SummerSlam 1992 holds a special place in the hearts of UK wrestling fans, and with WWE returning to the UK for Clash at the Castle in Wales, just in time for the historic Wembley event’s 30th anniversary. , fans are getting nostalgic for the classic show.
Hooked On Wrestling and Freemantle Home Entertainment are celebrating the anniversary with an event at BOXPARK Wembley, just steps from the stadium that hosted the famous Intercontinental Championship match between Bret “Hitman” Hart and “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, a match that lasted a place in the main event in front of 80,000 fans and was heralded as one of the best of either man’s career. The screening will take place on August 22 and will feature legends of British wrestling, as well as memorabilia and era-appropriate music.
WWE, meanwhile, will release a special 30th Anniversary Blu-ray for SummerSlam 1992 a week later on August 29, exactly 30 years after the day of the show. Fans attending the August 22 event will be able to get the release earlier.
Hooked On Wrestling and Fremantle Home Entertainment will host the 30th Anniversary Screening of WWE SummerSlam 1992 at BOXPARK Wembley, in the shadow of Wembley Stadium
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 (London, England): Hooked On Wrestling Fremantle Home Entertainment is delighted to announce that it has teamed up for an exclusive anniversary screening of SummerSlam 1992 which will take place on Monday, August 22 just a stone’s throw from where the late British Bulldog pinned Bret’ Hitman’ Hart to win the Intercontinental Championship in front of over 80,000 of his countrymen.
Now, for the very first time, the event will be screened in its entirety as it happened that late summer night, including all of the “dark” matches in the order they took place on the map.
The special evening will take place at BOXPARK Wembley, a venue in the shadow of Wembley Stadium which has become world famous in recent years as the epicenter of English support at major international football tournaments and a hugely entertaining weigh-in scene. for the heavyweight boxing showdown between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte in April this year.
The screening will be complemented by an exhibition of memorabilia from SummerSlam 1992 and special live, big-screen appearances from a number of British wrestler names, past and present, discussing the impact the event has had on them. . Fans will also be able to join in the spirit of the night with wrestling and ranking music from the era being played and fans will be encouraged to cosplay as the stars who appeared on that infamous night. Food and drink will be available from a diverse selection of amazing street food vendors within BOXPARK Wembley.
The exclusive gala screening will take place to mark the re-release of Fremantle Home Entertainment SummerSlam 1992 on Blu-Ray and DVD. The release comes exactly 30 years to the day after the iconic event that forged a whole generation of British wrestling fans.
Admission is open to fans of all ages and admission is free (although space is limited, anyone attending MUST apply for a free ticket). Special packages are also available, including prepaid food vouchers, guaranteed seats, a printed commemorative photo shoot, and even the chance to get your hands on the SummerSlam 1992 Blu-Ray on the night, a full week before general release. .
Doors open at 6 p.m. in the evening and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Free and paid tickets will be available on HookedOnTickets.co.uk from 9am on Friday 22nd July.
WWE SummerSlam 1992: 30th Anniversary Edition will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on Monday August 29 and is available for pre-order now at wwedvd.co.uk, amazon.co.uk and store.hmv.com.
This event is expected to attract fans young and old from across the UK to experience the joy of this incredible event, right there at Wembley once again.
Ciaran Chivers, Senior Product Manager at Fremantle said “It’s fantastic to be able to release this legendary event on Blu-ray for the first time and celebrate by bringing the WWE Universe back to Wembley 30 years later!”
Paul Benson, General Manager of Hooked On Wrestling (Events) said “As we approach ten years of Hooked On Wrestling hosting WWE viewing parties across the UK, this event will be the absolute highlight of this decade on a personal level having myself attended the event as a small child. It made a huge impression on my life and I thank Fremantle for giving us the chance to bring SummerSlam 1992 back to Wembley after three decades!
Ben McLaughlin, COO of BOXPARK said: “We are delighted to host this exclusive anniversary screening at our Wembley venue. BOXPARK Wembley has become the ultimate fanpark destination and is home to live sports screenings and experiences, from boxing to rugby to soccer and now the Sitting in the heart of Wembley Park, we always aim to organize events that bring communities together and celebrate the growing fan culture in the sport, so we look forward to this one celebrating an iconic moment in the stadium’s history. Wembley!
For more information or for press access and tickets to the event press area, please contact Paul Benson at [email protected].
About Fremantle Home Entertainment: Fremantle Home Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of WWE DVD and Blu-Ray releases in the UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa. With an extensive catalog of current and classic titles available at wwedvd.co.uk, fans can also find major WWE releases from online and high street retailers such as Amazon, Asda and HMV.
About Hooked On Wrestling (events): Established in 2013, HOW is a fan-run events company that promotes parties across the UK, bringing WWE’s biggest premium live events to thousands of wrestling fans, bringing the community together to celebrate the fan culture that continues to grow across the country.
About BOXPARK: Starting with the humble philosophy of bringing shipping containers to East London in 2011 to create a whole new urban experience in England’s capital that has become the world’s premier shopping and dining experience. Today, over a decade later, BOXPARK has three sites in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley, becoming leading social hubs for sport, culture and food and acting as the hub of fan culture in sport in the city and beyond. The unique experience, with local communities at its heart, is based on BOXPARK’s simple Eat.Drink.Play philosophy. For full details of all BOXPARK sites, see BOXPARK.co.uk