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Principality Stadium to stage UK’s first major WWE show in 30 years

Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is to stage the first major WWE stadium event in the UK in more than three decades.

The show is to take place on Saturday, September 3, 2022, and comes 30 years after Wembley Stadium staged SummerSlam in 1992.

Organisers have yet to confirm the events that will take place at the 74,000-capacity stadium, which is the home of the Welsh national rugby team and has also staged major boxing bouts, the UEFA Champions League final and six FA Cup finals. In the coming months its schedule includes Ed Sheeran concerts and FIM Speedway.

“Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around the world,” said John Porco, WWE senior vice president of live events. “The weekend will be filled with a variety of WWE experiences that we believe will leave a lasting memory.”

While the Cardiff event has been labelled a ‘premium live event’, several smaller WWE shows are scheduled for Europe this year. Newcastle, Paris, Leipzig and London’s O2 are all on the list for the coming months.

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 undoubtably offer WWE fans an unrivalled event experience both inside and outside of the stadium and bring great benefit to the wider city of Cardiff.”

Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, will host the WWE’s SummerSlam in 2022. This year’s WrestleMania attracted record crowds when it was held at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, earlier this month.

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