Following the success of Clash at the Castle in Wales, Sheamus is hoping to see WWE hold major shows in the UK every year.
On September 3rd, WWE held a stadium show in the UK for the first time in thirty years as Clash at the Castle saw over 60,000 wrestling fans descend on the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. WWE also held events all over the Welsh capital in the run-up to the big show.
One of the highlights of the show saw Sheamus go to war with Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship in a hard-hitting contest. Unfortunately for the Irishman, it was Gunther who picked up the victory retaining his title in a critically acclaimed classic. Following the bout, the crowd rose to give Sheamus a well-deserved standing ovation.
Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh after the event, Sheamus said he can’t see a reason why WWE wouldn’t hold big UK events more regularly.
“I mean, I don’t see why not. This year Cardiff, maybe next year, you know, Dublin we’ve Croke Park there, Glasgow, you know. Then obviously there’s the midlands of England itself.
“We’re doing these shows in Saudi Arabia. I think the thing before was the fact that the Saudi shows on American time were on so early but people are still watching you know.
“The show doesn’t have to air in the US at seven o’clock or eight o’clock, people are watching at 1pm and I think it’s a new norm and I’m hoping that we’re here every year.”
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