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WWE Live SummerSlam brings Heatwave Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 7

WWE Live SummerSlam brings Heatwave Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 7
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From a press release:

The WWE announced today that the WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour will stop at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Sunday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

The main event will feature Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman taking on Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and Bobby Lashley in a six-man tag team match. Fan-favorite WWE Raw Superstars The Miz, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins, Robert Roode, Alexa Bliss, The IIconics, The Usos, and more are also scheduled to appear at this pro-wrestling event, though the lineup is subject to change.

Offering “the best value in entertainment,” tickets start at $15, plus fees, and go on sale this Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at the arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

“WWE SmackDown” was just recently in Wilkes-Barre, broadcasting a live episode nationally on the USA Network from the arena on March 5. Watch the WWE’s Top 10 highlights from that night below:

The previous time WWE SmackDown visited the arena was on July 17 following WWE Extreme Rules in Pittsburgh. Local fans witnessed the fallout of the pay-per-view event as the show returned to the venue for the first time since the historic 900th episode of the series in 2016.

Broadcast live to the world, the main event featured Jeff Hardy challenging Shinsuke Nakamura again in the United States Championship Match after his defeat at Extreme Rules. Just as Hardy was about to claim victory, Randy Orton ambushed him and brutally beat Hardy, which led Hardy to win anyway by disqualification.

Other matches included AJ Styles vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, Becky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose, Samoa Joe vs. Tye Dillinger, and Eric Young vs. Kofi Kingston, along with Daniel Bryan interrupting The Miz’s “funeral” for Team Hell No.

Thousands turned out to watch all the action and donate nonperishable food items to the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Christmas in July food drive.

See NEPA Scene’s photos from this event here and watch the WWE’s Top 10 highlights from that show below: