Kurt Angle was forced to take a vacation by Stephanie McMahon last week, making Baron Corbin the acting general manager of Raw. If you’re wondering what that means for Angle’s WWE status, PWInsider confirms that it’s all just part of a storyline. Angle was actually backstage at this week’s Monday Night Raw in Toronto. Angle has also apparently been training really hard for a return to the ring at some point in the near future. No news yet on the nature of that return or who his opponent might be.
WWE has announced that next year’s SummerSlam will take place in Toronto. Toronto is a classic location for big events and has seen some of the biggest moments in wrestling history. Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 6. Hulk Hogan made a return at WrestleMania X8 against The Rock and the crowd reactions were what wrestling is all about. Most recently, Goldberg faced Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016 and, again, the crowd reactions were enough to make the hair stand on end.
Here’s the announcement:
Toronto to host SummerSlam in 2019
As first reported by Entertainment Tonight Canada, Toronto will host SummerSlam Week in August 2019 with SummerSlam (Sunday, Aug. 11), Monday Night Raw (Monday, Aug. 12), SmackDown LIVE (Tuesday, Aug. 13) and NXT TakeOver (Saturday, Aug. 10) taking place at Scotiabank Arena over four consecutive nights.
SummerSlam is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration, as WWE will host a series of activities including SummerSlam Axxess, WWE’s interactive fan festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, along with community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s Biggest Event of the Summer back to Toronto,” said John Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We look forward to working with our partners at Tourism Toronto and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to build a blueprint that welcomes our global fan base to the great city of Toronto.”
Additional details, including ticket availability and travel packages, will be announced in the near future.