WWE is reportedly bringing The Biggest Party Of The Summer to the UK in 2022, thirty years after SummerSlam took place in London.
According to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, the company is planning a major return to the UK, with the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales as the frontrunner to host the event.
Nothing has been finalised in relation to the event taking place in Wales’ capital, and it is also stated 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 retractable roof on the Principality Stadium, which primarily hosts international rugby and football matches, is also mentioned in the report as an appealing feature to the company, which is understandable given the unpredictable British weather.
WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre is said to have been present at the event’s planning meetings, which took place while the company was on a live event tour in the United Kingdom.
WWE held their only stadium show in the United Kingdom in 1992, when they brought SummerSlam to London, England. In the main event, The British Bulldog defeated brother-in-law Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship in front of his home country support.
The Principality Stadium’s typical capacity is just under 75,000, but a boxing match in 2017 featuring Britain’s Anthony Joshua is said to have drawn a crowd of 78,000 fans.
WWE last held a pay-per-view event in the United Kingdom in June 2003, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. On that occasion, ten thousand fans packed the Telewest Arena to see Triple H defeat Kevin Nash in the main event to retain the World Heavyweight Title.