WWE SmackDown will come live from the 02 Arena in London on June 30th, 2023.
The announcement comes after WWE has already confirmed that Money In The Bank will be held in the same venue just 24 hours later. This will be the first time ever that SmackDown will be broadcast live at 8 pm UK time on BT Sport.
In a press release, WWE said that the decision to host the go-home episode of SmackDown in London was due to “the incredible early response for Money In The Bank ticket pre-registration.”
“WWE and O2 presales for combo tickets will be available on Wednesday, February 22 at 12pm GMT at Ticketmaster.co.uk and AXS.com. Fans can register now to receive an exclusive presale offer by visiting https://www.wwe.com/mitb2023-presale-registration.
General public onsale for SmackDown and Money In The Bank combo tickets will be available on Friday, February 24 at 12pm GMT at Ticketmaster.co.uk and AXS.com.
In addition, SmackDown and Money In The Bank Priority Passes are available now through exclusive partner On Location at https://onlocationexp.com/wwe/money-in-the-bank-tickets?friday-night-smackdown-packages or by calling +1.855.346.7388, giving fans the opportunity to purchase ticket packages before they go on sale to the general public.
The SmackDown and Money In The Bank Priority Passes offer fans the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, all-inclusive pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, an autographed poster, merchandise fastlane, exclusive merchandise, two nights of deluxe accommodations, and much more.”
BREAKING: Friday Night #SmackDown heads to @TheO2 in London the night before #MITB, and presale combo tickets for both nights are available Wednesday, Feb. 22!
Full details: https://t.co/qAJpGem3Qe
Register for presale: https://t.co/f5RF6MP9vXpic.twitter.com/sJ4Dg6KpJe
— WWE (@WWE) February 9, 2023
When Was The Last Time WWE SmackDown Was In The UK?
June 30th will mark the first time that Friday Night SmackDown has been held in the UK since November 8th, 2019. The show was first taped in the United Kingdom in October 2004.
WWE held its first major stadium show in the UK for 30 years in 2022 with Clash At the Castle in September. The show was headlined by the Undisputed WWE Universal Title clash between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre.