For the fifth consecutive year, WWE will entertain Los Angeles with a week-long lineup of events that place an emphasis on community and charitable outreach in celebration of SummerSlam, occurring Sunday, Aug. 18 live on pay-per-view at 8 p.m. EST from Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakes and Los Angeles Kings.
The events include:
• SummerSlam Press Conference – Tuesday, Aug. 13, Beverly Hills Hotel
For the first time, WWE will host a press conference to kick off SummerSlam Week. Days before John Cena defends the WWE title against Daniel Bryan, the two will come face-to-face at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The SummerSlam headliners will be joined by the biggest names in WWE to offer a preview of this year’s event. The press conference will also be streamed live on www.WWE.com, YouTube and Facebook.
• Children’s Hospital Visits – Wednesday, Aug. 14
WWE superstar and SummerSlam host The Miz will be joined by Divas champ AJ Lee and WWE legend Eve at the Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Children will be provided with toys donated by Mattel.
• “Be a STAR” (Show Tolerance and Respect) Anti-Bullying Rallies – Thursday, Aug. 15
WWE and The Creative Coalition will host two anti-bullying rallies at a local youth center and school in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 15. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, actor Ryan Ochoa and Anger Management’s Daniela Bobadilla will join WWE superstars Big Show, Hornswoggle and Alicia Fox at the Cathy Hensel Youth Center in Montebello, delivering anti-bullying messages to more than 400 kids, age 5-13.
Later that day, Sanchez, Ochoa, Bobadilla, WWE superstars The Prime Time Players and ring announcer Lilian Garcia will host a second Be a STAR rally at Samuel Gompers Middle School for approximately 300 eighth grade students.
• Superstars for Hope to benefit Make-A-Wish – Thursday, Aug. 15, Beverly Hills Hotel
WWE and E! Entertainment will host the Superstars for Hope (#STARS4HOPE) red carpet party on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. On July 22, WWE and E! Entertainment launched the first Superstars for Hope fundraising initiative to support Make-A-Wish, featuring chances to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences available to anyone who makes a contribution. For every $10 fans and supporters contribute through fundraising partner Omaze, they will receive five chances to win one of two packages donated by WWE and E!
• Susan G. Komen Mobile Mammogram Units – Friday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 18
As part of WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen, WWE will host mobile mammograms units at select locations where under insured women will be able to receive a mammogram free of charge. On Friday, Aug. 16, WWE diva Layla and ring announcer Lilian Garcia will participate in a meet and greet at Northgate Gonzalez Grocery store to promote the importance of early detection. The two will be joined by WWE superstar and NXT announcer Alex Riley for Sunday’s meet and greet at SummerSlam Axxess in Nokia Plaza at LA Live.
• SummerSlam Axxess – Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, Nokia Plaza at LA Live
Get ready for the ultimate WWE fan experience when SummerSlam Axxess (#AXXESS) takes over the Nokia Plaza at LA Live Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. The WWE Universe will get unprecedented access to meet their favorite WWE superstars, divas and legends, with more live matches and autograph signings than ever before. WWE Superstar Q&A’s and interactive activities will occur all throughout the plaza.