When is WWE SummerSlam 2016 taking place?

Many pro wrestling fans are wondering when the WWE SummerSlam 2016 pay-per-view will be taking place. The big event is considered one of the major PPVs for the pro wrestling company each year. It’s featured high profile matches dating back to its first edition in 1988 when the Mega Powers took on the Mega Bucks in Madison Square Garden. This year’s SummerSlam will also feature some huge matches including Randy Orton returning to the ring against MMA and WWE star Brock Lesnar! Here’s the latest information on when SummerSlam will take place for fans to watch in all its glory!

This particular event has been running ever since its inception in 1988. At that first-ever edition, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage teamed up as The Mega Powers to defeat The Mega Bucks (Andre the Giant and Ted DiBiase). Miss Elizabeth was a key factor in assisting the win, after removing her skirt to reveal a bikini bottom that distracted the opposing team. This PPV also featured the famous Ultimate Warrior match where he rushed out and defeated The Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental Championship in 31 seconds.

WWE has said that SummerSlam is considered their second-biggest pay-per-view after WrestleMania. The event took place in Los Angeles at Staples Center for five years, from 2009 through 2014. However, it seems to have a brand new home with Brooklyn serving as the recent host.

This year’s edition of the pay-per-view is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st. The event will be hosted at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, where it will be held in 2017 as well. As of this report, only one match was officially set for the card with Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar. The big match was announced not long after Brock returned to MMA to take on Mark Hunt at the UFC 200 pay-per-view. Now the mixed martial arts star will return to the ring to take on another returning wrestler, Randy Orton!

Fans will be watching live on TV or online when SummerSlam takes place in August. The scheduled start time will likely be 7 p.m. Eastern Time on the WWE Network with a great variety of big matches to keep fans of Raw and SmackDown entertained all night!

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