Clash at the Castle

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WWE Clash at the Castle
PromotionsWWE
BrandsRaw (2022, 2024–present)
SmackDown (2022, 2024–present)
First event2022

WWE Clash at the Castle is a recurring United Kingdom professional wrestling event produced by the American company WWE. It is broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE's livestreaming platforms and features wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. The inaugural event was held in September 2022 in Cardiff, Wales with its name in reference to the Cardiff Castle. After nearly two years, the event was scheduled to return in June 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland, but with no reference to any castles.

The inaugural 2022 event was WWE's first PPV and livestreaming event to be held in the UK since Insurrextion in 2003, and the company's first UK stadium event since the 1992 SummerSlam. The 2024 event will be WWE's first PPV and livestreaming event to be held in Scotland.

History[edit]

In September 2022, the American professional wrestling promotion WWE hosted a pay-per-view (PPV) and livestreaming event in the United Kingdom (UK) called Clash at the Castle. It was held in Cardiff, Wales at the Principality Stadium and its name was in reference to the Cardiff Castle, situated near the stadium. This marked the company's first major stadium event to be held in the UK 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.[1] WWE had originally planned to host the event at present day Wembley Stadium; however, they were offered more money to host the event at the Principality Stadium.[2][3]

After nearly two years, it was announced that a second Clash at the Castle would take place on June 15, 2024,[4] and would be held at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, marking WWE's first PPV and livestreaming event to be held in the country as well as establishing Clash at the Castle as a recurring UK event.[5] Unlike the original event, the 2024 event's title is not in reference to any specific castle in Glasgow.

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref.
1 Clash at the Castle (2022) September 3, 2022 Cardiff, Wales Principality Stadium Roman Reigns (c) vs. Drew McIntyre for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship [6]
2 Clash at the Castle: Scotland June 15, 2024 Glasgow, Scotland OVO Hydro Damian Priest (c) vs. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (April 12, 2022). "WWE Announces UK Stadium Show For September". Fightful. Archived from the original on April 12, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2022.
  2. ^ Lee, Joseph (May 4, 2023). "Note On WWE's Decision To Have Clash at the Castle in Cardiff Last Year". 411Mania. Archived from the original on May 5, 2023. Retrieved May 5, 2023.
  3. ^ "WWE announce name for Principality Stadium event – and reveal when tickets will be available". Nation Cymru. April 30, 2022. Archived from the original on April 30, 2022. Retrieved May 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (April 1, 2024). "WWE Clash At The Castle To Take Place On June 15, Venue To Be Announced On 4/2". Fightful. Retrieved April 1, 2024.
  5. ^ Rose, Bryan (April 2, 2024). "WWE Clash at the Castle: Scotland PLE set for June in Glasgow". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  6. ^ McGuire, Colin (September 3, 2022). "WWE Clash at the Castle results: McGuire's review of Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, Gunther vs. Sheamus for the Intercontinental Title, Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler for the Smackdown Women's Title, Seth Rollins vs. Riddle, Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, Iyo Sky, and Dakota Kai". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on September 3, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
  7. ^ Thompson, Andrew (April 2, 2024). "WWE Clash at the Castle 2024 taking place on June 15th from OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland". POST Wrestling. Retrieved April 4, 2024.