WWE Summerslam 2021: When is it, how to watch in Australia, match card

Fans are back in attendance and John Cena is back in the ring - all is right in the world of WWE heading into this year's SummerSlam.

The 16-time world champion will look to break Ric Flair's all-time record at the upcoming pay-per-view event, with Cena challenging Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship. 

SummerSlam is one of WWE's 'big four' events alongside WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series, and will take place on Sunday August 22nd (AEST) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

Here's everything you need to know about WWE SummerSlam 2021. 

WHEN IS WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021?

This year's SummerSlam event will take place on Sunday 22nd August (AEST), which is of course Saturday night in the US. 

WWE main roster pay-per-view events usually take place on Sunday nights over there, but this is a special occasion and will be on a Saturday night in Las Vegas. 

The event is expected to begin at 10am (AEST) and run for approximately three-and-a-half hours. 

WHERE IS WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021?

SummerSlam will emanate live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The stadium is of course home to NFL franchise the Las Vegas Raiders and can hold over 70,000 people. 

HOW TO WATCH OR STREAM WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021 IN AUSTRALIA

There are two ways you can watch Summerslam in Australia - or any WWE pay-per-view for that matter.

The first is to subscribe to the WWE Network which is $9.99 a month in the US, which works out to be about $13-14 AUD.

The Network is free for a month for new subscribers and has original weekly programming, as well as delayed replays of Raw, Smackdown and NXT.

The other way you can watch SummerSlam is via Kayo PPV. This option will cost you $24.95. 

Stream the full SummerSlam card via Kayo here.

WHAT TIME IS WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021 IN AUSTRALIA?

SummerSlam is expected to begin at 10am (AEST) here in Australia and run for approximately three and a half hours.

The kickoff pre-show will begin at 9am and run for one hour on the WWE Network or any of WWE's social platforms. 

WILL THERE BE FANS AT WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021?

Yes, there is expected to be a full capacity crowd in Las Vegas for SummerSlam and all WWE events moving forward. 

ARE THERE AUSTRALIANS WRESTLING AT WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021?

Yes, there will be at least one Australian competitor wrestling at SummerSlam this year. 

Former champion Rhea Ripley will look to regain the WWE Raw Women's Championship at the event, when she takes on Nikki Cross and Charlotte Flair in a triple-threat match. 

WWE SUMMERSLAM 2021 MATCH CARD

  • WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs John Cena
  • WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs Goldberg
  • WWE Raw Women's Championship: Nikki Cross (c) vs Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair
  • WWE SmackDown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs Sasha Banks
  • WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Uso's (c) vs Rey/Dominik Mysterio
  • WWE United States Championship: Sheamus (c) vs Damian Priest
  • Edge vs Seth Rollins

WWE NXT TAKEOVER 36 MATCH CARD

On the same weekend, WWE's third brand of NXT will hold their own pay-per-view event, TakeOver 36.

Here's the full match card for that show.

  • WWE NXT Championship: Karrion Kross (c) vs Samoa Joe
  • WWE NXT Women's Championship: Raquel Gonzalez (c) vs Dakota Kai
  • WWE NXT UK Championship: Walter (c) vs Ilja Dragunov
  • Million Dollar Championship: LA Knight (c) vs Cameron Grimes
  • Adam Cole vs Kyle O'Reilly (2-out-of-3 falls match)

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