• WWE Announces Major UK Stadium Show After 30 Years, Drew McIntyre Comments
WWE announced the following today:
Wales to host United Kingdom’s first major WWE stadium event in 30 years at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium
“STAMFORD, Conn., April 12, 2022 – WWE today announced that the first major WWE stadium event to be held in the United Kingdom in more than 30 years will emanate from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
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.”
WWE Senior Vice President of Live Events John Porco said the following about this upcoming event:
“Principality Stadium is the perfect place for a major event, hosting our amazing fans from Wales, throughout all of Europe, and around the world.
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.”
WWE was originally planning this event in the UK in 2020, but COVID-19 prevented it. At that time, Drew McIntyre vs. Tyson Fury was planned for this event.
McIntyre tweeted the following about this mega event:
“2 years ago I became WWE Champion and made it my mission to bring a major show to the UK…
WE DID IT!!!”
BREAKING: For the first time in 30 years, WWE will bring a major stadium event to the United Kingdom at @principalitysta in Cardiff, Wales this September!
Details 🔎 https://t.co/3X2yykZ328
— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2022
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 12, 2016) – Old School ECW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School ECW Veteran Balls Mahoney (Real name: Jonathan Rechner) at the age of 44 due to a heart attack.
The first time we saw him on TV was when he did televised jobs for the World Wrestling Federation in 1992 and later joined Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1994.
Before Balls Mahoney made a name for himself in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, he portrayed The Million Dollar Man’s evil Santa Claus called “Xanta Klaus” on WWF TV for a short period of time.
In ECW he won 3 Tag Team Championships, 2 with Spike Dudley and 1 with Masato Tanaka.
† REST IN PEACE BALLS MAHONEY
April 11, 1972 – April 12, 2016