WWE: Why is SummerSlam taking place on Saturday? Universal Champion Roman Reigns reveals
World Wrestling Entertainment will be hosting its third-biggest pay-per-view of the year, SummerSlam, this Saturday. While fans wonder the same, Universal Champion Roman Reigns reveals the reason.
World Wrestling Entertainment’s third-biggest pay-per-view of the year, SummerSlam, will be held at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, expected to be attended by around 60,000 fans. However, fans wonder why the event is being held on Saturday when generally, the PPVs are held on Sundays.
The event is expected to be spectacular, with ten top matches set to entertain the crowd and make their Saturday night special. Meanwhile, why WWE decided to host the event on Saturday, reigning Universal Champion Roman Reigns has revealed that it has pretty much become the norm since the fans have been called back to live events.
“As someone who has been in this process for a while, since we’ve come back to live crowds, we work on Saturdays pretty much every single week, and I’ve done it for years,” he told Sports Illustrated Media Podcast.
“From a performance standpoint, it doesn’t change anything for me. I think it was just more of a strategical thing, the location in Vegas, and just how travel is, the percentages of how Vegas is populated with tourists. When it comes down to it, most people are trying to get out of their Sunday because they are going back to their workweek on Monday. It made great sense, obviously, to do it Saturday. The Vegas numbers, in general, are going to be higher,” he added.
At SummerSlam, Reigns would be defending his Universal Championship title against a returning 16-time world champion John Cena. While the match was initially supposed to be held against Finn Balor, Cena sneaked his way into it uniquely.
Reigns has been using his family allies, Jimmy & Jey Uso, to aid him during most of his matches since winning the title at the Payback PPV last year. While it could be a similar case this time around, Balor can play spoilsport.
Also, the threat of Money in the Bank cash-in looms large by Big E. However, his contract was stolen by Baron Corbin last week on SmackDown. Nevertheless, a win by Cena would make him the record 17-time world champion, going past Ric Flair’s all-time record.
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