WWE will once again hit the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, for its summer time pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza, SummerSlam, on Sun., Aug. 18, 2013. Tickets for the event, which is expected to be as big as it has been in some time, will be going on sale to the general public this Saturday.
From the WWE.com announcement:
Tickets for the event, one of WWE's longest-running and most thrilling pay-per-views of the year, go on sale this Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. PT. Last year's SummerSlam sold out in record time, so don't miss your chance to witness history as WWE's annual tradition calls Los Angeles home for a fifth consecutive year.
Members of the WWE Universe will be able to order tickets at the STAPLES Center box office, www.axs.com or charge by phone by calling 1-888-929-7849.
While SummerSlam has struggled as a main attraction in recent years, though that wasn't as true last year when the Brock Lesnar and Triple H match popped a great buyrate for the show, it's entirely possible this year's event will play host to a major rematch a full 11 years in the making.
That's because it wasn't that long ago that WWE was reportedly trying to figure out how to get to Lesnar vs. The Rock as its next big money marquee match, and SummerSlam may play host to it thanks in part to the city it takes place. The two first met at SummerSlam in 2002 when Rock dropped the WWE championship to Lesnar in a fine match that crowned Brock as the future of the company.
It didn't work out that way, of course, but it sent him on a two-year run of dominance no one has really matched since then.
It's also possible, however, that WWE will hold off on putting that match together for WrestleMania 30, as both Rock and Lesnar are committed to working the historic event in New Orleans, Louisiana. So don't bank on this happening over the summer, just know it's a possibility.
Either way, WWE plans on making SummerSlam a big show this year.