WWE Considering Doing Stadium 'Mega-Show' in United Kingdom

Imaan JalaliFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2012

From SummerSlam 1992. Image courtesy of WWE and The Sun
From SummerSlam 1992. Image courtesy of WWE and The Sun

To this day, WWE loyalists still remember the epic grandeur of SummerSlam 1992. 

It emanated from Wembley Stadium, featured an unforgettable main event featuring Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog and, best of all, had a sea of the most avid fans to appreciate it.

As observed on the Nov. 5 edition of Raw, the fans of the United Kingdom rank up there with some of the most raucous and passionately unhinged in the world.

In the last 20 years, it would have seemed a matter of common sense for WWE officials to return overseas for more internationally broadcasted events—as opposed to just UK-exclusive pay-per-views—but that hasn't been the case.

Worries about time zone differences, potential spoilers leaking stateside and other intractable logistics have hampered such plans.

However, as WWE continually works its way toward being an even bigger global phenomenon, the possibility of a major event being aired from the UK in the future—like SummerSlam or WrestleMania—is now being actively considered.

Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via WrestlingInc.com) has the scoop:

WWE officials will be meeting with officials from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Friday about the idea of doing a mega-show, perhaps a pay-per-view event from there. The Stadium holds around 75,000 fans.

WWE hasn't held a worldwide pay-per-view from the UK since the 1992 SummerSlam. WWE officials have also met with representatives from a stadium in London as well as Old Trafford, a soccer stadium in Manchester that holds 75,000.

If the possibility were to come to fruition, SummerSlam 2013 would be an ideal show to reward UK fans with.

Not only would it finally get the event out of Los Angeles, but it would tie into the last worldwide extravaganza to transpire from the UK—the 1992 installment.

The next step would then be to decide who should be made in the headline match, like Manchester-billed Davey Boy Smith was in '92.

Certainly, if the latest Raw is any indication, it would behoove WWE to highlight someone like Wade Barrett, whose take-no-prisoners grittiness inspires fervent support from his brethren.

Another candidate would be Scotland's Drew McIntyre, who has a reasonable chance to become a breakout star given his new persona as one of the surprisingly entertaining "3MB."

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