WWE finally appears to be bringing a big show back to the UK in 2022.
talkSPORT understands that hosting SummerSlam in the UK – on the 30th anniversary of the 1992 iteration – is in the works, but perhaps not at Wembley as most people would expect.
The Principality Stadium Cardiff is in the running to host the event and they have been exploring the venue for several months.
The retractable roof is believed to be an attractive feature. The venue seats 74,500, but Anthony Joshua fought in front of 78,000 when he faced Carlos Takam in 2017, a layout more closely related to wrestling.
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.
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.
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 has just toured the UK for four dates 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.
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.