The WWE Clash at the Castle event was a huge success leading to Paul “Triple H” Levesque commenting on how the company plans to have more international stadium events in the future.
There was an announced crowd of 62,296 people at Saturday’s WWE Clash at the Castle event that was held at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It was the first major United Kingdom WWE Premium Live Event (or pay-per-view) held in a stadium since SummerSlam 1992. Due to the huge gate of the show along with the enthusiasm of the crowd, it’s unlikely that the fans in Wales will have to wait another 30 years for a major stadium show.
While addressing the media during a post-show press conference that WWE aired on Youtube, WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H responded to the National UAE’s Evelyn Lau saying that WWE was going to have more international stadium shows.
“As far as the events go, when you put 62,000 fans going crazy like you had tonight in a stadium like this, it’s hard not to want to do it again. And it’s hard not to want to do it in a lot of different places that I think we will get this same type of reaction to, so there are a lot of markets in the world, there are a lot of stadiums in the world, there are a lot of places.”
“That’s the one thing about WWE, there is not a place on this planet, and I’ve been to most, [if not] all of them, I’ve been fortunate enough to, in my career, to go to all of them, there’s not a place on this planet that doesn’t know WWE, that WWE Superstars don’t go there and have fans all over them, and giving us this type of reaction. That is amazing.”
“We want to go see those fans, we want to get in front of them, we want to be in stadiums all around the globe doing this kind of event, and tonight was step one in that process, and I think you’ll see and hear a lot of announcements over the next few years that’ll be very exciting for everybody, and hopefully all of you have your passports and stuff, and can visit us there as well.”
Triple H went on to explain that while they can’t use Clash at the Castle as a name in most cities, they could use “Clash” and also mentioned the possibility of more stadium events in the future.
“Yeah, there’s not that many places in the world that have castles. It’s a bit limiting in that. But ‘Clash of a lot of the different places’ works. Not saying that’s exactly what it’s gonna be, but when you talk about the IP [intellectual property] of where we want to go with it, that’s certainly a possibility. But as you see, as we’ve done with Crown Jewel, different events, there’s opportunities to do that. I think there’s opportunities to do that, as I said earlier, all over the globe.”
“Pick a country, there’s a desire for it [a major WWE show}, it’s just us figuring out the right cadence and the right order to make this work in the biggest way possible but like I said, when you get reactions like you have here tonight, you want to go to markets all over the world and get that same reaction, and that’s what we’re intending to do.”
— WWE (@WWE) September 3, 2022
The main event of Clash at the Castle had a disappointing result for the UK fans. That’s because Roman Reigns managed to escape with the Undisputed WWE Universal Title by defeating the UK’s own Drew McIntyre when Roman’s cousin (and the younger brother of The Usos) Solo Sikoa pulled the referee out of the ring after McIntyre hit a Claymore Kick. Shortly after that, Sikoa drove Drew’s neck into the top rope and Reigns was waiting with a Spear for the pinfall win. It led to books from the crowd while the Reigns title run continues.