WWE in talks to hold SummerSlam in the United Kingdom in 2013


Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE executives are holding talks with different officials from football (soccer) stadiums in the United Kingdom for a potential SummerSlam pay-per-view next year.

London hosted the only pay-per-view outside North America in 1992 with SummerSlam, featuring a double-header main event of Macho Man vs Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart vs The British Bulldog. That event still ranks as one of the largest ever attendance in WWE history with over 80,000 fans packing the original Wembley Stadium.

According to Meltzer, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Old Trafford in Manchester, and other stadiums in the London area are being considered. Both the Millennium Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium in London have roofs which would hold off any rain, a big plus considering weather in the UK is very unpredictable.

Wade Barrett, a Brit himself, tweeted yesterday that it’s about time that SummerSlam makes a return to Wembley.

“After showing that they are the best fans on the planet this week in Brum, I think it’s about time Summerslam made a return to Wembley,” he said, adding that there would be no other place in the world he’d rather beat Sheamus than in the greatest stadium in the world.