WWE SummerSlam 2021: news, stories, match card, results, start time and information

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The 2021 edition of WWE SummerSlam is set to take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada -- the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. It is the 34th edition of one of the WWE's signature events, and it's set to be headlined by a pair of world title matches featuring returning legends.

John Cena will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal championship, and Cena has history in his sights. If he wins at SummerSlam, Cena will become a 17-time world champion and surpass Ric Flair in WWE's record books for the most world title reigns in history.

Goldberg is locked in as Bobby Lashley's challenger for the WWE championship after his recent return to Monday Night Raw, after a face-to-face staredown with the current champion.

Fresh off successfully cashing in her Money in the Bank contract, Nikki A.S.H. will defend her Raw women's championship against former champions Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.

Rounding out the world title matches for SummerSlam is a WrestleMania rematch, as Bianca Belair defends the SmackDown women's championship against Sasha Banks.

Below you'll find everything you need to know about SummerSlam 2021, from results, to news, features, history and more.

SummerSlam 2021 card

(c) - indicates defending champion

Universal championship
Roman Reigns (c) vs. John Cena

WWE championship
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Goldberg

Triple threat match for the Raw women's championship
Nikki A.S.H. (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley

Edge vs. Seth Rollins

SmackDown women's championship
Bianca Belair (c) vs. Sasha Banks

SmackDown tag team championships
The Usos (c) vs. Dominik & Rey Mysterio

Raw tag team championships
AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. Matt Riddle & Randy Orton

United States championship
Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest

Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal

Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie

An illustrated guide to the five craziest SummerSlam moments

The 2020 edition of SummerSlam took place on Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Amway Center in Orlando. While it was initially scheduled to take place at TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced WWE to cancel those plans. NXT TakeOver XXX (which took place on Aug. 22) was held at Full Sail University -- also in Orlando, Florida. The WWE has produced almost all of its shows since mid-March at either the WWE Performance Center training facility or Full Sail.

Here's everything you need to know about the 33rd edition of one of WWE's biggest pay-per-view events.

SummerSlam 2020 results | Full recap

Universal championship
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt def. Braun Strowman (c)

WWE championship
Drew McIntyre (c) def. Randy Orton

Raw women's championship
Asuka def. Sasha Banks (c)

Street fight
Seth Rollins def. Dominik Mysterio

Loser leaves WWE (No DQ)
Mandy Rose def. Sonya Deville

Raw tag team championships
The Street Profits (c) def. Andrade & Angel Garza

SmackDown women's championship
Bayley (c) def. Asuka

United States championship
Apollo Crews (c) def. MVP

Pat McAfee has been preparing for WWE debut most of his life

Dominik Mysterio carries on family legacy in wrestling

Ten moments that define the history of SummerSlam

SummerSlam 2002: A look back at a landscape-shifting moment in WWE history

Lapsed fan's guide to SummerSlam 2020

Cheap Heat: Welcome to the Thunderdome

The week in WWE: Randy Orton takes out the final legend on his path to SummerSlam, Ric Flair

How Drew McIntyre earned his way back to the WWE

When your NFL career is over, try pro wrestling

NXT TakeOver XXX results | Full recap

NXT championship
Karrion Kross def. Keith Lee (c)

NXT women's championship
Io Shirai (c) def. Dakota Kai

Adam Cole def. Pat McAfee

NXT North American championship 5-way ladder match
Damian Priest def. Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes, Johnny Gargano, Velveteen Dream

Finn Balor def. Timothy Thatcher

NXT tag team championship No. 1 contender's match (Pre-show)
Breezango def. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch and Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza

SummerSlam history

2020: Orlando, FL
Main event: Universal championship: Braun Strowman (c) vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt

2019: Toronto, ON, Canada
Main event: Universal championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins

2018: Brooklyn, NY
Main event: Universal championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns

2017: Brooklyn, NY
Main event: Universal championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe

2016: Brooklyn, NY
Main event: Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

2015: Brooklyn, NY
Main event: The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

