Impact prevents AEW surprise; WWE UK PPV news Submitted by Aaron Rift on 06/03/2019 at 02:45 PM
- PWInsider.com is reporting that Impact Wrestling World champion Brian Cage almost made a surprise appearance in the Casino Battle Royale at AEW's Double or Nothing event. Cage was reportedly backstage at the PPV and was going to wrestle but Impact Wrestling informed him that he could not appear on the show.
- Twitter account @thesuperjcast noted the following regarding WWE's next UK PPV which takes place on August 31st:
Per our UK sources, WWE had a spy in one of the ticket agencies (mandated by Copper Box) NJPW were using for Royal Quest. Saw that New Japan had only sold 2000 tickets but didnít realize they had a 2nd ticket agency, and that total sales were 5000+.
WWE thought sales were bad, saw money on the table, didnít do the research on competing events (e.g. the rugby match) and rushed in (circa March).
Now WWE are facing a situation with twice as many wrestling fans as they thought already committed to going to Royal Quest, and hugely inflated Cardiff hotel costs due to the Wales v Ireland World Cup warm-up rugby game (at least £100 per night).