When is SummerSlam 2023?

Last Modified Aug 3, 2023 20:46 GMT

WWE SummerSlam is one of the biggest pro-wrestling events in the world. Known as 'The Biggest Party of the Summer', the event is billed as the second biggest pro-wrestling event after WrestleMania. The 2023 edition of the event will be the 36th edition in the chronology of the Premium Live Event and will mark the return of PLEs to the USA. The previous three events i.e. Backlash, Night of Champions, and Money in the Bank were held in Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom respectively.


SummerSlam 2023 Date, Time & Venue


WWE SummerSlam 2023 will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2023, live from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. This is the first Premium Live Event to be held at Ford Field since WrestleMania 23 in 2007. The regular seating capacity of Ford Field is around 65,000 people but it is expandable up to 80,000. At WrestleMania 23, the stadium sold out record 80,103 tickets.


The timings of SummerSlam are similar to that of the usual events organized by WWE. The start timings of the regular show in different areas are as follows:


  • 8 PM - United States, Eastern

  • 5 PM - United States, Pacific

  • 1 AM - United Kingdom (6 August)

  • 5:30 AM, July 2 - India

  • 3 AM - Saudi Arabia (AST)

  • 9 AM - Japan


Where to watch SummerSlam 2023?


For fans in the United States of America, WWE Network is not an option to watch WWE SummerSlam. The network was turned off in 2022 and NBC’s Peacock TV is WWE’s official streaming partner in the country.


In India, fans can stream the event live via SonyLiv. Further, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 3 will broadcast the pay-per-view on television. Elsewhere, fans can log in to their WWE network accounts to enjoy the show. SummerSlam 2023 is the first event in the chronology to be live-streamed in Australia on Binge and fans there can use the service to watch the show.


Matches at SummerSlam 2023


Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar


Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar were scheduled to team up at the RAW after WrestleMania but the latter viciously attacked Rhodes before the match could begin. This marked the beginning of a rivalry filled with blood and anger. The two first fought at Backlash, where Rhodes converted Lesnar's kimura lock into a pinfall for the victory. He was not that lucky at Night of Champions. A frustrated Lesnar left no holes in his lock and made Rhodes pass out to the Kimura Lock for the victory.


The two stars are all set to add another chapter to their rivalry at SummerSlam 2023.


Seth 'Freakin' Rollins vs. Finn Balor


Seth 'Freakin' Rollins defeated Finn Balor on Monday Night RAW in May in the semi-finals of the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion tournament. Rollins eventually won the tournament at Night of Champions and also defended the gold against Balor at Money in the Bank in a winning effort. Balor did not back out of the competition and demanded another title match, which he will get at SummerSlam 2023.


Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre


Gunther retained his Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 39 by pinning Drew McIntyre. The latter went on a hiatus following the loss and returned just in time for SummerSlam and challenged Gunther for the gold. The champion accepted and now the two titans are all set to lock horns for the belt.


Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler


The former tag team champions went berserk on each other after Shayna Baszler turned her back on Ronda Rousey during their title defense against Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez.


Baszler attacked Rousey in the match where the two lost their titles. This prompted a feud between the two, due to be settled at SummerSlam.



Asuka vs. Charlotte vs. Bianca Belair


Asuka defeated Bianca Belair at Night of Champions 2023 to end her year long RAW Women's Championship run. The title was subsequently renamed WWE Women's Championship and was drafted to SmackDown.


Up until a few months ago, Charlotte Flair was the top champion of the SmackDown brand before she lost the title at WrestleMania to Ripley and went on a hiatus. She returned before SummerSlam for the title opportunity and got one against Asuka. However, Bianca Belair was also added to the match making it a deadly triple threat contest.


Ricochet vs. Logan Paul


Ricochet and Logan Paul were involved in two huge wrestling collisions - first at Royal Rumble 2023 and then at Money in the Bank. However, the things got heated after their second interaction eventually leading to a singles showdown at the Biggest Party of the Summer.


SlimJim Battle Royal


20-Men are scheduled to partake in a over-the-top-rope Battle Royal at SummerSlam 2023 as confirmed on July 28 episode of SmackDown.


Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso


The two cousins had been working together for more than two years before things could no longer work out. Jimmy Uso was kicked out of the Bloodline by Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa for speaking too much and Jey was given the chance to join Reigns.


However, Jey chose his brother and superkicked Reigns to let the world know his intentions. The two teams faced off at Money in the Bank where not only did The Usos win the match, but they did so by pinning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. All this skirmish has led to an epic showdown between Reigns and Jey Uso for the championship and for the title of the Tribal Chief.


Full Matchcard

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TitleWhom vs Whom
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship MatchRoman Reigns vs Jey Uso
World Heavyweight Championship MatchFinn Balor vs Seth “Freakin” Rollins
WWE Women's Championship MatchAsuka vs Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair
Intercontinental Championship MatchGunther vs Drew McIntyre
SlimJim Battle Royal20 Participants
Non-title MatchBrock Lesnar vs Cody Rhodes
Non-title MatchTrish Stratus vs Becky Lynch
Non-title MatchLogan Paul vs Ricochet



FAQs

A. The first SummerSlam was organized in 1987.

A. The SummerSlam 2023 will be aired on Saturday, August 5.

A. The venue of SummerSlam 2023 is Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, US.

A. Finn Balor and Seth “Freakin” Rollins face each other for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam 2023.

A. Austin Theory and LA Knight will face each other for the US Championship at SummerSlam 2023.

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