Report: WWE Scrapped Plans For A UK Pay-Per-View In 2020

A big main event was on the cards...

On June 7, 2003, WWE Insurrextion took place at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne. Fans were treated to Christian vs. Booker T for the Intercontinental Title, Jazz vs. Trish Stratus for the Women's belt and Triple H vs. Kevin Nash in a Street Fight for the World Heavyweight Championship. 

WWE hasn't held another pay-per-view in the United Kingdom since. 

The 17-year-streak without a major UK event was seemingly set to come to an end in 2020, however. According to Inside The Ropes, WWE planned to finally hold a pay-per-view across the pond this year, but those plans were scrapped because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The event would have been headlined by Drew McIntyre vs. Tyson Fury for the WWE Championship and the company had conversations with both men about the idea. 

The Scottish Psychopath and The Gypsy King have been throwing insults and challenges at each other ever since McIntyre won the WWE Title at WrestleMania 36, and Drew has previously christened the matchup, "The Battle Of Britain."

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