WWE SummerSlam Nominated for Sports Event of the Year

WWE SummerSlam Nominated for Sports Event of the Year

The 2021 WWE SummerSlam event from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been named as a finalist for Sports Event of the Year in the 15th annual Sports Business Awards from Sports Business Journal.

SummerSlam has been nominated along with these sports events:

* MLB at Field of Dreams
* 2021 PGA Championship
* NASCAR Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum
* Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas
* NFL Super Bowl LVI
* 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic

SBJ wrote the following on SummerSlam:

“Last summers WWE SummerSlam event in Las Vegas the first at an NFL stadium and the first full-capacity event at Allegiant Stadium had over 51,000 fans in attendance, making it the largest indoor attendance for the event and the WWEs most-attended event of 2021. That turnout quickly convinced the WWE to return to Allegiant on Fourth of July weekend 2022, setting up a second event Money in the Bank at the Raiders home venue. The return of John Cena and Brock Lesnar helped SummerSlam break multiple records, including becoming the most-viewed and highest-grossing SummerSlam in WWE history. WWE President and CRO Nick Khan also cited the event as a successful execution of their decision to move some pay-per-view to Saturday nights.”

The winners of 15th annual Sports Business Awards will be revealed on May 18 during an awards presentation at the New York Marriott Marquis, representing a return to the in-person celebration for the first time in two years due to COVID-19. Full details on the awards can be found at this link.

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