WWE announces first major stadium event in United Kingdom for 30 years at Cardiff's Principality Stadium

The Principality Stadium is the home of Wales' national rugby union team. Huw Fairclough/Getty Images

The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales will hold the United Kingdom's first major WWE stadium event in more than 30 years on Sep. 3, 2022, the WWE announced on Tuesday.

It will be the first UK event since Wembley Stadium hosted the the iconic Summerslam in 1992, headlined by Bret Hart and Davey Boy Smith.

Located in the heart of Cardiff, the capital of Wales -- a cultural and sports destination with a world class record in hosting events -- the Principality Stadium is a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted event destination and home to the Wales national rugby union team.

"Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around the world," WWE Senior Vice President, Live Events John Porco said. "The weekend will be filled with a variety of WWE experiences that we believe will leave a lasting memory, on par with SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium in 1992."

"Wales will provide an iconic location for WWE's return to the UK after 30 years and showcase our country to a global audience of millions, including extended reach in the USA," Welsh Government Minister for Economy Vaughan Gething said.

"This is set to be the perfect addition to a huge year of sport, entertainment and culture in Wales that will attract people from across the globe to experience what our country has to offer."