Since its inception in 1988, the event has always taken place in August with the exception of 2022, where it was held in July. The 2023 edition of the event marks its return to August as it was held on August 5, 2023.
The event aired live from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA. This event marks the return of WWE PPVs to the USA after three consecutive events were held outside the country - Backlash in Puerto Rico, Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia, and Money in the Bank in England.
WWE SummerSlam history
After the hugely successful WrestleMania in 1985, WWE decided to expand upon its PPV ideology. WrestleMania III sold more than 90,000 tickets followed by the promotion announcing another annual event in the form of Survivor Series later in 1987.
The promotion did not stop there as it went on to announce two more events the next year. While Royal Rumble was announced as an event for January, the only slot left for quarterly PPVs was around August. This spot was filled by the announcement of SummerSlam.
These four events are now widely referred to as The Big Four PPVs of WWE and sometimes The Big Five including Money in the Bank. The first SummerSlam was held on August 29, 1988, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The 1992 edition of the event saw more than 80,000 people gathered in the crowd. It is the most attended WWE event besides WrestleMania. SummerSlam has been dubbed “The Biggest Party of the Summer” and also the second biggest event of WWE. However, in 2021, it was marketed as the biggest event of the year and also managed to outsell WrestleMania 37, which was affected due to COVID-19.
WWE SummerSlam 2023 Date, Time and Venue
The 2023 edition of SummerSlam will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023. It follows WWE’s new practice of organizing all its single-night pay-per-view events on Saturdays.
The event took place live from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. This will be the first event to take place at the stadium since WrestleMania 23 took place here in 2007. Further, it is the first event since WrestleMania Hollywood to be organized in the United States of America as the next three events were held in Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and England respectively.
The start timings of the event were as follows:
USA: 8 PM ET / 5 P.M. PT (Saturday, August 5)
India: 5:30 A.M. IST (Sunday, August 6)
Australia: 11 A.M. AEDT (Sunday, August 6)
United Kingdom / Ireland: 1 A.M. BST (Sunday, August 6)
Japan: 9 A.M. (Sunday, August 6)
Saudi Arabia: 3 A.M (Sunday, August 6)
WWE SummerSlam 2023 Results
|Ricochet vs. Logan Paul||Singles Match||Logan Paul|
|Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar||Singles Match||Cody Rhodes|
|25 Man Slim Jim Battle Royal||Battle Royal||LA Knight|
|Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler||MMA Rules Match||Shayna Baszler|
|Gunther (c) vs. Drew McIntyre||Intercontinental Championship Match||Gunther|
|Seth 'Freakin' Rollins (c) vs. Finn Balor||World Heavyweight Championship Match||Seth Freakin Rollins|
|Asuka (c) vs. Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair||Triple Threat Match for WWE Women's Championship||Bianca Belair|
|Bianca Belair (c) vs. Iyo Sky||Women's Money in the Bank Cash In||Iyo Sky|
|Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso||Tribal Combat for Undisputed WWE Universal Championship||Roman Reigns|
Where to watch SummerSlam 2023?
SummerSlam 2023 is available to stream via PPV in the USA since 1988. It has also been available on WWE Network since 2014. Every country with access to the network can stream the Biggest Party of the Summer live from the network.
Fans in the USA do not have access to the network as it has been inoperational in the country since 2021. They can use Peacock TV to stream the event. This is the first SummerSlam to be streamed via Binge for fans in Australia.
Indian fans of WWE can watch the event via the Sony network. The event will be broadcasted live on the SonyTEN network and can also be streamed on the SonyLIV application.
Yes. WWE SummerSlam 2023 will air live on Peacock TV.
The tickets at Ford Field for SummerSlam 2023 range from USD 83.00 for the upper arena seats to more than USD 6000.00 for the premium seats.
Brock Lesnar faced and lost to Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam 2023.
Roman Reigns faced his cousin Jey Uso to retain his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship and his title of Tribal Chief. Reigns won the match after Jimmy Uso turned on his twin brother.
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Roman Reigns took on Jey Uso in the main event of SummerSlam 2023 in a Tribal Combat match.