Many fans believe the world of professional wrestling is in a boom period right now, with WWE leading the front as the company has managed to break record after record with their weekly shows and Premium Live Events. It appears WWE received a ton of money as Government subsidies for Clash At The Castle.

The Clash At The Castle Premium Live Event was WWE’s first UK stadium show since SummerSlam 1992. It took place in the Principality Stadium, and fans were excited about the event as well.

According to The Wrestling Observer, an April 2023 press release ended up revealing how much WWE received Welsh government subsidies for Clash At The Castle last year.

As reported by Wrestlenomics, the release stated that last year’s event “delivered a massive 10:1 return on investment by channelling £21.8 million back into the Welsh economy.” This would make it just under $28 million.


This means that the cost paid by the government to bring WWE to Cardiff was one-tenth of that which is approximately $2.8 million. This is not surprising considering Nick Khan previously stated that WWE will look to gain subsidies for any Premium Live Event going forward.

The main event of the show saw Drew McIntyre unsuccessfully challenge Roman Reigns for his titles. McIntyre would lose the match despite fans being behind him and so, fans wonder if he will ever get another shot at Roman Reigns again. Regardless, WWE is more successful than ever and that’s all that matters.

What do you make of this insane pay for WWE? Is WWE truly on the biggest hot streak in its history? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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