According to a new report, WWE is planning to hold a stadium-sized PPV event in the UK as early as next year.
The last major pay-per-view to take place in the UK was SummerSlam 1992, which was held in Wembley Stadium in London in front of over 80,000 fans. Now, WhatCulture has reported that, according to a source within the company, WWE is planning to hold a major event in September 2022 which would mark three decades since 1992’s extravaganza. The company are reportedly aiming to achieve an attendance of 90,000 fans.
On top of the event itself, the report also noted the company could be planning to run a fan event over the weekend of the show as well as holding a Raw taping the Monday after.
If the pay-per-view does come to pass, one WWE Superstar who is sure to be excited about the news is Drew McIntyre, who spoke to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh earlier in September about a UK event that was planned for 2020. It would have seen the culmination of a trilogy of matches between the former WWE Champion and Tyson Fury, and McIntyre imagined it as a week-long spectacle.
“I could imagine that would be something awesome to draw those outside eyeballs, and really make a spectacle of the week – I don’t see it as a one-night event for the UK pay-per-view, I see it as a week event, I see it as like weigh-ins and training videos, myself and Tyson throughout the week.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the feud wasn’t to be in 2020, McIntyre also said that it could “ignite any second”, so the ‘Battle of Britain’ between the ‘Scottish Warrior’ and the ‘Gypsy King’ at a UK PPV might not be completely off the table.