World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has announced that its first major UK stadium event in 30 years will be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 3 September 2022.
Described as a ‘cultural and sports destination’ with a ‘world-class record’ in hosting events, the Principality Stadium is also home to the Wales national rugby union team.
“Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around the world,” commented John Porco, WWE Senior Vice President, Live Events.
“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.
“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.”
Furthermore, in WWE’s return to the UK, Welsh Government Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething, expressed that Wales will provide an ‘iconic location’ and showcase the country to a global audience including an extended reach in the USA.
He added: “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.”
On the announcement, Mark Williams, Principality Stadium Manager, concluded: “We’re extremely proud that Principality Stadium has been chosen by WWE to host this major event, which is a 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.”