On April 12, 2022, WWE announced that the company would be returning to the United Kingdom by hosting a major event at the Principality Stadium. The showcase marks the first time the promotion has hosted such a stadium extravaganza across the pond since SummerSlam 1992 at Wembley Stadium.
It has been confirmed that the spectacle will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The premium live event will air on Peacock and the WWE Network around the world.
In recent times, WWE's visits to the United Kingdom have seen a plethora of RAW and SmackDown tapings being recorded, plus a large number of house shows. The last time a pay-per-view event was broadcast from the U.K. was in 2003 for Insurrexation, which took place in Newcastle, England.
So, where is the Principality Stadium that will be hosting WWE's first major U.K. stadium event in 30 years?
The Principality Stadium is located in Cardiff, Wales, the capital of the nation. The venue first opened in June 1999 and has hosted a handful of high-profile events. The likes of the European Rugby Champions Cup Finals, the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, major boxing bouts, and 2012 Olympic Football have all been played out at the stadium.
"Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event"
John Porco, WWE Senior Vice President, Live Events, spoke about the news in a press release sent out announcing the event. He said:
"Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around the world. The weekend will be filled with a variety of WWE experiences that we believe will leave a lasting memory, on par with SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium in 1992."
Welsh Government Minister for Economy Vaughan Gething also added:
"Wales will provide an iconic location for WWE’s return to the UK after 30 years and showcase our country to a global audience of millions, including extended reach in the USA. This is set to be the perfect addition to a huge year of sport, entertainment and culture in Wales that will attract people from across the globe to experience what our country has to offer."
It has yet to be confirmed what the name of the premium live event will be when the company travels overseas in September to the Principality Stadium. More details are due to be announced shortly.
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