No huge surprise here, as when it comes to WWE’s “Big 4” pay-per-view (PPV) events - Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series - the four can mean the number of high-profile shows in a calendar year, the nights WWE stakes claim to a city and/or arena for a NXT TakeOver, PPV, Raw and SmackDown or the length of the Sunday night main card.
But PWInsider is reporting that next month’s SummerSlam show on Aug. 20 in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will be a four hour event. WWE’s ticket page lists a 6:30 start time while a regular PPV like July 23’s Battleground is promoted as starting an hour later, so that’s in line with thinking “The Biggest Party of the Summer” will run from 7PM - 11PM.
“Big 4” shows have also adopted two hour Kickoff shows, so expect Renee Young and company to be on your WWE Network feed starting at 5PM Eastern - probably with more than one pre-show match.
But we’ll leave all that for our match order and times guru Cain A. Knight to figure out later. Now, we’ll ask if you’re excited for all this SummerSlam? Do you like four-plus hour “Big 4” PPVs?
Sound off below.