The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the discouragement of public gatherings, this means shutting down large businesses and events. While shutdowns have been implemented as a temporary measure, many, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, believe they must be maintained over the summer.
Walsh recently explained that although the city intended on slowly reopening, it is unlikely that large public gatherings will be safe in the near future. He then officially announced that “parades and festivals will not take place this summer in the City of Boston,” adding that this applies “up to and including Labor Day on September 7.”
What this means is that events such as WWE‘s SummerSlam 2020, which was scheduled to take place on August 24 in Boston, will no longer be taking place, unless — as Mayor Walsh recommended — these public events can find alternatives that do not involve large gatherings in close proximity. At the time of writing, WWE has not provided a response to the cancelation of the event.
Since nationwide implementation of health and safety measures, WWE has had to rethink several of its major events, from Wrestlemania 36 in April to the upcoming Money in the Bank event. Moreover, the organization has had to make a number of cuts to its roster.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's recent announcements mean SummerSlam, among other events, have been canceled.