WWE hasn’t hosted a major pay-per-view in the United Kingdom since SummerSlam 1992, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already backed a bid to have the company bring their biggest event of the year over to British shores for the first time, even though it appears that this isn’t something that WWE is set to do.
WWE fans have been pushing for a main roster pay-per-view in the UK ever since Takeover London was considered a success back in 2015, but The Game already made it clear that the time difference from the UK to the US is the main reason why WWE isn’t considering bringing WrestleMania to Wembley.
The time zone changes were the main reason why WWE didn’t make a lot of money from SummerSlam despite a stacked card that included The Undertaker and The British Bulldog.
“The time zones are the big kicker. We have to go where the most people can watch, I always hear about Wembley, I always hear it was such a massive success. It was not. I will just say that from a business standpoint, it was not.” Triple H told The Express.
WWE’s finances have been a big talking point over the past week given the number of releases. Kendo Kashin was one of the stars who was released from the company last week, where he worked as a trainer in NXT and he believes that the reason behind his release wasn’t because of budget cuts, but because of an interview that he conducted with Tokyo Sports just a week before the decision was made to terminate his contract.
In the interview, Kashin talked about how Orlando was dealing with COVID-19 which is the current location of WWE’s TV tapings. He went on to state that he was worried about the financial impact the virus could have on him because he doesn’t have health insurance as well as revealing that he believes if masks are worn then that could prevent the spread of the disease as well as regular hand-washing.
He also told Tokyo Sports that he can’t go back to Japan after losing his job because of issues with his work visa.