For the first time in 30 years, WWE is set to hold a major stadium event in the United Kingdom.
Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales will host the as-yet-unnamed event on Saturday, September 3 (local time—Sunday, September 4 in New Zealand).
WWE Senior Vice President, Live Events John Porco said Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh rugby union team, was the perfect place to accommodate fans from Wales, Europe, and throughout 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.”
SummerSlam drew more than 80,000 fans to London’s Wembley Stadium in 1992 to witness “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith defeat Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship.
The announcement of a major stadium event in the UK, which will stream live on WWE Network, has been met with excitement from many but perhaps none more than Drew McIntyre.
“2 years ago I became WWE Champion and made it my mission to bring a major show to the UK… WE DID IT!!!” the Scotsman tweeted.
2 years ago I became WWE Champion and made it my mission to bring a major show to the UK…
WE DID IT!!! https://t.co/tfyETu1BzR
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) April 12, 2022
Principality Stadium has hosted multiple major events since it opened in 1999, including Anthony Joshua vs. New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in a heavyweight boxing title unification fight in front of 78,000 fans in 2018.