WWE sets Detroit return with Aug. 1 show at Little Caesars Arena

Body slams, suplexes and clotheslines will be felt once again as World Wrestling Entertainment hits the road following the COVID-19 shutdown.

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

WWE is returning to Detroit. 

The Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment will perform at Little Caesars Arena on Aug. 1, WWE announced Friday.

WWE fans erupt in cheers as another match gets underway on Sunday night.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 via Ticketmaster's website, the Little Caesars Arena box office and 313Presents.com.  

The Aug. 1 show is part of the second wave of live shows announced in WWE's return to the road. After setting up shop in Florida since the beginning of the pandemic and performing in front of virtual crowds, WWE will welcome live crowds again beginning in mid-July, starting with a July 16 show in Houston. 

The Little Caesars show falls on a Sunday and is billed as a "Supershow," a non-televised event. It falls between the company's Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View event on July 18 and its Summerslam show on Aug. 21. 

WWE Monday Night Raw Detroit at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on March 12, 2018.

WWE was set to host a televised Smackdown event at Little Caesars Arena on March 13, 2020, but it was among the very first events to be canceled when COVID-19 shut down the live event world. 

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