Triple H spoke with SkySports recently about the Greatest Royal Rumble and how important it is to set up events in areas of the world. The Game even said that they’re working on a UK PPV in the future.
Obviously, the time frame of when we run things in the US doesn’t work for a lot of markets and this gives us a chance to look at things in their time frames.
That’s especially the case in the UK, where the desire is very high. We’ve attempted things there in the past and as technology improves and we can get things down to doing them in a reasonable manner and at a reasonable cost, is really what it’s all about.
Triple H said that it will take time, though. With all the live events that they do, the shows that they do and the cities they’re performed in are usually planned out pretty far in advance.
It’s definitely something we’re looking towards but when people say ‘just do it’ – we do 560 live events a year, we do an average of 9-10 live events a week and they’re planned out a year, sometimes longer, in advance.
One change dramatically affects the entire puzzle, so it’s a process we’re going through. But we will get there. For everybody that’s waiting, it seems to be forever, but we will get there. I promise.
Triple H even said that a Mania event is possible. Maybe not in the near future, but it’s something that he would want to work towards.
If you’re going to set an ambition, set it high. As we always say, never say never. WrestleMania is a week-long series of events and the logistics of executing that week along with the week leading into it and the week after it are extraordinarily difficult in our own backyard.
Doing them internationally with international crews and international support systems and everything else is a factor of difficulty way beyond what we have in the US. Can we get there? Sure, maybe over time. We would take steps in that direction and those steps are probably other pay-per-views.
He stated that, as far as the first steps towards getting PPVs in the UK, NXT or the UK Championship Tournament are great places to start.
From my point of view, I’d like to bring other meaningful events through WWE, whether that’s NXT or the United Kingdom Championships, taking international brands and putting them on in those markets.
As the world becomes smaller and more technologically advanced, it becomes easier to do these things live from different places. From my end, that’s what I’m working towards.
Whether it’s the UK or those in other parts of the world, the WWE is working on bringing, not just live events, but PPVs outside of the United States. With WWE’s plans to make NXT a global territorial system, it’s possible some of these goals could be met sooner rather than later.