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Report: Detroit a front-runner to host WWE SummerSlam 2023

Detroit also hosted the event in 1993.

The front-runner to host Summerslam next year has reportedly been revealed. 

According to a report from Fightful Select, WWE is looking to bring the event to Detroit, Michigan in 2023. A deal has not been finalized, however. 

Summerslam was also held in Detroit in 1993. Lex Luger defeated Yokozuna via count-out in the main event that night. Other notable matches on the show included Undertaker defeating Giant Gonzalez, Jerry Lawler defeating Bret Hart via DQ, and Shawn Michaels defeating Mr. Perfect via count-out.  

Other notable WWE events held in the city include WrestleMania 23, Survivor Series 91, Survivor Series 99, Royal Rumble 2009, and Hell in a Cell 2017. 

WrestleMania III took place in nearby Pontiac, Michigan on March 29, 1987. The main event saw Hulk Hogan defeat Andre the Giant to retain the WWF Championship. Other matches on the show included Ricky Steamboat defeating Randy Savage to win the Intercontinental Championship, and Roddy Piper defeating Adrian Adonis.