WWE’s Conflict on the Citadel occasion on Sept. 3 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, marks the primary time the promotion has held a serious occasion in the UK because the 1992 SummerSlam pay-per-view. Whereas no matches have been confirmed for the present (although Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre has been closely rumored), the occasion has already bought greater than 60,000 tickets in keeping with the most recent replace from @WrestleTix. That is roughly double what WWE had bought for SummerSlam at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium per the account’s newest replace final week.
McIntyre closely pushed for a UK WWE pay-per-view throughout his two reigns as WWE Champion in 2020, however nothing might get off the bottom as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions. In an interview with ComicBook earlier this yr, McIntyre talked about eager to lastly dethrone Reigns on the present quite than tackle heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, somebody he is been feuding with on social media for years.
WWE Conflict on the Citadel
Sat, 3 Sept 2022, 15:00Sat
Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Out there Tickets => 11,517
Present Setup/Capability => 71,810
Tickets Distributed => 60,293
— WrestleTix (@WrestleTix) July 16, 2022
“With regards to Tyson, I see the ball is in his court docket. You have bought our quantity, give us a name, we’ll determine it out as a result of I ain’t ready for you and my consideration’s totally straight forward. My consideration’s on the championships. My consideration’s on Roman. And realistically, if I had a dream state of affairs, it will be preventing for the title within the UK, in a stadium, the present that I have been dreaming about and pushing for years, and it is truly freaking taking place. And the tickets are preventing off the shelf, so get them quickly,” he mentioned.
Since unifying the 2 world championships at WrestleMania 38, Reigns’s appearances on WWE programming have change into more and more sporadic. SummerSlam will mark the primary time he has defended the undisputed championship on pay-per-view, that means WWE needed to host three consecutive premium dwell occasions and not using a world championship match on the cardboard.
“I imply only for the roster it has been separated. I believe every present ought to have its personal champion. I do know, say like 20 years in the past, no matter it was the identical champion they traveled to the reveals. However it was additionally the identical roster. Proper now, it is due to what occurred at WrestleMania I do know the bell to Mania was for this gigantic match with Roman vs. Brock. It was two champions going through off with every… the 2 high champions going through off with one another. Two people with such an unbelievable historical past actually on fireplace at one other stage persona-wise with Roman as his Tribal Chief character and cowboy Brock, which we have by no means seen earlier than so it was an enormous match, big implications. That is the fallout from that massive match with each titles and it is cool proper now. It places him even greater up than he was earlier than if that is even doable. He is actually Thanos ranges proper now. I believe it is about time that someone no less than took a type of titles off of him and I am taking a look at Drew McIntyre,” McIntyre mentioned on WrestleRant Radio whereas pushing for every present to have its personal world championship.