A new update would seem to confirm that WWE will presenting a pay-per-view inside a stadium in the UK before the year is out.
It has been eighteen years since the last pay-per-view, Insurrexion 2003, took place in Britain however the latest news is that run will end in September.
A new report from WrestleVotes claims that the company have set the date of 3rd September for the show, which is scheduled to take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. This would line up with a report from Alex McCarthy of TalkSport back in September.
That would mean that the event in the United Kingdom would be running up against AEW’s All Out taking place in the United States.
Source states the long-awaited WWE United Kingdom PPV return will take place Saturday, September 3rd at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
That is the same weekend as AEW’s ‘All Out’ PPV.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 17, 2022
There has been plenty of speculation that WWE are ready to return for stadium events in the UK, with many harping back to SummerSlam 1992 as one of the memorable nights ever on the wrestling calendar. That night, The British Bulldog defeated Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship on home soil.
The shows in the years that followed never reached the height of that night in the capital, although One Night Only was also a landmark event where Shawn Michaels defeated The British Bulldog. Although their planned rematch was set for Mayhem In Manchester on pay-per-view, the event was eventually downgraded to a house show.
Despite there not being any pay-per-views in the country since 2003, there have been regularly tours of the country by the SmackDown and Raw rosters, with a number of featured shows where the two rosters combined. It has recently been confirmed that the next of these tours will take place in April following WrestleMania, with the likes of Ronda Rousey and Roman Reigns slated to appear.