WWE Clash at the Castle was the first major WWE event to be held in the United Kingdom since SummerSlam 1992. On that occasion, Bret Hart was defeated in the main event by the British Bulldog in a match that has gone down in history.
In the days after the Clash, WWE took to social media to tout the success of the event noting that it had set the following records.
- Number one international Premium Live Event in history in viewership
- The event was trending number one on Twitter
- Largest European crowd ever
- Highest-rated international Premium Live Event in WWE history by fans
WWE Clash At The Castle Scores Impressive Live Gate Figures
On November 2nd WWE revealed their Q3 2022 earnings. In the report WWE noted $8 million in international ticket sales for the quarter. Clash at the Castle was the only international live event during this period, meaning that show alone was an $8 million gate.
The period in question was from July 1st until September 30th.
You can find a full breakdown of the report from Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics here.
Clash at the Castle appears to have drawn an $8.0 million live gate.
WWE reports $8.0 million in international ticket sales for the quarter. Clash at the Castle was the only international live event during the period. pic.twitter.com/e7GIJsx6eq
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) November 2, 2022
As part of the earnings report, WWE also confirmed that it’s investigation into former Vince McMahon had now been completed. It was noted that the special committee has now been disbanded while the investigation cost WWE $19.4 million.
Vince McMahon resigned from his position as WWE CEO on July 22nd, and was replaced by Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan.
With regard to WWE Clash At The Castle, a recent report hinted that UK fans might not have to wait another three decades for a Premium Live Event that side of the Atlantic. The report stated that WWE are looking to make some changes to their schedule for 2023, and this could include another event in the UK. The changes also look set to mean a reduction in gimmick themed events.