WWE News: Major Rock Band to Perform at This Year's WWE SummerSlam in LA?

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IJune 23, 2012

H/T: PennLive.com
H/T: PennLive.com

Throughout the history of WrestleMania, the WWE has gone above and beyond in bringing in big names from the world of music and entertainment to the event, including Flo Rida, Machine Gun Kelly and Skylar Grey at WrestleMania 28 last April.

Similar to the company’s biggest annual event, the WWE has plans in the works to make its second-biggest pay-per-view of the year, SummerSlam, into a major event just like WrestleMania with special guests and performers.

Here are the details from SuperLuchas.net (via WrestlingInc.com) on what major band might be playing at the event this August at the Staples Center.

Superluchas.net reports that Metallica could possibly be performing at this year's Summerslam pay-per-view event.

WWE has been trying to make Summerslam into the second version of Wrestlemania and feel that a big musical act like Metallica would help make the event feel more special.

Even though likely taking time to even get close to the level of WrestleMania, the company could very well hold SummerSlam in larger stadiums across the country if the event could be properly built up over the next few years.

It wouldn’t be the first time SummerSlam would be held in a stadium, as the 1992 edition of the event was held at Wembley Stadium with the main-event matches of "Macho Man" Randy Savage against the Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart against the British Bulldog.

The WWE could continue the recent tradition of holding SummerSlam in Los Angeles, as the metropolitan city is on the verge of having two new stadiums for a possible NFL franchise that could hold the yearly event.

With the possibility of Metallica performing at SummerSlam this August, what do you think about the idea of the WWE attempting to make SummerSlam the same kind of event like WrestleMania every August?


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