WWE reportedly in talks to hold SummerSlam 2022 in the UK

WWE reportedly in talks to hold SummerSlam 2022 in the UK

WWE is apparently in talks to hold next year's SummerSlam - the second biggest pay-per-view of the year - in the UK.

talkSPORT is reporting that WWE is eyeing up the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales as a likely location for a huge pay-per-view event next year.

The report goes on to note that while the pay-per-view may not be SummerSlam, the stadium in Wales is currently WWE's front-runner for the marquee event.

talkSPORT understands that hosting SummerSlam in the UK – on the 30th anniversary of the 1992 iteration – is in the works, but not at Wembley like most people would expect. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is WWE’s front-runner to hold the event and they’ve been working on that venue for a number of months.

This comes after WhatCulture first broke the news last week of WWE planning on holding a massive pay-per-view in the UK next year, with the company eyeing up 90,000 fans for the show.

Of course, nothing is finalised right now, and its possible that SummerSlam doesn't end up happening in the UK, but the chances of a big show taking place in Britain next year is looking likely.

Sources tell talkSPORT that although it’s WWE’s preferred venue, nothing is final right now. It’s even possible that WWE will hold a stadium show in the UK that isn’t SummerSlam. Either way, plans for a WWE pay-per-view in the UK are looking ‘very positive’ after last week.

Positive talks reportedly took place last week while WWE embarked on a four-event tour of the UK, with it seeming pretty likely that a big show will take place in the UK next year:

It’s understood that WWE held meetings regarding the plans last week during their UK tour and Drew McIntyre was even a part of them.

For more on the status of a big UK pay-per-view taking place next year, potentially even SummerSlam, stay tuned to GiveMeSport.

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