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    - 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.
    Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/...HgWgiQEWlGC.99
    If true then this is quite a big sign that the UK might finally be getting a big show again. It could be that WWE feels with it's UK fanbase, it could sell out a big mega-show that they can still tape so it might not neccesarily be a PPV.

    Possible venues I'd imagine:

    Wembley Stadium, London - 90,000 (football capacity)
    Twickenham Stadium, London - 82,000
    Old Trafford, Manchester - 75, 765
    Millenium Stadium, Cardiff - 74, 500
    Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh - 67,800
    Celtic Park, Glasgow - 60,832
    Emirates Stadium, London - 60,355

    And if WWE branched out to Ireland:

    Croke Park, Dublin - 82,300
    Aviva Stadium, Dublin - 65,000 (concerts)

    I've always said WWE would never do a PPV over here again due to time differences but it seems odd if they're looking at big stadiums if they don't want to do something big. I don't imagine many of they stadiums are great stadiums for a wrestling event and I do think if it's held anywhere in the UK it would be in England. Wembley would be the best bet for that.
    Last edited by Wrestling MVP; 11-08-2012, 02:18 PM.

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  • #2
    Re: WWE Meeting with Stadium Officials Overseas

    Don't like the idea because of time differences for Americans and if its like the UFC, we might get a pretaped PPV(Though UFC often makes UK UFC's free for this reason) which will never sell buyrate wise unless they do air a Sunday afternoon(US time) PPV live from the UK which it'd be night time for them.

    EDIT: Ah ok you said it already WMVP
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    • #3
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      Why has this report came out, just after they've been to the UK and Eire? Seems a little fishy, probably dirtsheet nonsense on a slow news day to mess with the UK fans.

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      • #4
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        This would be amazing. The Millennium Stadium generates a ridiculous atmosphere simply because of how steep and tight it is to the floor.

        I would be really looking forward to this Americans, the atmosphere would be off the charts and comfortably better than you'd find at Wembley on average.

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        • #5
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          I wouldn't be surprised if the Stadium of Light had contacted WWE about the possibilities of an event. We've had a lot of concerts recently, so I can dream of a WWE show too!
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by WMS View Post
            I wouldn't be surprised if the Stadium of Light had contacted WWE about the possibilities of an event. We've had a lot of concerts recently, so I can dream of a WWE show too!
            This man knows what he is talking about.

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            • #7
              Re: WWE Meeting with Stadium Officials Overseas

              Originally posted by JC91 View Post
              Why has this report came out, just after they've been to the UK and Eire? Seems a little fishy, probably dirtsheet nonsense on a slow news day to mess with the UK fans.
              Wouldn't call it fishy purely cause being over here would be a good time to meet with those officials. If anything it makes sense for this report to come out now.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Blindy View Post
                Don't like the idea because of time differences for Americans and if its like the UFC, we might get a pretaped PPV(Though UFC often makes UK UFC's free for this reason) which will never sell buyrate wise unless they do air a Sunday afternoon(US time) PPV live from the UK which it'd be night time for them.

                EDIT: Ah ok you said it already WMVP
                I remember that there was discussion in a thread here a while back about the possibility of a UK PPV and airing it live in the US on Sunday afternoon. I for one am all for it. I never understood why the E's PPVs are on Sunday evenings. I don't necessarily want to stay up that late on Sunday when I have to go to work monday morning. I'd love a Saturday PPV or a sunday afternoon PPV. I'd actually be more likely to buy a PPV on those times than on sunday night.

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                • #9
                  Re: WWE Meeting with Stadium Officials Overseas

                  Do it. And do it now.

                  I don't think the WWE pays enough attention to our friends across the pond. The atmosphere of a UK PPV would be incredible no matter where they hold it. The fans over there are stellar and enjoy what's being put in the ring no matter what. Too often, I've noticed us American crowds are becoming more and more bitter. And having more bad crowds than good. It would be very refreshing, and it's long overdue.

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                  • #10
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                    Good for the UK. It's about time they get a big show.

                    And by big show, I don't mean a glorified house show, either.
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                    • #11
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                      It's long overdue that WWE is taking these steps to do another major PPV in the UK..Like other people have stated, the crowds in the UK are way more lively/responsive than most American crowds are...Since WWE has been doing houseshows in Cairo for the first time ever, it makes sense for there to be more major international PPVs in general, both in the UK as well as in other countries..It'd be great to see a major PPV emanating from Birmingham, Belfast, Barcelona, Shanghai, etc

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                      • #12
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                        Croke Park would be beautiful.

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                        • #13
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                          Really, If Vince is using his brain.. He should be pushing into Brazil, Russia, India and China.
                          It there is large growth to come, those will be the markets.

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                          • #14
                            Re: WWE Meeting with Stadium Officials Overseas

                            Originally posted by iNCY View Post
                            Really, If Vince is using his brain.. He should be pushing into Brazil, Russia, India and China.
                            It there is large growth to come, those will be the markets.
                            Aren't they just now having small events in several of those places?
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                            • #15
                              Re: WWE Meeting with Stadium Officials Overseas

                              The Millenium Stadium would be an amazing place for a pay-per-view, or any show for that matter. But I think the WWE would prefer London, and if it spares us a Mason Ryan title win, I'll take it.

                              I wonder, would the buyrate really drop significantly if the PPV was shown live on Sunday afternoon in the States? I always thought that would be a much more suitable time for kids and their parents. 8-11 UK-time would be 3-6 on the East Coast, which sounds pretty reasonable. Might be a bit more problematic for the West Coast, but maybe they expect to make up for it with an increase in European buys? I don't know, I just don't think it's as risky as people have made it out to be in the past.

                              Anyhow, I'm all for it.

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