Well, it’s not quite Cardi B (although WWE’s #1 celebrity crush will provide SummerSlam’s theme song). But WWE did announce a musical guest for their big PPV in Las Vegas this Sat., Aug. 21.
I will confess to not knowing anything about DJ Valentino Khan - and mostly hoping he’s either Nick Khan’s nephew that the WWE President’s sister talked him into hiring, or Tony Khan’s long-lost brother being brought in as payback for the expected of arrival of CM Punk in AEW the night before. But his resume sounds impressive.
Mostly I’m excited the press release he’ll be performing as fans enter Allegiant Stadium, which hopefully means we won’t get a musical break during the show where John Morrison and Dana Brooke dance with him on-stage or something.
Here’s that presser:
WWE today announced that producer and DJ Valentino Khan will perform at WWE’s biggest event of 2021, SummerSlam. Khan will welcome fans with the hottest hits in music as they arrive at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. SummerSlam will take place this Saturday, Aug. 21, marking the first time the annual event has been held at an NFL stadium.
“Being part of a WWE event is a childhood dream come true for me,” Khan said. “From growing up in The Attitude Era ‘til now, I’ve been a fan all my life and truly have respect for the business. The fact that I get to connect with the WWE Universe through my own music is an incredible full-circle moment. I can’t wait to go hard at SummerSlam in Vegas.”
“We strive to create a vibrant atmosphere at all WWE events, and music plays a very important role whether it be at live events or throughout WWE programming” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “We’re looking forward to having Valentino Khan kick off the festivities at SummerSlam this Saturday.”
Khan is a Los Angeles-based DJ, producer and artist whose music truly knows no bounds. His versatility and lethal ear for good music has granted him production credits for the likes of Lil Pump, French Montana, 2 Chainz, T.I., and Dizzee Rascal. From making music with Grammy-winning artists Major Lazer, Skrillex, Diplo, Bruno Mars and Tyga, to performing on some of music’s biggest stages such as EDC Las Vegas, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival, Khan is excited to check one stage off his bucket list this Saturday at WWE’s SummerSlam. A heavyweight in his own right, Khan continues to break barriers with original tracks, production credentials, and incredible live sets.
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