WWE’s SummerSlam will NOT be held inside a major venue for the first time.
An official announcement is yet to be made but PWInsider reports the Boston event will be CANCELLED and switched to inside the company’s Performance Center.
The pay-per-view event is now likely to be held on August 23 in Florida.
The wrestling organisation were originally scheduled to host four events all at Boston’s TDGarden Arena over that August weekend.
Friday Night Smackdown, NXT Takeover: Boston and Monday Night Raw as well as SummerSlam2020 were all due to go ahead.
But the Covid-19 pandemic has ended hopes of events taking place with bumper live crowds.
Wrestling fans’ worst fears were all but confirmed back in May.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh banned large gatherings in the city until the end of the summer, dashing hopes spectators could catch a glimpse of one of WWE’s showpieces.
SummerSlam is an annual event in the WWE calendar and has been a permanent fixture since 1988.
Often nicknamed “The Biggest Party of the Summer” it is likely to be somewhat underwhelming this time round.
The ban on gatherings runs until September 7 and it is currently unclear whether a small group of select fans will be permitted.