Strict Covid-19 protocols announced for WWE Summerslam

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have been imposed on the WWE Summerslam event.

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Flair, Nikki and Ripley will battle for Raw Women's Championship

WWE Summerslam is just a couple of weeks away and there is a new development that has come to light. Fans are expected to appear in huge number at the “Biggest Party of the Summer”. The excitement for the WWE events have been really high, since the resumption of WWE live events in July.

Initially, there weren’t any specific Covid-19 protocols that the fans in live attendance had to follow. But things have changed now. All the fans, who are attending the events live will be required to wear masks compulsarily, which wasn’t the case for the current shows. The decision was taken as the Covid-19 is posing a nationwide concern once again.

Nevada, which includes the Las Vegas area, has reinstated their mask mandates. The Allegiant Stadium, which will be hosting WWE Summerslam, has since announced that that the fans need to be masked for all the events.

Additionally, since August 3, New York City has started requiring proof of vaccination for indoor activities. This would go on to impact the September 10 Smackdown event, which is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden. While NY is one of the first cities to impose this restriction, it might be only a matter of time till other cities announce the same.

Such decision is bound to affect the sales of the tickets for the WWE events. Irrespective of the restrictions, the fans might themselves decide to avoid such crowded events for some time.

WWE Summerslam is all set to be the biggest PPV

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Reigns vs Cena for Universal Championship

Usually the distinction of being the biggest WWE PPV of the year goes to the Showcase of Immortals – Wrestlemania. But Covid-19 forced WWE to deliver Wrestlemania 37 in a limited capacity. Hence, WWE has decided to match the Wrestlemania scale with WWE Summerslam this year.

WWE has already brought back Superstars like John Cena and Goldberg for the event. Cena will be challenging Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship and Goldberg will be challenging Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship.

Another match that has been announced so far for the event is for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. It is going to be a triple-threat match with Nikki A.S.H defending her title against Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.

WWE Summerslam airs live on 21st August, 2021

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