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WWE’s UK PPV Was “Debated” To Run The Same Day As All Out

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WWE is bringing a major show to the UK for the first time in 30 years and now a new report says the company debated running the show on the same day as AEW’s All Out.

WWE has answered the prayers of fans in the UK with the announcement of a major show in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium which is sure to be the hottest ticket in town. For the first time in 30 years, WWE will run a major pay-per-view soil on British soil but it’s going to be a busy weekend for wrestling fans who want to catch the action as it will be held the same weekend as AEW’s All Out show.

Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio has discussed WWE’s Cardiff show and says talks were held about going head-to-head with AEW’s All Out:

“It’s been talked about for months and months and months. They were gonna run either at Wembley or the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, it will be the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on September the 3rd. AEW will be running its pay-per-view All Out on Sunday, September the 4th so they’re not going head to head. There was a lot of talk that maybe they would but it wouldn’t have been actual head-to-head either way but it was definitely debated to go on the same day.”

“WWE is doing a lot of stadiums this year, they’re doing the Vegas stadium for Money In The Bank, they’re doing SummerSlam at the stadium in Nashville, and SummerSlam’s moving up because they’re doing [the Cardiff show]. SummerSlam’s at the end of July, usually it’s late August so this will be September the 3rd and then October would be the Saudi Arabia show and November would be Survivor Series to finish up the year.”

“In a sense, they wanted to come close to the 30th anniversary of the famous SummerSlam show at Wembley with Bret Hart and Davey Boy Smith, and Warrior and Randy Savage. But they decided against doing SummerSlam itself so they’re gonna do that. It’s way overdue, they should have done a pay-per-view from there 20 years ago easily.”

Meltzer added that he believes WWE will sell out the Principality Stadium, something he notes the company hasn’t been able to do in other stadiums in the US, most recently at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas for WrestleMania 38:

“They’re doing it, it’s a giant stadium, they’ll probably get legit big, big, big numbers, I think they’ll sell out there. They didn’t sell out Dallas, they’re not gonna sell out Vegas, we know that for sure because they didn’t sell it out for SummerSlam so they won’t sell it out for Money In The Bank. I don’t imagine they can sell out that stadium in Nashville, they didn’t sell out the St Louis stadium.”

“This one I think they can sell out, the first time for a major pay-per-view in the UK since 1992. I know they had UK-only pay-per-views later in the nineties, they would do one of them a year but this is a full blast major show.”

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