Iconic UK WWE stadium show returns to Wembley for 30th anniversary showing

In 1992, WWE held its first ever UK stadium show, where more than 80,000 people watched the late-British Bulldog pin Bret “Hitman” Hart at Wembley Stadium.

The event is still one of the company's most iconic events.

And ahead of the company's return to a UK stadium in September, an exclusive showing of SummerSlam 1992 is going to take place just a few yards away from the famous in-ring moment.

Thanks to a partnership between Hooked on Wrestling and Fremantle Home Entertainment, the 30th anniversary of the event will be celebrated at Boxpark Wembley with a showing of the full event – including the infamous Intercontinental Title bout – on Monday, August 22.

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The screening will be complemented by an exhibition of SummerSlam 1992 memorabilia and special live and big screen appearances from a number of British wrestling names, past and present, discussing the impact the event had on them.

Fans will also be able to join in the spirit of the night with wrestling and chart music from the era being played and fans encouraged to cosplay as stars who appeared on that famous night.

There will also be food – because wrestling fans need to eat, too.

The exclusive gala screening also marks WWE Home Video UK's re-release of SummerSlam 1992 on Blu-Ray and DVD, exactly 30 years to the day after the iconic event that forged an entire generation of British wrestling fans.

Tickets are free, but you must apply in advance by going to hookedontickets.co.uk from 9am on Friday, July 22.

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Paul Benson, Managing Director of Hooked On Wrestling (Events) said: “As we approach ten years of Hooked On Wrestling running WWE viewing parties across the UK, this event will be the absolute highlight of that decade on a personal level.

"After attending the event myself as a small child, it made an enormous impression on my life and I thank WWE Home Video UK for giving us the chance to bring SummerSlam 1992 back to Wembley after three decades!”

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