There has been speculation about WWE holding a big pay-per-view event in the UK for years now, but it certainly seems the possibility of that happening is getting closer to becoming a reality.
It’s been confirmed by both Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury that WWE wanted them to work the main event of a PPV event in the UK last year, but plans were nixed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A rumor started earlier this week after WhatCulture reported that WWE could be bringing a big show back to the UK in 2022. WWE hasn’t hosted a pay-per-view in the country since the 1992 SummerSlam. Due to it being the 30th anniversary of the show in the country, SummerSlam is speculated to be the event.
Alex McCarthy of TalkSport reported today that Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is WWE’s front-runner to hold the event. It was noted that WWE has been working on that venue for a number of months.
It was said that this is WWE’s preferred venue, but nothing is final right now. “Plans for a WWE pay-per-view in the UK are looking ‘very positive’ after last week.”
The venue, which has a retractable roof, can hold 74,500 people and back in 2017, an Anthony Joshua fight had 78,000 fans in attendance.