WWE Clash at the Castle

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WWE Clash at the Castle
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Promotional poster featuring various WWE wrestlers, and the Cardiff Castle
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)Raw
SmackDown
DateSeptember 3, 2022
CityCardiff, Wales
VenuePrincipality Stadium
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WWE Clash at the Castle is an upcoming professional wrestling live event produced by the American promotion WWE. It will be held for wrestlers from the promotion's Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. The event will air on pay-per-view (PPV) worldwide and will be available to stream through Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network internationally. It will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, marking WWE's first major stadium event to take place in the United Kingdom (UK) since the 1992 SummerSlam and the company's first major event in general to take place in the UK since the 2003 Insurrextion. The event's title is a reference to Cardiff Castle, which is situated near the Principality Stadium.

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Background[edit]

On October 25, 2021, the American professional wrestling promotion WWE revealed its major event schedule for 2022 for the Raw and SmackDown brands, with an event slotted for either Saturday, September 3, or Sunday, September 4, at a to be determined location.[1] On April 12, 2022, while the event's title was not revealed, WWE confirmed that the event would be held on September 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, marking the company's first major stadium event to be held in the United Kingdom in 30 years. Although WWE's last major event to take place in the UK was the 2003 Insurrextion, the promotion's last major event to be held in a stadium in the UK was the 1992 SummerSlam at the original Wembley Stadium.[2] On April 29, 2022, during a WWE Live event at London's O2 Arena, WWE wrestler Drew McIntyre revealed the event's title as Clash at the Castle, a reference to Cardiff Castle, which is situated near the Principality Stadium.[3] The event will air on pay-per-view worldwide and will be available to stream on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in international markets.[4][5]

In the first 24 hours after the event's initial announcement on April 12, it was reported that 59,000 people had pre-registered for tickets. This broke a company record, with more fans registering for pre-sale tickets than any other WWE event, including the promotion's flagship event, WrestleMania.[6] Tickets went on sale from May 20, with travel packages also available.[7]

Storylines[edit]

The event will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands,[8][9] while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WWE.com Staff (October 25, 2021). "WWE unveils 2022 premium live event schedule". WWE. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  2. ^ WWE.com Staff (April 12, 2022). "Wales to host United Kingdom's first major WWE stadium event in 30 years". WWE. Retrieved April 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "WWE announce name for Principality Stadium event – and reveal when tickets will be available". Nation Cymru. April 30, 2022. Retrieved May 7, 2022.
  4. ^ WWE.com Staff (April 29, 2022). "Tickets for WWE Clash at the Castle at Principality Stadium on sale Friday May 20". WWE. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  5. ^ Russell, Skylar (April 29, 2022). "WWE Reveals Clash At The Castle Name For U.K Stadium Event, Ticket On-Sale Date Set". Fightful. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  6. ^ Defelice, Robert (April 13, 2022). "WWE's Upcoming UK Stadium Show Sets New Pre-Sale Ticket Registration Record For Company". Fightful. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  7. ^ WWE.com Staff (May 12, 2022). "WWE Clash at the Castle: Everything you need to know". WWE. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  8. ^ Grabianowski, Ed (13 January 2006). "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  10. ^ Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.

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