2014: Los Angeles, CA
Main event: WWE championship: John Cena (c) vs. Brock Lesnar

2013: Los Angeles, CA
Main event: WWE championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Randy Orton

2012: Los Angeles, CA
Main event: No DQ: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H

2011: Los Angeles, CA
Main event: WWE championship: CM Punk (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

2010: Los Angeles, CA
Main event: Team WWE (Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, Edge, John Cena, John Morrison & R-Truth) vs. Team Nexus (Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield & Wade Barrett)

2009: Los Angeles, CA
Main event: TLC match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. CM Punk

2008: Indianapolis, IN
Main event: Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker vs. Edge

2007: East Rutherford, NJ
Main event: WWE championship: John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton

2006: Boston, MA
Main event: WWE championship: Edge (c) vs. John Cena

2005: Washington, D.C.
Main event: Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels

2004: Toronto, ON, Canada
Main event: World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Benoit (c) vs. Randy Orton

2003: Phoenix, AZ
Main event: Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H (c) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Nash vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Goldberg

2002: Uniondale, NY
Main event: WWE championship: The Rock (c) vs. Brock Lesnar

2001: San Jose, CA
Main event: WCW championship: Booker T (c) vs. The Rock

2000: Raleigh, NC
Main event: WWF championship: The Rock (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. Triple H

1999: Minneapolis, MN
Main event: WWF championship: Steve Austin (c) vs. Triple H vs. Mankind

1998: New York, NY
Main event: WWF championship: Steve Austin (c) vs. The Undertaker

1997: East Rutherford, NJ
Main event: WWF championship: The Undertaker (c) vs. Bret Hart

1996: Cleveland, OH
Main event: WWF championship: Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Vader

1995: Pittsburgh, PA
Main event: WWF championship: Diesel (c) vs. King Mabel

1994: Chicago, IL
Main event: The Undertaker vs. The Undertaker

1993: Auburn Hills, MI
Main event: WWF championship: Yokozuna (c) vs. Lex Luger

1992: London, England
Main event: Intercontinental championship: Bret Hart (c) vs. British Bulldog

1991: New York, NY
Main event: Hulk Hogan & Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter, General Adnan & Colonel Mustafa

1990: Philadelphia, PA
Main event: Steel cage match for the WWF championship: Ultimate Warrior (c) vs. Rick Rude

1989: East Rutherford, NJ
Main event: Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage & Zeus

1988: New York, NY
Main event: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant

The 2019 edition of SummerSlam took place on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After four straight years at the Barclays Center, WWE's summer showcase shifted northward. Below you'll find everything you need to know about the 32nd edition of one of WWE's biggest pay-per-view events, from results, to news, to features, history and more.

SummerSlam recap: Rollins conquers Lesnar once again

SummerSlam 2019 results

(c) - indicates defending champion

Cruiserweight championship
Drew Gulak (c) def. Oney Lorcan

Buddy Murphy def. Apollo Crews (via DQ)

Women's tag team championships
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) def. The IIconics

Raw women's championship
Becky Lynch (c) def. Natalya

Goldberg def. Dolph Ziggler

United States championship
AJ Styles (c) def. Ricochet

SmackDown women's championship
Bayley (c) def. Ember Moon

If Kevin Owens loses, he has to quit
Kevin Owens def. Shane McMahon

Charlotte Flair def. Trish Stratus

WWE championship
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton ended in a double countout

Bray Wyatt def. Finn Balor

Universal championship
Seth Rollins def Brock Lesnar (c)

The lapsed fan's guide to SummerSlam 2019

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The man behind the monster: Getting to know Braun Strowman

Finn Balor's seven-month journey back to the ring

How the WWE would script Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

NXT TakeOver: Toronto 2 results | Full recap

2-out-of-3 falls for the NXT championship (Each fall will have a different stipulation)
Adam Cole (c) def. Johnny Gargano

NXT women's championship
Shayna Baszler (c) def. Mia Yim

NXT North American championship
Velveteen Dream (c) def. Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne

Io Shirai def. Candice LeRae

NXT tag team championships
Street Profits (c) def. The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)

