SummerSlam is one of WWE’s longest-running Pay Per Views and one of the legendary “Big Four”, a massive show which WWE likes to tout as “the biggest PPV of the summer”. And when you have a Pay Per View that has been around for roughly three decades, you get all sorts of weird statistics and interesting facts that crop up from years and years of matches. As a result, we’ve picked through the entire history of SummerSlam to come up with some items about WWE’s big summer party that we thought you’d find interesting. Enjoy!
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon has not been physically present at WWE TV for the past two weeks, and allegedly there are no plans for him to be around until the weekend of SummerSlam. No reasons have been given for why McMahon, who has been backstage for pretty much every WWE show for years (or at least for Raw and Pay Per Views), has not been around lately, and it’s somewhat odd that he would step back at a time when WWE is in a bit of an upheaval thanks to the Brand Extension. But don’t worry, he’s still in contact with the people running the show, as apparently he was in constant communication with the Creative team for both shows, and this is a quote, “micromanaging every single detail of Raw and Smackdown”.
Speaking at an event in New York recently, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon talked about WWE’s commitment to including LGBT characters and storylines into its programming in the future. In her statements, Stephanie certainly seems to say the right things, but is it real, or just a PR move?