sSpeaking of Cardiff in general and Clash at the Castle in particular, we can think of few people in the world more appropriate than Barrett Valley. The former full-time WWE wrestler, one of the most brilliant Intercontinental Champions in history, as well as the “King of the Ring”, is He now works as a commentator on NXT 2.0, the North American company’s development brand.
Due to the heightened tension ahead of Clash at the Castle, a one-of-a-kind WWE event will take place on Saturday, September 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, the former wrestler He stood in front of the WWE press team’s mics and tapes to give us some clues about what might happen on the show; And of course Marca was able to access their statements.
Think you’ll see the day when a big WWE live event will come in Wales?
I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting that at all. In my career, I’ve been lobbying for a long time for an event in London, Manchester, Cardiff or Glasgow, wherever it may be. It’s really hard to implement one of those big stadium offerings. First of all, there are different laws in different countries, and from a logistical point of view, getting to everyone is very difficult. The reason I thought it would be next to impossible is because I remember as a kid I watched every midnight WWE show in the UK and it ended at 3am. This is just the time difference. I said to myself ‘They can’t get the shows in the UK because they’re going out at a weird time in the US’. I think the world has changed now. The world has become much smaller with the advent of technology and modern developments. I think it’s very exciting for fans in Cardiff and Wales and across the UK and Europe to have the opportunity to experience it firsthand without having to travel to the US.
It’s hard to do one of those big shows. There are different laws in different countries, and taking everyone is very difficult. I thought it would be next to impossible because as a kid I watched every midnight WWE show in the UK and it ended at 3am. The world has now changed, it has become much smaller with the latest technologies and developments. It is so exciting that all European fans can experience it firsthand without traveling to the United States.
How important is this to the Welsh, British and European audiences?
I’ve been to a lot of WrestleMania and when I’m there almost 50% of the fans travel from Europe. I think that It’s great that it becomes easier for them just once. There will be plenty of American fans who will travel to Clash at The Castle just to visit and get to experience the UK. I think this is great. I hope you enjoy. It would be one hell of a show.
Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns will be a match for life. What do you think that?
I think that There are three people on this planet who can face the Romans now, in my opinion. These three are Bobby Lashley, Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre. The problem I’m having is that I don’t think Roman can be defeated outside of a purely individual scenario. What I mean by this is that we know for a fact that Roman has always had the backing of The Bloodline or Paul Heyman or even Sami Zayn we’ve seen him dance around a little bit. Drew will outnumber them no matter where you look. He needs some kind of support to beat Roman Reigns in my opinion. I don’t see where this support will come from
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