Full recap of SummerSlam 2018

SummerSlam 2018 results

(c) - indicates defending champion

Universal championship
Roman Reigns def Brock Lesnar (c)

Raw women's championship
Ronda Rousey def. Alexa Bliss (c)

United States championship
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) def. Jeff Hardy

Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin

The Miz def. Daniel Bryan

WWE championship
Samoa Joe def. AJ Styles (c) via DQ

SmackDown women's championship
Charlotte Flair def. Carmella (c) and Becky Lynch

Money in the Bank contract
Braun Strowman (briefcase holder) def. Kevin Owens

SmackDown tag team championships
The New Day def. The Bludgeon Brothers (c) via DQ

Intercontinental championship
Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler (c)

Kickoff Show

Cruiserweight championship
Cedric Alexander (c) def. Drew Gulak

Raw tag team championships
B-Team (c) def. The Revival

Andrade 'Cien' Almas & Zelina Vega def. Rusev & Lana

SummerSlam news archive

Bold WrestleMania 35 predictions

Ronda Rousey wins Raw women's championship

VIDEO: Reigns beats Lesnar

VIDEO: Rousey defeats Bliss

VIDEO: Ronda Rousey talks to Michael Collins after capturing the WWE Raw women's championship at SummerSlam:

VIDEO: Roman Reigns with Michael Collins after defeating Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam

A lapsed fan's guide to SummerSlam

Dean Ambrose returns to help Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman springs a trap on Roman Reigns (Raw, Aug. 13)

Samoa Joe gets too personal with Styles, New Day thrives and a Miz-Bryan history lesson take SmackDown into SummerSlam (SmackDown, Aug. 14)

VIDEO: Ronda Rousey cannot wait to show people that the WWE's women's division is not a "pity case" and worthy of pay-per-view attention.

VIDEO: Ronda Rousey takes down four security guards to get to Alexa Bliss

Key stats that tell you everything about SummerSlam 2018 and its Lesnar-Reigns main event

An emotional Paul Heyman offers a promo to remember (Raw, Aug. 6)

Spectacular New Day-Bar match carries SmackDown, Miz-Daniel Bryan set for SummerSlam (SmackDown Live, Aug. 7)

VIDEO: Ronda Rousey wins her first match on Monday Night Raw

Brock Lesnar returns, then turns on Paul Heyman (Raw, July 30)

Charlotte Flair's return changes the outlook for SummerSlam and beyond (SmackDown Live, July 31)

Rousey talks to Colbert about 'Shark Week'

It's time for WWE to move on from Brock Lesnar as Universal champion

How did we get to Reigns vs. Lesnar... again? (Raw, July 23)

Samoa Joe set for SummerSlam shot at Styles, Miz gets upper hand on Daniel Bryan (SmackDown, July 24)

ESPN WWE Power Rankings: AJ Styles carries SmackDown despite uncertain future

Lesnar to defend Universal title against Lashley or Reigns, Rousey gets shot at Bliss (Raw, July 16)

Randy Orton goes full heel, and it's finally time for Miz-Bryan (SmackDown, July 17)

Cheap Heat: Nice Try, Terry

First match set for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV

Extreme Rules recap

Brock Lesnar challenges Daniel Cormier: 'I'm coming for you'

Why is the WWE failing with Daniel Bryan?

Charlotte Flair - ESPN Body Issue

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV results

Full Recap

NXT is the blueprint for WWE's future

Last Man Standing for the NXT championship
Tommaso Ciampa (c) def. Johnny Gargano

NXT women's championship
Kairi Sane def. Shayna Baszler (c)

NXT North American championship
Ricochet def. Adam Cole (c)

NXT tag team championships
Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong & Kyle O'Reilly) (c) def. Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven)

Velveteen Dream def. EC3

SummerSlam 2017 archive

SummerSlam recap: Five champions fall, three survive | Video: Styles' 450 splash takes out Owens and McMahon

SummerSlam recap: Brock Lesnar wins Fatal 4-Way, retains Universal championship | Video: Strowman dumps table onto Lesnar

