• SummerSlam 2023 Will Be Held At An Old WrestleMania Stadium
SummerSlam 2023 will take place at Ford Field (site for WrestleMania 23 in 2007, which had 80,000 fans in attendance) on August 5th.
Below is the press release from WWE:
“WWE today announced that Ford Field in Detroit will host SummerSlam on Saturday, August 5, as first reported by The Detroit News.
SummerSlam marks the first WWE event to be held at Ford Field since WrestleMania in 2007 and the first SummerSlam to take place in the state of Michigan since 1993.
“We are excited for Ford Field to host WWE’s biggest event of the summer and look forward to the WWE Universe converging on Detroit to celebrate SummerSlam’s long-awaited return to Michigan,” said Dan Ventrelle, EVP, Talent at WWE.
“Landing WWE SummerSlam at Ford Field is a signature win for Detroit and continues the momentum of the Detroit Sports Commission in attracting major sporting events to the region,” said DSC Executive Director Dave Beachnau. “Metro Detroit enjoys a special place in WWE history and has produced many iconic moments. Thank you to the entire WWE family for entrusting us with this incredible opportunity, and we look forward to delivering a first-class experience.”
Tickets for SummerSlam will go on sale Friday, April 14, 2023, via Ticketmaster.com.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 7, 1993) – WCW Main Event
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Barry Windham vs. The Z-Man
– Chris Benoit vs. The Italian Stallion
– Maxx Payne vs. Scott Allen
– Paul Orndorff vs. Rikki Nelson
– Big Van Vader vs. The Barbarian