UPDATE: According to a report from Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, the plans for WWE to hold SummerSlam in the United Kingdom are “in the works”. As of now, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is the current front-runner to host the event.
The report notes that both parties have been working on the logistics for several months now, though nothing has been finalized as of this writing. WWE officials held meetings regarding the plans last week when they were in the country. WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre was said to have been involved in those meetings.
ORIGINAL: We have received some news regarding WWE wanting to hold a major pay-per-view event in the United Kingdom (UK) sometime in 2022. In a report provided by WhatCulture.com, the company is planning to hold an event possibly in September 2022 at a stadium venue with the hopes of pulling in over 90,000 fans.
Some of the targeted venues include Manchester’s Old Trafford, Wales’ Principality Stadium and London’s Wembley Stadium. It should be noted that August 29th, 2022 will be the 30th anniversary of WWF(E) SummerSlam 1992, which was held at London’s Wembley Stadium and was headlined by WWE Hall of Famers Bret “Hitman” Hart and “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith for the Intercontinental Championship. The last major UK pay-per-view event held by WWE was Insurrextion in June 2003 at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle, England.
Dave Meltzer noted that “there’s certainly been talk of that” in WWE for a while now. While there is no direct confirmation from WWE in regards to an event being held next year in the UK, the talks are said to be getting more serious given the fact that WWE is driven to hold multiple big stadium shows throughout 2022.
We have already confirmed that Royal Rumble 2022 will be held at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri on January 29. WrestleMania 38 is slated for AT&T Stadium on April 3. WWE will also be returning to Allegiant Stadium on July 4 weekend for Money in the Bank 2022.