Stephanie McMahon teases announcement for major WWE UK pay-per-view

Stephanie gave a cryptic response when asked about the show (Picture: WWE)

WWE executive Stephanie McMahon has hinted an announcement could be on the way for a major UK pay-per-view.

Fans across the UK – and the Scottish Warrior Drew McIntyre – have been clamouring for a stadium show on these shores for a long time now, and it’s been heavily rumoured as of late.

Asked outright if there’s any update on the situation, Stephanie exclusively (and coyly) told Metro.co.uk: ‘There is no formal announcement, but I will just say – we’ve been saying it for a while, but we are excited about upcoming announcements.’

No, it’s not confirmation, but her response was telling, particularly as she didn’t shrug off the idea and certainly suggested something more concrete could be on its way.

There has also been some uncertainty about the WWE Network, which was shut down in the United States as the streaming service became part of Peacock.

Although NBCUniversal’s own platform has now launched as an add-on channel for those with Sky TV and NOW Entertainment in the UK, it doesn’t seem like there’s any immediate plans for the US system to make its way over here. just yet.

‘We’ve very excited to always have WWE available and streaming to all of our fans in the UK and around the world,’ Stephanie added as WWE announced a new multi-year deal with Special Olympics. ‘We’re currently with BT [Sport] and we’ll see how everything plays out.’

As it stands, UK fans are desperately awaiting an official announcement about a potential big show over here, with September 2022 having a suspicious gap in WWE’s pay-per-view schedule.

Former world champion McIntyre has long been backing the idea, and he’s adamant the potential event could be a launchpad for more in the future.

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The Scottish star told us: ‘I will say, I have been talking about it non-stop for years – more specifically, the past year and a half, I’ve not shut up about it. A UK pay-per-view is gonna happen one way or another – I don’t care if it’s in Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Manchester, wherever!

‘I don’t care where it happens – as long as it happens, that’s all that matters. It might not be SummerSlam – maybe it will be SummerSlam, when it eventually happens – but as long as it’s a significant pay-per-view that’s not, like, Rebellion or whatever we had when we were kids, which were cool but they’re not quite the big event.

‘I want that big event with tonnes and tonnes of UK people, so that everybody around the world can say, “Why don’t we do this more often?” And then we will do it more often!’

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