In an interview with TalkSPORT, Drew McIntyre has revealed there are still plans for a UK pay-per-view-level event and it is inching ever closer.
They have been derailed by the current pandemic, but Drew is determined to make sure it happens as soon as possible:
“This situation has affected a lot of plans, let’s just say things were looking positive and when things are looking a little bit more normal, I’ll be pushing once again because, we’re on the right path and it’s not a case of if it will happen, it’s when it will happen. We’ve just got to roll with the punches right now and eventually we will get that UK PPV we deserve”
When pressed by TalkSPORT US Editor Alex McCarthy if it was safe to say there were plans in place prior to the pandemic, Drew responded with:
“I can’t reveal that! Let’s just say that people are very positive”
The WWE famously held SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium in 1992, which was headlined by a classic between The British Bulldog and Bret Hart.
Since then they have held handful of smaller PPV’s in the UK including One Night Only in 1997 and the Insurrextion series at the start of the 2000’s.
Hopefully the combination of a British wrestler holding WWE Championship and WWE now running regular PPVs in other markets like Saudi Arabia and Australia, will mean we will finally see a major event in the UK again, once it is safe to do so.
In a fantastic interview, Drew also talked about his close relationship with Heath Slater, his upcoming 24 documentary and the rumours of a SummerSlam match with Randy Orton:
“It’s exciting to me, Randy Orton is on fire right now, I need somebody who’s going to make me really work up to their level and I’m excited about the prospect of Randy and I coming together… if it happens!
After stellar title defenses against Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley and the upcoming match against Dolph Ziggler, a main event between McIntyre and The Viper would certainly fit the bill for one of the WWE’s biggest shows of the year.