First major WWE stadium event to be held in UK for over 30 years

It marks a return following the SummerSlam at Wembley in 1992.

First major WWE stadium event in UK for over 30 years to be held in Wales iStock

The first major UK stadium event by WWE in over three decades is to take place this year.

It will mark a return for WWE to UK audiences after SummerSlam, held at Wembley Stadium in 1992.

Around 80,000 people are estimated to have attended the event, which featured wrestlers including The Undertaker and Bret Hart.

The Principality Stadium in Cardiff will host this year’s event on Saturday, September 3.

John Porco, WWE senior vice president of live events, suggested fans will be left with a “lasting memory” from the event in Wales.

“Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around the world,” he said.

“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.”

Welsh Government minister Vaughan Gething described the event as a “perfect addition” to a “huge year” of sport.

“Wales will provide an iconic location for WWE’s return to the UK after 30 years and showcase our country to a global audience of millions, including extended reach in the USA,” he said.

“This is set to be the perfect addition to a huge year of sport, entertainment and culture in Wales that will attract people from across the globe to experience what our country has to offer.”

Mark Williams, Principality Stadium manager, added: “We’re extremely proud that Principality Stadium has been chosen by WWE to host this major event, which is testament to the stadium’s reputation as a world-class venue.

“Principality Stadium is unique in its position at the heart of the city centre, which will undoubtedly offer WWE fans an unrivalled event experience both inside and outside of the stadium and bring great benefit to the wider city of Cardiff.”

Information regarding event name, ticket on sale and further event updates will be available soon.

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