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Why WWE should have a UK pay-per-view

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Whilst WWE is a worldwide success, the company is set in its ways when it comes to hosting monthly pay-per-view events.

The business only ever favours keeping such events in America, with the most exciting news regarding location being which town the next extravaganza will be staged in.

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Although this undoubtedly works well for WWE's huge fan base in the USA, it is not always preferred by those members of the WWE Universe who are in several countries across the globe.

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The company's schedule means that even weekly programming is difficult for certain fans to watch due to time difference issues.

For example in the UK, if a wrestling fan wanted to watch Monday Night Raw they would need to start watching the programme at 1am on the Tuesday morning, with the show not finishing until 4am.

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Whilst such fans are able to catch up on the goings-on in the programme, the advanced nature of social media means it has become increasingly difficult to avoid any spoilers before catching up on the episode the next day.

This is why having the company to a European Tour as per the one which is taking place this month, is welcomed so much by so many wrestling fans around the world.

Both Raw and SmackDown will be filmed at the O2 Arena in London, England next week which gives fans there the opportunity to witness the action first-hand and at a suitable time for them.

This different location, however, has no effect on the company's fans in America, as the programmes are still aired at the scheduled times despite being recorded earlier than usual.

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Pay-per-view event

Although this change in recording only takes place twice a year, it does not include the taping of a pay-per-view event.

The only time a WWE pay-per-view event has taken place in the UK was some 24 years ago when The British Bulldog took on Bret Hart during SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium.

Seen by many as the second-biggest pay-per-view of the year behind WrestleMania, SummerSlam would undoubtedly prove the ideal event to be brought over to the UK once again in the near future.

This would also not prove too detrimental to the WWE fans on the USA, who would surely see it as the ideal opportunity to take a trip to the United Kingdom for a huge wrestling event.

Ultimately, it is something which the company should not be shy to try out given the success SummerSlam had in London in 1992.

This idea would also generate a huge amount of income for the company, as well as putting a different spin on a repetitive routine by hosting such a big night in such an exciting place.

Combine this idea with the fact that the likes of Paige and Neville would receive a memorable welcome back home and it is easy to see that this is an option which WWE should certainly consider.

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