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WWE worked to bring SummerSlam to Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the 30th anniversary of the Wembley event, NXT UK is working to have fans at BT Sport studios soon


WWE finally seems to be bringing a big show back to the UK.

talkSPORT understands that hosting SummerSlam here – on the 30th anniversary of the 1992 iteration – is in the works, but perhaps not at Wembley as most people would expect.

Bret Hart and The British Bulldog SummerSlam 1992 main tournament
WWE worked to bring SummerSlam to Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the 30th anniversary of the Wembley event, NXT UK is working to have fans at BT Sport studios soon
The event took place at former Wembley, which also saw the Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage face off against each other
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The Principality of Cardiff Stadium is in the running to host next year’s event and they have been exploring the venue for several months.

The retractable roof is believed to be an attractive feature and while it can hold 74,500 people, there were 78,000 inside to see Anthony Joshua fight Carlos Takam in 2017, with the provision for boxing more closely tied. to the fight.

Sources tell talkSPORT that while this is WWE’s favorite venue, nothing is final at this time. It’s even possible that WWE is putting on a show at a stadium in the UK that isn’t SummerSlam.

Either way, plans for a WWE UK pay-per-view look “very positive” after last week.

WWE worked to bring SummerSlam to Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the 30th anniversary of the Wembley event, NXT UK is working to have fans at BT Sport studios soon
Originally known as the Millennium Stadium, it was renamed Stade de la Principauté in 2016

It is understood that WWE held meetings regarding the plans last week during their UK tour and Drew McIntyre was even one of them.

WWE has not hosted a UK stadium show since SummerSlam 1992 when Bret Hart and the British Bulldog competed in the main event.

Sean Ross Sapp has previously reported that WWE is planning “eight nights of stadium shows” in 2022.

WWE worked to bring SummerSlam to Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the 30th anniversary of the Wembley event, NXT UK is working to have fans at BT Sport studios soon
No one campaigned for WWE UK pay-per-view more than Drew McIntyre

While that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be eight separate shows – WrestleMania 38 is set to last two nights again – it does mean there is room outside of the Big Four, five including Money in the Bank at Allegiant Stadium. .

WWE recently went on a four date tour of the UK and will return for more dates in November. NXT UK filmed its last recordings during SummerSlam week in August and is set to make its next batch in early October.

WWE worked to bring SummerSlam to Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the 30th anniversary of the Wembley event, NXT UK is working to have fans at BT Sport studios soon
Ilja Dragunov won the NXT UK title at NXT TakeOver 36

BT Sport has been pushing to become the permanent home of NXT UK with the idea of ​​welcoming fans imminently.

talkSPORT understands that these talks are ongoing and BT Sport is optimistic that they will eventually have fans in their studios for the recordings, but the “logistics” are still being worked out and it’s not a deal. easy to conclude.

Naturally, with only about two weeks until the next recordings, it might be too early for fans to attend.

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