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Cardiff's Principality to host first WWE UK stadium show in 30 years

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WWE is to host a major show in a UK stadium for the first time in 30 years. 

The professional wrestling giants confirmed on Tuesday that they will run an event at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on September 3 of this year.

The last time a major stadium was the stage for a large-scale WWE event was in 1992 when the old Wembley hosted that year's Summerslam pay-per-view.

In the interim, WWE has not been keen to repeat the trick as they are forced to delay broadcast in their primary market of the United States.

But in recent years, encouraged by mountains of Saudi government cash, Vince McMahon's company has opened up to staging major events in Saudi Arabia.

It's yet to be confirmed what pay-per-view show Cardiff will stage, but it will not be Summerslam. WWE's annual summer event is being held on July 30 in Nashville.

However, the Cardiff show is likely to attract hundreds - if not thousands - of Irish fans who have never had the chance to attend a WWE event of such a scale.

"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 WWE Senior Vice President in charge of Live Events, John Porco.

"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," added Welsh Government Minister for Economy Vaughan Gething.

"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."

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