In a recent interview with Sky Sports, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Triple H, discussed the WWE recently holding the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia, as well as fans in the United Kingdom wanting WWE to hold a pay-per-view event, stating that it is a matter of when rather than if the United Kingdom will stage a WWE pay-per-view.

“It (the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia) was an open opportunity for all of the markets outside of the United States. Obviously, the time frame of when we run things in the US doesn’t work for a lot of markets and this gives us a chance to look at things in their time frames. That’s especially the case in the UK, where the desire is very high. We’ve attempted things there in the past and as technology improves and we can get things down to doing them in a reasonable manner and at a reasonable cost, is really what it’s all about.

Can we get there for a WrestleMania? Sure, maybe over time. We would take steps in that direction and those steps are probably other pay-per-views. It’s definitely something we’re looking towards, but when people say, just do it, we do 560 live events a year, we do an average of 9-10 live events a week and they’re planned out a year, sometimes longer, in advance. One change dramatically affects the entire puzzle, so it’s a process we’re going through, but we will get there. For everybody that’s waiting, it seems to be forever, but we will get there, I promise.

While mentioning it above, regarding the prospect of WWE actually bringing WrestleMania week to the United Kingdom, Triple H noted that the logistics of doing it in their own back yard is tough enough as it is and that doing it internationally is a factor of difficulty beyond what they have in the United States, but that fans in the United Kingdom should aim high.

“If you’re going to set an ambition, set it high. As we always say, never say never. WrestleMania is a week-long series of events and the logistics of executing that week along with the week leading into it and the week after it are extraordinarily difficult in our own back yard. Doing them internationally with international crews and international support systems and everything else is a factor of difficulty way beyond what we have in the US.

Can we get there? Sure, maybe over time. From my point of view I’d like to bring other meaningful events through WWE, whether that’s NXT or the United Kingdom championships, taking international brands and putting them on in those markets. As the world becomes smaller and more technologically advanced, it becomes easier to do these things live from different places. From my end, that’s what I’m working towards.”

The interview is available in full at this link.