WWE SummerSlam 2017 & Community Events #WWEMoms #SummerSlam

It's time to enter the ring! WWE’s SummerSlam 2017 will happen at Barclays Center this Sunday, August 20, while live streaming around the world on WWE Network at 7 p.m. ET. My son is SO looking forward to going! He's been counting down since we went last year.

If your read my "Mixed Feeling at WWE SummerSlam 2016" or "My Son's First WWE SummerSlam 2015" posts then you know there's lots happening at the SummerSlam events. And we love every minute of it!

Note: I'm part of the WWE #WWEMoms Ambassador Program and will share information about their activities and products. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

But along with the SummerSlam event, we also enjoy seeing what the WWE wrestlers do during the week before. I'm always amazed that they make time for interactive fan experiences and community outreach programs.

“Be a STAR” Bullying Prevention Rally – Tuesday, August 15

WWE Superstars Apollo Crews, Bayley and Kalisto, WWE Announcer Charly Caruso, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, spoke about the importance of bullying prevention to Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Kips Bay. Last year, WWE and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched a multi-year partnership focusing on youth development and bullying prevention efforts around Be a STAR, WWE’s bullying prevention initiative.

Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game – Tuesday, August 15

WWE, an international partner of Special Olympics, supported the Play Unified campaign by hosting a Unified Basketball Game at the Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Club: P.S. 64 Clubhouse. Special Olympics athletes and their unified partners participated in the game as WWE Superstars Cesaro, Sasha Banks and Sheamus, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, serve as honorary coaches. WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel, and WWE Superstar Big Show will serve as the game’s announcers.

New York Yankees Batting Practice – Tuesday, August 15

WWE Superstars Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and Big Cass, visited Yankee Stadium to interact with players and take part in batting practice prior to the Subway Series game vs. the New York Mets. At the game, WWE will present a custom WWE championship title to New York Yankees All-Star Outfielder and MLB Home Run Derby Champion Aaron Judge.

Children’s Hospital Visits – Wednesday, August 16

WWE Superstars Finn Bálor, Natalya, Seth Rollins and Titus O’Neil, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, visited children at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

WWE Superstars Becky Lynch, Bayley, Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, visited children at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in the Bronx.

During each visit, WWE Superstars will visit children and their families, take pictures, sign autographs and distribute WWE Championship Titles.

Project: OM Yoga Event – Thursday, August 17

WWE, Susan G. Komen and Manduka have partnered to support Project: OM, which aims to battle breast cancer in support of Komen’s goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. WWE Superstars Natalya and Titus O’Neil, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, joined more than 150 participants for a yoga class led by veteran Dan Nevins in the Barclays Center’s Geico Atrium.

Brooklyn Cyclones Night – Thursday, August 17

WWE Superstars Apollo Crews, Carmella, Charlotte and Mark Henry visited MCU Park in Coney Island and catch the first pitch, which was thrown by local Boys & Girls Club members.

Hire Heroes USA Veteran Career Panel & Networking Event – Friday, August 18

WWE, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will host a Veteran Career Panel and Networking Event at Rockefeller Center in support of Hire Heroes USA. The event will give more than 70 veterans the opportunity to receive one-on-one career coaching while networking with key employers from the Tri-State Area including Pepsi, Revlon, Unilever and more. WWE Superstar Mark Henry will be on-site to speak with the veterans.

New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell (NYSE) – Friday, August 18

WWE Superstars Braun Strowman and Sasha Banks will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

New York Mets Batting Practice – Friday, August 18

WWE Superstars The Hardy Boyz, Curt Hawkins and Carmella will visit Citi Field to interact with players and take part in batting practice prior to the game vs. the Miami Marlins.

Make-A-Wish One World Observatory Visit – Saturday, August 19

WWE Superstars Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair and Dolph Ziggler will visit One World Observatory positioned on top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, to meet with Make-A-Wish kids and their families.

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III – Saturday, August 19

NXT Superstars take over Barclays Center for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. NXT Champion Bobby Roode will defend his title vs. Drew McIntyre; Asuka and Ember Moon go head-to-head for the NXT Women’s Championship; NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain take on SAnitY; Aleister Black goes up against Hideo Itami; and more.

SummerSlam – Sunday, August 20

A sold-out crowd will converge on Barclays Center for SummerSlam, WWE’s biggest event of the summer.
  • The Universal Championship will be decided in a Fatal 4-Way Match between Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman
  • Shinsuke Nakamura will look to earn the biggest victory of his career when he challenges WWE Champion Jinder Mahal
  • John Cena takes on Baron Corbin
  • Natalya attempts to capture the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Naomi
  • Sasha Banks will challenge Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day put their titles on the line vs. The Usos
  • United States Champion AJ Styles will take on Kevin Owens; and more.

Monday Night Raw – Monday, August 21
For the third night in a row, WWE will take over Barclays Center with Monday Night Raw, where fans can see the fall-out from SummerSlam live on USA Network at 8/7C. With more than 1,200 episodes, Monday Night Raw is the longest-running, weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history.

SmackDown® Live – Tuesday, August 22

WWE caps off four consecutive nights of action at Barclays Center with SmackDown Live. SmackDown Live will air live at 8/7C on USA Network.

To learn more about how WWE supports varies communities, visit - www.community.wwe.com

To learn more about WWE SummerSlam, visit - www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam

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