The WWE has been working on bringing events and PPVs outside the United States recently, and it looks like Australia will be the next place to get a Network special.
The WWE announced earlier today that they’ll be heading to Melbourne, Australia, for the next WWE Network special, Super Show-Down. Below is the company’s statement.
As first reported by the Sunday Herald Sun, WWE, in partnership with TEG Dainty, will return to Australia with WWE Super Show-Down, a historic event taking place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday, October 6, 2018, featuring the largest collection of WWE Superstars and Legends ever to appear in the country.
Tickets for WWE Super Show-Down will be available Thursday, June 28, at 10 a.m. AEST via ticketek.com.au. An exclusive Telstra Thanks pre-sale for customers starts this Friday, June 22, at 12 noon AEST, and is open until Tuesday, June 26, at 10 p.m. AEST. Further ticket information is available at tegdainty.com. The event will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world.
Fans attending WWE Super Show-Down will see The Undertaker take on Triple H for the first time since WrestleMania 28, plus all their favorite Superstars, including John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Shane McMahon, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Nia Jax, AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Australian tag team Billie Kay & Peyton Royce of The IIconics, and many more.*
“WWE Super Show-Down will be one of the biggest sports and entertainment events of the decade,” said Paul Dainty, President & CEO of TEG Dainty. “After the historic Global Warning event in 2002, TEG Dainty is excited to be making history once again with WWE. Australia has always been a special place for WWE, and our fans are among the most enthusiastic on the globe. This once-in-a-lifetime spectacular will showcase Australia to a global audience of millions in one of the world’s most iconic sports stadiums.”
“WWE Super Show-Down will be an epic event,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “Our partnership with Paul Dainty reflects our ongoing commitment to the market and provides an opportunity to deliver an event of this magnitude.”
“The eyes of the world will be on the Melbourne Cricket Ground in October when thousands of visitors from across Australia and the world descend on our great city for WWE Super Show-Down,” said Victorian Minister for Tourism & Major Events, John Eren. “The Victorian Government will keep bringing the biggest events to our state because these events are good for our economy, good for our tourism industry and good for local jobs.”
— WWE (@WWE) June 16, 2018
On Twitter, Vince McMahon revealed that one of the big matchups for that night will be Triple H vs The Undertaker for “one last time.”
The last time the company held an event like this in Australia was Global Warning 2002, where the main event featured Triple H, Brock Lesnar and The Rock in a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship.