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Las Vegas leading candidate to host WWE SummerSlam

SummerSlam 2021 may be headed to the Las Vegas area.

Dave Meltzer has confirmed that Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada is the leading candidate to host SummerSlam 2021. The stadium, which opened last year, is the home of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders.

Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso reported on Thursday that SummerSlam will take place in Nevada this August, but the report didn't state which city or venue will be hosting the event.

On his Living The Gimmick podcast, Jon Alba reported earlier this month that Las Vegas was WWE's main target to host SummerSlam and WWE was hoping that the show would take place at Allegiant Stadium. Fightful also reported that Las Vegas seemed to be gaining a lot of steam as the choice for SummerSlam's host city.

Meltzer noted earlier this month that New York City's Madison Square Garden was being considered as an option to host SummerSlam.

Barrasso also wrote that July's Money in the Bank pay-per-view will be held in Texas. Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast first reported that Money in the Bank will take place on Sunday, July 18 with a live audience. WWE is targeting mid-July for its return to running shows in front of live crowds.

Money in the Bank was originally set to take place in June before being moved to July. Hell in a Cell has instead been announced for Sunday, June 20 and is scheduled to be the final ThunderDome PPV before WWE returns to touring.