WWE in Australia: Perth reportedly set to carry main professional wrestling occasion

Australia seems to be set to carry its first main professional wrestling occasion in 5 years, with WWE officers reportedly closing in on a take care of the Western Australian Authorities. 

With the corporate persevering with to develop their world footprint with 2023 exhibits in Canada, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and England, a possible return Down Beneath could be a significant increase for each events.

And with the likes of Rhea Ripley, Bronson Reed and Grayson Waller all discovering success below the WWE umbrella, now might be the proper time to come back again to Australia.

WA Premier Mark McGowan has made no secret of his need to convey main occasions to the state, with a latest UFC pay-per-view and upcoming national-exclusive Coldplay live performance bringing in vacationers from everywhere in the nation.

In keeping with stories from each Fightful and Wrestling Observer, WWE officers lately toured the services at Optus Stadium and are contemplating bringing a premium reside occasion (PLE) to Perth. 

The Sporting Information understands the occasion would possible be held in early-2024, doubtlessly in February or March previous to WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia.

Here is all the things we find out about WWE returning to Australia. 

Is WWE returning to Australia? 

WWE is reportedly in preliminary talks with the WA Authorities round a significant occasion inside the subsequent yr.

In keeping with a report from Wrestling Observer, the talks have progressed previous the expression of curiosity part.

“The native tourism group co-promoting it has gotten extra severe, as WWE officers went to Perth to debate such a present,” the report mentioned. 

In an attention-grabbing word, WWE lately cancelled their multi-city reside occasion tour in Australia attributable to scheduling commitments. Nonetheless, the e-mail that was despatched round to followers claimed that an “thrilling new reside occasion announcement” could be coming quickly.

The Sporting Information has confirmed the proposed occasion could be held in Perth, with a possible sponsorship settlement being lined up with WWE and Western Australian Tourism Fee. 

WWE haven’t toured Australia since 2019, whereas their final main occasion within the nation was in October 2018, with the ‘Tremendous ShowDown’ pay-per-view on the Melbourne Cricket Floor in entrance of 70,000 followers. 

When is WWE coming to Australia?

At this stage, no formal announcement has been made relating to WWE returning to Australia, though authorities officers in WA are hopeful of locking in a significant occasion.

The potential present would possible happen in late-February or early-March subsequent yr, previous to WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia. 

The place is Optus Stadium?

Optus Stadium is in Perth, Western Australia.

The venue is dwelling to each the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers AFL franchises, in addition to the Perth Scorchers and Australian cricket groups.