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SummerSlam is a pay-per-view (PPV) event, produced annually in August by professional wrestling promotion WWE. The inaugural SummerSlam took place on August 29, 1988 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York and was broadcast via pay-per-view, unlike the Royal Rumble of that year which was broadcast as a television special on USA Network. Dubbed as "The Biggest Event of the Summer", it is considered one of the "Big Four" original pay-per-view events of WWE (along with WWE WrestleMania, WWE Royal Rumble and WWE Survivor Series). Although the Royal Rumble generally attracts a larger viewership, SummerSlam has been touted by WWE as their second biggest event of the year after WrestleMania. Beginning with the 2009 event, SummerSlam has remained exclusive to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. However, on August 17, 2014, during SummerSlam, it was announced that SummerSlam would take place in the New York/New Jersey area on August 23, 2015.

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See Also

WWE Pay Per Views -- WWE Network Specials

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