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WWE Reportedly Bringing SummerSlam Back To UK In 2022

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WWE is reportedly bringing The Biggest Party Of The Summer across the pond in 2022, thirty years after the company rocked Wembley Stadium in London.

Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT broke the news that the company is planning a major return to the UK with the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales the front runner to host the event.

It is also reported that nothing has been yet finalised in relation to the event happening in Wales’ capital and it is also noted that the company may look to run a stadium show in the UK that isn’t SummerSlam but the outlook is “very positive” for a major UK pay-per-view in 2022.

The report also states that the retractable roof on the Principality Stadium – which mainly plays host to international rugby and football fixtures – is an attractive feature to the company, which is understandable given the unpredictable British weather.

Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is said to have been part of the meetings regarding the event that took place while the company was in the UK on a live event tour.

In 1992 WWE held their only UK stadium show as they brought SummerSlam that year to London, England. The main event saw Englishman The British Bulldog capture the WWF Intercontinental Championship from brother-in-law Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart in a classic encounter.

The typical capacity for the Principality Stadium sits at just under 75,000 however a boxing bout in 2017 featuring Britain’s Anthony Joshua is reported to have brought in a crowd of 78,000 fans.

The last time WWE held any sort of pay-per-view event in the UK was in June 2003 at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. On that occasion, ten thousand fans packed the arena to witness a main event that saw Triple H defeat Kevin Nash to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.