For the first time in a long long time, a WWE pay-per-view comes this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
What this means is that fans do not have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to catch all the action live. It has made it more accessible than ever also due to the event in Cardiff with many Irish fans opting to head over to the event.
To say the least, fans are hyped. not only because of the show being so close but also because of the recent change in direction from the company from a storyline perspective. Vince McMahon, the man who turned his New York promotion into a worldwide global brand, has stepped away from his position with the company and in his place, at least from a creative point of view is his son-in-law. Paul Levesque, more commonly known as Triple H, now helms the onscreen direction of talent and so far has proved to be very popular with fans and sponsors alike. Dont believe me? Just look at the below clip of Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle which blurs the lines between reality and fiction.
Fans of the WWE this side of the pond will know they can catch everything on the WWE Network, the institutions streaming platform. The card starts proper at 6pm, while all the prematch and the build up begins before that. For people unaware of the WWE Network, it gives you access to every single WWE event ever recorded, along with WCW, and ECW, along with shows that happen live such as Summerslam, Royal Rumble, and Wrestlemania for the euro price of €13.99 a month.
Will Roman Reigns’ reign come to an end at the hands of the Scottish Psychopath Drew McIntyre? Sheamus and Gunther will no doubt beat lumps out of each other. Can Bayley’s return from injury be successful? What does Triple H have in store in terms of surprises? So many questions that need to be answered.
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (Undisputed WWE Universal Champion)
Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Baszler (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY
Riddle vs. Seth Rollins
Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus (Intercontinental Championship)
Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. The Judgment Day
The card is well hyped with many performers who have graced the canvas in Ireland previously taking part. Sure didn’t I once see Shemus wrestle in the Ormonde Hotel. Gunther had a classic in the national stadium against NXT’s Jordan Devlin, I fist-bumped “The Bro” Matt Riddle in the Tivoli after a scorcher of a match at OTT with Speedball Mike Bailey. Drew McIntyre is a former Irish heavyweight champion while Finn Balor of The Judgement Day set up what became Fight Factory Pro Wrestling in Bray. What I am trying to get across is that today Ireland is putting on high-quality shows with the future stars of the WWE.
It is a big weekend for wrestling fans with AEW presenting their All Out Show. This one is a bit of a later start of wrestling fans, with the event happening in Chicago, Irish wrestling fans need to stay up until 1 am for the event to start.
Pac (c) vs. Kip Sabian Singles match for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship
Hook (c) vs. Angelo Parker Singles match for the FTW Championship
Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho Singles match
Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Hikaru Shida Four-way match for the interim AEW Women’s World Championship
House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews) vs. Darby Allin, Sting, and Miro Six-man tag team match
Jade Cargill (c) vs. Athena Singles match for the AEW TBS Championship
Jungle Boy vs. Christian Cage Singles match
Wardlow and FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) vs. Jay Lethal and The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) Six-man tag team match
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Wheeler Yuta vs. Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Rey Fénix vs. Rush vs. Andrade El Idolo vs. Dante Martin vs. TBD Casino Ladder match
Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) (c) vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) Tag team match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship
Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)) vs. TBD Tournament final for the inaugural AEW World Trios Championship
Jon Moxley (c) vs. CM Punk
This show can be purchased on the streaming platform Fite TV for 419.99 which is around €20.
To get you in the mood for the event here is the classic Summerslam 1992 main event. The last true big WWE PPV to be held on this side of the pond with none other than the excellence of execution Bret “The Hitman” Hart going up against the British Bulldog.