WWE has held a few massive SummerSlam events in the past, including the 1992 SummerSlam in England’s Wembley Stadium and last year’s SummerSlam in Las Vegas, Nevada’s newly built Allegiant Stadium. However, despite their importance, those example proves to pale in contrast to the achievement of this year’s event in Nashville, Tennessee.
WWE revealed this morning in a press release sent by new WWE co-CEO Stephanie McMahon that this past weekend’s SummerSlam has been the most watched SummerSlam in the 35 years the promotion has run the summer extravaganza. Though no figures were provided for the number of people who watched the PLE on Peacock, the event was attended by 48,449 people in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
WWE also announced in the discharge that they had reached 90 subscribers on one‘s Channel on youtube, as well as 70 billion lifetime video views and over 18 million followers on social media platform TikTok. The publicity also touted their collaboration with Epic Games’ open Fall Guys game and commended fans, Nissan Stadium, the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, as well as other funders for their contributions to SummerSlam’s accomplishment.
A most SummerSlam in history featured Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing match for Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Reigns managed to defend his championship against all odds, with Lesnar using a tractor at one point to destroy the ring and knock Reigns to the floor. In the meantime, the event saw the come back of Bayley, Dakota Kai, as well as Iyo Sky (Io Shirai), who all faced WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair & Becky Lynch after Belair’s vigorous defense against Lynch.
Other noteworthy memories would include Bobby Lashley securing the WWE US Championship against Theory, Logan Paul beating The Miz, Seth Rollins left lying out Riddle for the second time in a row, and the Usos securing the WWE Tag Team Championships against the Street Profits, to Jeff Jarrett serving as a special guest umpire.