WWE: UK PPV Plans Update, WrestleMania 38 Pre-Show Start Time, XFL Lawsuit Update, Finn Balor

WWE’s Plans for Labor Day PPV Event in UK Update

As noted before, WWE is currently working on plans to hold a pay-per-view event in the United Kingdom this Fall.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that his sources stated that WWE officials are currently planning to hold this upcoming event on September 3rd at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Meltzer reported that the stadium would be able to hold a capacity of around 69,000 for the event based on WWE’s stage set up for a major type event.

Meltzer also reported that this upcoming event would be taking place the day prior to AEW’s All Out 2022 event in Chicago, Illinois.

WWE Announces Start Times for WrestleMania 38 Pre-Shows

WWE recently updated the banner on their official YouTube channel which listed the start times for the Kickoff pre-shows for both nights of their upcoming WrestleMania 38 event on April 2-3 in Dallas, Texas.

It was announced that the Kickoff pre-show will be starting at 6:00PM EST and the main card will be starting at 8:00PM EST for both nights.

Vince McMahon XFL Lawsuit Update

As noted before, former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck is currently suing Vince McMahon over claims of wrongful termination. McMahon filed a countersuit alleging that Luck defied his orders on league personnel decisions and was derelict with his duties on the job.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that recent court filings stated that representatives for Vince McMahon and former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck met for over five hours this past Wednesday in Bridgeport, Connecticut to try to settle Luck’s lawsuit against McMahon. Based on the court’s records, this meeting did not show signs of anything being resolved between the two sides.

Finn Balor Comments on Reason for His Absence from WWE’s Royal Rumble 2022 Event

BT Sport held a recent interview with Finn Balor. One of the topics discussed included Balor revealing that the reason why he was absent from WWE’s Royal Rumble 2022 event this past January was due to work visa-related issues.

“I’m gonna give you an exclusive here because I haven’t spoken about this once…I didn’t want to take any time off, I didn’t want to miss any shows. I didn’t need any time off, I wasn’t injured. Legally, my Visa needed to be renewed and I needed to go home to Ireland to go to the U.S Embassy to get a new Visa. That’s why I wasn’t at the Royal Rumble and that’s why I wasn’t there for a month. And everyone is asking questions, Finn’s not there.. Finn’s not here.. And it was strictly because of legal paperwork that needed to be done. It had to be rectified. It had been pushed and pushed because we couldn’t travel and because of COVID, and then it was kinda like a window opening and I said “Look, we’re gonna have to do it so let’s just do it now”. The time off was taken reluctantly in January to take care of that paperwork but it’s now taken care of for the next ten years.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com