Dave Meltzer has reported in this week's edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the planned main event for WWE Clash At The Castle, emanating from the Principality Stadium at Cardiff, Wales on September 3, 2022, is Roman Reigns Vs. Drew McIntyre.
"The plan for the show as of right now is Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre as the main event," Meltzer reports, before adding "but if Tyson Fury is part of the show, it could change to him against McIntyre".
How this impacts WWE's other large-scale stadium events is unclear, since WWE has not built another act on SmackDown to McIntyre's level; then again, the brand split is hardly enforced in 2022. It would be strange for WWE to book such a massive and potentially lucrative event, only to job out the home nation (just about) hero and kill the territory, so this might - might - even play host to the biggest title change in all of wrestling.
In news related to the event, ticket sales have failed to meet projections. 30,000 tickets have been sold at time of writing, despite WWE hyping up that 85,000 tickets had been signed up for to investors.
Historically low product interest in the UK, or the effects of the ongoing cost of living crisis?