Oct 26, 2021 - Sports
Nashville nabs major 2022 WWE event
Charlotte Flair spins midair vs. Becky Lynch during SummerSlam in 2018.
Charlotte Flair spins midair vs. Becky Lynch during SummerSlam in 2018. Photo: Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

The WWE announced Monday that its annual SummerSlam event is coming to Nissan Stadium next July 30.

Why it matters: It's likely to be the most-attended pro wrestling event in Tennessee history.

  • SummerSlam is one of the WWE's four biggest pay-per-view cards annually, and typically brings other live events to venues in the host city throughout the week.

Context: Nashville has a deep history in pro wrestling, having served as the launching pad for wrestlers such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, Sting and the Ultimate Warrior.

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