotion would be willing to move SummerSlam to September if it meant having fans in attendance.