WWE has announced its first premium live event in 30 years to take place in UK on September 3, 2022.
The rumors were circulating for the past few months that WWE might host a PPV in UK later this year at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Those reports are confirmed now as WWE officially announced the event.
Summerslam 1992 remains the only PPV event to take place in UK till now. That event took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England. In the press release for the announcement, WWE promised the event at Principality Stadium will leave a lasting memory on par with SummerSlam 1992.
The date for ticket sales is not announced yet, but the fans could pre-register for the sale from WWE’s website.
WrestleMania Backlash is the next premium live event from WWE to take place on May 8. Hell in a Cell will follow on June 5, followed by Money in the Bank on July 2 and SummerSlam on July 30.
MITB(Allegiant Stadium) and SummerSlam(Nissan Stadium) are both taking place at major stadiums, making the September 3 event the sixth WWE event to take place at a stadium. Principality Stadium has a total capacity of 74,500 fans.
Post the UK event, WWE is reported to be hosting another event in Saudi Arabia, meaning WWE could end up hosting 7 events at stadiums this year. Survivor Series is confirmed for November 26 at TD Garden Arena in Boston, MA. Check here for the complete list of upcoming WWE Premium events.
Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has been one of the stars who reportedly pushed for WWE to host a PPV event in the UK. He also teased some plans for the event involving WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. ‘I’ve not stopped talking about it,” McIntyre said about a prospective fight with Fury. “I won’t stop talking about it until it happens.” Could we see them clashing in Cardiff?
Fury was involved with WWE before the pandemic as defeated Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel 2019 event. Fury’s next fight will be his WBC title defense against Dillian Whyte on April 23 at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.