While they’re on the other side of the Atlantic this weekend (and for Raw and SmackDown tapings early next week), WWE revealed their first trip to the United Kingdom for next year.
Starting with a Saturday, May 6 show in Belfast, Northern Ireland for which tickets are already on sale, the company will have eight Great Britain events in seven days - including episodes of both their Monday and Tuesday broadcast shows in London. The Belfast show is part of a previously announced two-day Irish swing which also includes Friday night, May 5, in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Here are all the dates and venues announced today for the UK tour:
Sun., May 7 - Liverpool’s Echo Arena
Mon., May 8 - Raw from The O2 in London
Mon., May 8 - Bournemouth International Centre (presumably a SmackDown-brand show)
Tues., May 9 - SmackDown Live from The O2 in London
Weds., May 10 - Birmingham’s Genting Arena
Thurs., May 11 - Sheffield Centre
Fri., May 12 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Interesting they’re still running a blue brand house show on Monday, but only one show on Tuesday. That leaves open the option of using Raw Superstars for that week’s SmackDown. WWE hasn’t finalized their 2017 pay-per-view (PPV) schedule yet, but this will be after WrestleMania and the nearest likely events - Extreme Rules and Payback - aren’t believed to be co-branded.
Plenty of time to speculate on that, however.
Any British Cagesiders planning to catch a live WWE show next May?