WWE’s big show in September in Cardiff already broke company records, including WrestleMania, without selling a single ticket.
Sports-entertainment empire Vince McMahon confirmed earlier this week that she will be heading to the Welsh capital in September for a landmark event.
The show, which was not named after, would become the first major stadium event to be held in the UK in nearly 30 years when the wrestling giant sold London’s Wembley Stadium for SummerSlam in 1992.
The big show will take place on Saturday 3 September at Cardiff Principality Stadium, with attention already being given to exceptional levels.
Even with very few fine details about the blockbuster movie itself, fans scored a huge amount of interest, breaking records in the process.
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WWE has confirmed that more than 59,000 people have pre-registered for event tickets in the first 24 hours.
Most famously, this sets a new record for the company for any event, including WrestleMania.
Reaction to the announcement that WWE will host a stadium show on these beaches after a three-decade hiatus suggests that the selling audience at Principality Stadium is almost certain.
“Principality Stadium is the perfect venue for a big event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, across Europe and around the world,” said John Porco, Senior Vice President of WWE Live Events when the event was first announced.
“The weekend will be filled with a variety of WWE experiences that we believe will leave lasting memories, on a par with SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium in 1992.”
Former WWE and British Champion Drew McIntyre, who has long struggled to get a major event in the UK, couldn’t hide his happiness with the initial announcement.
He tweeted: “2 years ago I became the WWE Champion and set out to make a big show for the UK…We did it!!!”
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While it’s too early to speculate who will appear in Cardiff, fans will no doubt be excited at the prospect of some of the company’s biggest names being in town over the weekend.
Unified Champion Roman Reigns remains atop the mountain in WWE, while Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair are among the other notable names in the company.
Looking forward to the event, Welsh Chancellor of the Exchequer Vaughan Geting said: “Wales will provide an iconic venue for WWE’s return to the UK after 30 years and will showcase our country to a global audience of millions, including a wide audience in the US.
“This would be the perfect complement to a fantastic year of sport, entertainment and culture in Wales that will attract people from all over the world to experience what our country has to offer.”
WWE has confirmed that more details about the event and tickets will be “available soon.”