A lapsed WWE fan’s guide to SummerSlam


As a service to those fans who have a general interest in the WWE but haven’t watched many (or any) matches since WrestleMania, we’re happy to provide this FAQ as a guide to SummerSlam 2018.

Q. Hey, I’ve always wondered: Is it “SummerSlam” (all one word) or “Summer Slam” (two words)?

A. “SummerSlam,” much like “WrestleMania” and “SmackDown.” It’s the arbitrary combination of names thing that the WWE does for some intellectual property but not others. It’s not “RoyalRumble” or “SurvivorSeries.” It’s the 31st edition of the event and the 11th time that it has been held in the New York Metropolitan area. That includes multiple events in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which WrestleMania and the NFL have taught us is actually New York City’s sixth borough.

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