WWE SummerSlam 2016 results: Live blog, matches, highlights, updates, start time WWE’s second biggest pay-per-view each year The 2016 edition of SummerSlam should be a showcase for the company as it attempts to build on its recent draft and brand split. The evening begins at 5 p.m. ET as WWE presents a two-hour kickoff show prior to the event itself which begins an hour earlier than normal at 7 p.m. ET and will run over four hours. It all goes down live Sunday, Aug. 21 from Brooklyn, New York.