Damian Priest Confirms WWE Discussions Over Major International Show
Damien Priest says discussions are moving forward on a PLE taking place in a new market.
The last several years has seen WWE expand its Premium Live Events to more than just the continental United States. With the company taking on a more expansionist vision, WWE has showcased its PLEs in Saudi Arabia (Crown Jewel, others), Australia (Super Show-Down 2018), Canada (Survivor Series 2016, Elimination Chamber 2023), Wales (Clash at the Castle 2022), and England (Money In The Bank 2023).
And according to Damian Priest, there’s talk of adding another new location to that list: Puerto Rico.
Damian Priest, who is of Puerto Rican descent, explain on an edition of the Kick Rocks podcast that he has already approached someone within WWE to get the ball rolling for a major PLE to take place in Puerto Rico.
“We’ve had some conversations about it. I’ll just keep it at that. Stay tuned.”
Puerto Rico has historically been a hotbed for professional wrestling. It has long been an important territory that wrestlers went to in order to gain experience, and WWE even had a working relationship with the territory for many years.
However, it’s also known for having hot-tempered fans who, according so many accounts, have been known to throw chairs and physically assault wrestlers if they don’t get the match result they want.
The biggest wrestling promotion in Puerto Rico is the World Wrestling Council, which has been in operation since 1973. However, WWC gained a notorious reputation in 1988 when Invader I stabbed Bruiser Brody to death over an alleged real-life feud that led to a confrontation in the WWC locker room.
h/t Fightful for the transcription