WWE news: Triple H says the UK isn't considered for PPV events because they don't make money

The United Kingdom hasn’t hosted a major WWE pay-per-view since SummerSlam in 1992. 

For many British based fans, that event was seen as a watershed moment. 

Over 80,000 of them packed into Wembley Stadium to see the biggest names in pro-wrestling, with The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Randy Savage on the card.

The main event, of course, saw The British Bulldog defeat Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship. 

It was absolutely iconic. But WWE have never since returned to host a massive event in the UK. 

Yes, we get the European tours of SmackDown and RAW, and now NXT UK, but fans are desperate to see another main-roster PPV.  

According to Triple H though, it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon – for one simple reason. 

SummerSlam in 1992 didn’t make WWE money because of the time difference for the US audience – and they have been sceptical to return since. 

But, The Game did also hint a big PPV could return ‘when the time is right’. 

“The time zones are the big kicker. We have to go where the most people can watch,” Triple H told the Express back in 2018.

“I always hear about Wembley, I always hear it was such a massive success. It was not. I will just say that from a business standpoint, it was not. 

“That’s why we didn’t come back and that’s why we’re still trying to figure it out. So when the time is right, absolutely.” 

Of course, since Triple H made those comments two years ago, WWE have been pushing their product to a wider audience. 

We’ve seen shows in Australia and Saudi Arabia in recent years, while the NXT UK brand is taking off over here. 

That’s all great, of course, but it does seem British fans will still have to wait a bit longer for another main roster PPV. 

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