WWE may possibly holding a pay per view event in the UK in 2022, according to reports.
As reported by talkSPORT, WWE are looking to hold the UK pay per view at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The capacity of this stadium is 74,500 people. However, this is for events requiring a full pitch, such as football or rugby. Less floor space is needed with wrestling events, so more fans could be seated on the pitch area of the venue. Also reported by talkSPORT, when Anthony Joshua fought Carlos Takam in 2017, 78,000 fans were in attendance to witness the boxing match.
2022 marks the 30th anniversary of when WWE hosted SummerSlam from Wembley Stadium in London back in 1992. The main event of this show saw the British Bulldog defeat Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship in front of a sold out crowd.
While not officially reported, current speculation is that September has been pencilled in as the rumoured date for WWE’s UK pay per view, if the event were to happen in 2022. With this rumoured date and the 30th anniversary of the UK SummerSlam coming up, some fans have speculated that the biggest party of the summer will be coming to Wales in 2022. However, there is still a possibility that the event will be a standalone pay per view and not one of WWE’s big four events.
The last time a main roster WWE pay per view was held in the UK was Insurrextion in 2003. The main event of that show was a street fight between Triple H and Kevin Nash for the World Heavyweight Championship. The Game defeated Nash in the match to retain his title in the Telewest Arena in Newcastle, England.
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