The biggest event of the summer will make its long-awaited return as WWE presents SummerSlam live from Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada. In what has been dubbed as “The Biggest Party of the Summer,” SummerSlam is one of WWE’s Big Four pay-per-views and the biggest show following WrestleMania.
This year’s show will be different from previous ones as it will be the first SummerSlam to air live on a Saturday. The 1992 event was the last one to be held on a Saturday but it did not air until Sunday. Coincidentally, the ‘92 event was also the last one to be held at a football stadium.
In what the company has titled the “Summer of Cena,” right off the heels of “The Suicide Squad,” John Cena will be making his in-ring return for the first time on a WWE pay-per-view since WrestleMania 36. Cena will be challenging Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, if Cena wins, he will set the record for most world championships with 17.
Another big match includes the in-ring return of WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg as he challenges WWE Champion Bobby Lashley in what is sure to be a physical contest. The show will also feature long-term storytelling with a match that’s 7-years in the making when WWE Hall of Famer Edge takes on Seth Rollins.
The 2020 event did not have the WWE Universe in attendance due to the pandemic; however, this year’s event will have over 44,000 fans to cheer on their favorite WWE Superstars. For those that cannot be in attendance, cord cutters can find out how to watch SummerSlam 2021 without cable, below.
SummerSlam features a stacked lineup with 10 matches featuring 7 championships. Like always, the card is subject to change but the following matches are scheduled to take place at the Biggest Party of the Summer.
- Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. John Cena
- WWE Championship Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Goldberg
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Sasha Banks
- Raw Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match: Nikki A.S.H. (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Jimmy & Jey Uso (c) vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio
- Raw Tag Team Championship Match: AJ Styles and Omos (c) vs. RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle)
- Edge vs. Seth Rollins
- United States Championship Match: Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest
- Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
- Eva Marie (with Doudrop) vs. Alexa Bliss
How to Watch
Peacock will be home to all of the matches between your favorite WWE Superstars at SummerSlam. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET on August 21.
The SummerSlam Kickoff shows will also air at 7 p.m. ET. on Peacock, WWE.com, and their social media channels.
WWE on Peacock
In the dedicated section for WWE on Peacock, fans will find:
- Every PPV event from the last calendar year
- Every WCW and ECW pay-per-view event in history
- Current seasons of WWE original series including Steve Austin’s The Broken Skull Sessions, WWE Chronicle, and WWE Icons
- Weekly episodes of NXT the day after they air
- 2021 replays of RAW and SmackDown 30 days after air
- Documentaries including Undertaker: The Last Ride, WWE 24, and WWE Untold
- Reality series including Total Bellas
- Collections of featured series
- Playlists featuring current Superstars