One of the biggest events in professional wrestling is coming to Toronto.
SummerSlam, the second-biggest pay-per-view event held annually by WWE (only WrestleMania is bigger), will be held at Scotiabank Arena on August 11, 2019. More than a one-day event, Toronto will also host NXT TakeOver (August 10), Monday Night Raw (August 12), and SmackDown Live (August 13).
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s Biggest Event of the Summer back to Toronto,” said John Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We look forward to working with our partners at Tourism Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to build a blueprint that welcomes our global fan base to the great city of Toronto.”
WWE will also host SummerSlam Axxess, an interactive fan festival, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Ticket availability will be announced “in the near future” according to WWE.
SummerSlam has been held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the past four years, after six consecutive years at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Toronto has hosted SummerSlam once before, in 2004, at the Air Canada Centre.
The timing of this announcement makes sense, as Raw and SmackDown are taking place this week in Toronto.