The 2021 WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view took place on August 21, from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is our official page for the event, featuring the current card, rumored matches and 2021 WWE SummerSlam related news at the bottom of the page. Check back this page often for future updates.
DATE: August 21, 2021 (8pm ET – 2am CET)
LOCATION: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
- RK-Bro (Riddle and Randy Orton) def. AJ Styles and Omos to win the Raw Tag Team Championship
- Alexa Bliss def. Eva Marie
- Damian Priest def. Sheamus to win the WWE United States Championship
- The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) def. Rey and Dominik Mysterio to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
- Becky Lynch def. Bianca Belair to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship
- Drew McIntyre def. Jinder Mahal
- Charlotte Flair def. Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley via Submission to win the Raw Women’s Championship
- Edge def. Seth Rollins via Submission
- Bobby Lashley def. Goldberg via Referee Stoppage to retain the WWE Championship
- Roman Reigns def. John Cena to retain the WWE Championship
WWE SummerSlam History
SummerSlam is a pay-per-view WWE held annually in August since 1988. Dubbed “The Biggest Party of the Summer,”it is one of the promotion’s original four pay-per-views, along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series, referred to as the “Big Four” as they are the promotion’s biggest shows of the year produced quarterly. SummerSlam is considered WWE’s second biggest event of the year behind WrestleMania. The 2021 event will be the 34th event in the SummerSlam chronology and feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands.
In the 1980s, Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation (WWF)’s main competition in the professional wrestling industry was from the Charlotte-based Jim Crockett Promotions, which was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). McMahon countered Jim Crockett’s successful Starrcade closed-circuit television event, which began airing in 1983, with the WrestleMania franchise in 1985 and eventually forced Crockett to sell his company to Ted Turner, who renamed it World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The WWF continued to replace its closed circuit programming with pay-per-view programming and added more pay-per-views to the lineup to capitalize on the success of its previous events. In addition to WrestleMania in March and Survivor Series in November, McMahon added a third pay-per-view for August, which he named SummerSlam. To keep the WWF from having a pay-per-view market monopoly, WCW began airing monthly pay-per-views, and both companies began bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. The first SummerSlam was held on August 29, 1988 in New York’s Madison Square Garden. SummerSlam became one of the WWF’s (and later WWE’s) most successful events.
2021 WWE SummerSlam News And Notes
On May 28, 2021, WWE announced that SummerSlam would take place live on Saturday, August 21, marking the first SummerSlam to be held on a Saturday since the 1992 event (which was pre-taped on a Saturday and aired on tape delay on a Monday), as well as the first SummerSlam to not be held on a Sunday since the 1994 event, which took place on a Monday. During the 2021 Belmont Stakes’ pre-race show on June 5, the Allegiant Stadium in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada was confirmed as the host venue for SummerSlam. While WWE typically hosts PPVs on a Sunday night, it was the Allegiant Stadium that wanted SummerSlam held on a Saturday. This will mark the second SummerSlam to be held in a football stadium, with the foremost being the 1992 event at Wembley Stadium in Wembley, London, England, but the first to be held in a National Football League stadium in the United States.
On July 22, it was announced that SummerSlam would air in movie theaters across the United States, marking WWE’s first PPV to air in theaters. Additionally, following John Cena’s return to WWE at the previous PPV, Money in the Bank, the company began a tour titled the “Summer of Cena.” The tour has Cena appearing on Raw, SmackDown, and at WWE Live events in the weeks leading up to SummerSlam with the tour culminating with SummerSlam itself.
SummerSlam will also be held on the same night as the Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr. boxing match, which will take place at the nearby T-Mobile Arena. This raised concerns over whether or not fans would be able to attend or watch both shows. WWE plans to have SummerSlam end with enough time for fans to leave the Allegiant Stadium and make it over to the T-Mobile Arena in order to watch the main event fight, or for those watching at home, enough time to switch PPV channels.