WWE announces major UK show for first time in 30 YEARS at 74,500-seater stadium in September

WWE will host an outdoor stadium event in the UK for the first time in 30 years.

On Saturday, September 30 of this year, the WWE will come to the 74,500-seater Principality in Wales.

It would come three decades after Wembley famously hosted the 1992 instalment of SummerSlam.

That night, 80,000 fans packed in to watch The British Bulldog defeat brother-in-law Bret Hart for the Intercontinental title.

WWE regularly tour the UK, up to twice a year, but are yet to return with a marquee PPV.

That will change when the WWE takes over Wales’ national rugby stadium.

WWE Senior Vice President of Live Events John Porco said: “Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around 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.”

Ex-heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, 32, has twice fought at the Principality.

But this would mark the first time the WWE has travelled to the sporting stadium.

Welsh Government Minister for Economy Vaughan Gething added: “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. 

“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, said: “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 unrivaled event experience both inside and outside of the stadium and bring great benefit to the wider city of Cardiff.”

WWE announces major UK show for first time in 30 YEARS at 74,500-seater stadium in September (thesun.co.uk)

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