WWE Cardiff show sets new records as pre-sale interest peaks at WrestleMania

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WWE September’s big show in Cardiff has broken company records, including WrestleMania, without a single ticket sold.

Sports entertainment empire Vince McMahon confirmed earlier this week that they will be heading to the Welsh capital in September for a historic event.

The yet-to-be-named show would be the first major stadium event to take place in England in about 30 years when the wrestling giants sold London’s Wembley Stadium for SummerSlam in 1992.

The big show will take place on Saturday 3 September at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, with interest already at a phenomenal level.

Even with very few precise details about the blockbuster itself, fans have registered a lot of interest, breaking records in the process.

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WWE has confirmed that more than 59,000 people have pre-registered for tickets to the event in the first 24 hours.

More importantly, it marks a new company record for any event, including WrestleMania.

Reaction to the announcement that WWE would be hosting stadium shows at these beaches after a three-decade gap suggests that a sold-out crowd at Principality Stadium was almost certain.

“The Principality Stadium is the perfect venue for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, across Europe and around the world,” said John Porco, WWE’s Senior Vice President of Live Events when the event was announced for the first time.

“The weekend will be filled with WWE experiences that we believe will leave lasting memories, on par with SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium in 1992.”

Former WWE and British Champion Drew McIntyre, who has long struggled to land a big event in the UK, couldn’t hide his excitement at the early announcement.

He tweeted: “Two years ago I became a WWE Champion and set out to bring the big show to the UK…WE DID IT!!!”

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While it’s too early to speculate on who will make an appearance in Cardiff, fans will no doubt be thrilled by the prospect of some of the company’s big names hitting town over the weekend.

Unified Champion Roman Reigns remains at the top of the mountain in WWE, while Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair are among the other top names in the company.

Looking forward to the event, Welsh Government Chancellor of the Exchequer Vaughan Geting added: “Wales will provide an iconic venue for WWE’s return to the UK after 30 years and showcase our country to a million global audience, including a wider reach in the US.

“This will be the perfect complement to a great 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 confirmed that more details about the event and tickets will be “available soon.”

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