WWE has reportedly been in talks to have SummerSlam in the UK next year for the first time since 1992.
WWE reportedly held promising talks during its UK tour last week that involved potentially bringing SummerSlam to Cardiff in 2022.
It has been more than a year and a half since WWE has been allowed to leave the US and it is busy attempting to make up for that as quickly as possible. Crown Jewel will air live from Saudi Arabia next month, and there has already been one UK tour since borders started to open back up with another planned before the end of 2021.
According to TalkSport, WWE higher-ups met with people in the UK during this month’s tour to discuss the possibility of holding a major PPV across the pond in 2022. More specifically SummerSlam which could take place in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
The stadium, which welcomed 78,000 fans for an Anthony Joshua fight, has a retractable roof. Following the rain delays at this year’s WrestleMania, and the unpredictable British weather, a stadium that big with a way to protect the ring and the fans from the elements is going to be a frontrunner. TalkSport does clarify that nothing is set in stone, and the discussions could lead to a different UK-based stadium show.
It seems likely that WWE is looking to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the last time it held SummerSlam in the UK. The PPV, which took place at the old Wembley Stadium, was headlined by Bret Hart and The British Bulldog as they battled for the Intercontinental Title. Other than minor PPVs like Rebellion and Insurrextion, that were created for the sake of giving UK fans their own PPVs, SummerSlam coming to Britain next year would be the first time the country has hosted a major show since SummerSlam ’92.
Not only does WWE appear to be keen to give its British fans a PPV, but it is also moving more of its shows to stadiums. Stadium shows were usually reserved for WrestleMania. It has already been announced that both Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank will also be stadium shows in 2022. SummerSlam almost definitely will be too, and the Welsh capital could be picked as the host city.
Source: The Sportster