SummerSlam recap: Jinder Mahal strikes portrait of perfect villain in defeat of Shinsuke Nakamura

SummerSlam recap: Sasha Banks beats Alexa Bliss to claim fourth Raw women's championship | Video: Banks slams Bliss into the turnbuckle

SummerSlam recap: Natalya steals Naomi's 'glow' and takes SmackDown women's championship

SummerSlam kickoff show recaps and ratings

Video: Cena plays mind games with Corbin

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III recaps and ratings

Asuka and Ember Moon reflect on TakeOver: Brooklyn and their futures

Cheap Heat: SummerSlam Recap | Heat & Greet with Jinder Mahal | SummerSlam week with Bret Hart

A 'Glorious' SmackDown debut (SmackDown Live, Aug. 22)

205 Live becomes 'the realest show in the room' (205 Live, Aug. 22)

Cena arrives, Strowman gets Lesnar and beach balls are everywhere (Monday Night Raw, Aug. 21)

Handing out the 2017 SummerSlam awards

Video: Reigns felt like he played a full football game after SummerSlam

Seth Rollins healthy, hungry and hunting for gold

Summerslam By The Numbers

NFL future WWE SummerSlam stars? Brock, Pacman, Gronk ready for WWE ring

The man behind the monster: Getting to know Braun Strowman

Finn Balor puts injury behind him, readies himself for Bray Wyatt and return to Barclays

Alexa Bliss takes strenuous WWE lifestyle in stride

Seth Rollins is making the best out of every unique opportunity

Cheap Heat: Alexa Bliss

Quantifying Asuka's historic NXT women's championship reign

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn has become NXT's WrestleMania

Video: Alexa Bliss' pet pig

Baron Corbin cashes in Money in the Bank, fails to beat Jinder Mahal (SmackDown, Aug. 15)

Neville is no longer champion, but probably still 'King of the Cruiserweights' (205 Live, Aug. 15)

Video: Braun Strowman, Big Cass and Alexa Bliss present Aaron Judge a belt at Yankee Stadium for winning the Home Run Derby

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose reunite as team (Raw, Aug. 14)

Black-Itami, Almas-Gargano set for Brooklyn (NXT, Aug. 9)

Video: Alexa Bliss breaks down potential SummerSlam opponents

A memorable chair toss, emotion-filled Shield tease and predictable women's results (Raw, Aug. 7)

Cheap Heat: Braun Strowman

10 things to know about SummerSlam's Universal championship main event

Video: Seth Rollins on Ric Flair

Cena and Corbin set date for SummerSlam (SmackDown, Aug 8)

Shinsuke Nakamura beats John Cena to earn WWE title shot (SmackDown, Aug. 1)

Brock Lesnar will leave WWE if he loses at SummerSlam (Raw, July 31)

SmackDown Live returns to form with shocking Jericho return, Styles title win

Big matches set for SummerSlam in stellar showing on Monday Night (Raw, July 24)

Bold predictions for the WWE SummerSlam card

Why telling the right stories the right way is so important (Raw, July 11)

Predicting the SummerSlam main event (May 12, 2017)

From Vegas to Brooklyn: A 2-day trip of fights to remember

Photos: Best of SummerSlam 2016

Finn Balor defeats Seth Rollins for the inaugural WWE Universal Championship title

SummerSlam 2016 match recaps and ratings

WWE superstars discuss hopes for SummerSlam 2016

SummerSlam 2016: By the Numbers

Video: What excites Rollins most about SummerSlam?

Cheap Heat: A Very Brooklyn SummerSlam

Cheat Sheet: Universal Championship | Video: SummerSlam's Fatal 4-Way has making of a classic

Cheat Sheet: SmackDown women's championship: Naomi vs. Natalya

Cheat Sheet: WWE championship: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Cheat Sheet: Raw women's championship: Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks

Cheat Sheet: Raw matches feature a reunion, a six-pack and a shark cage

Cheat Sheet: SmackDown Live matches ready to steal the show at SummerSlam

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III ready to deliver on high expectations