WWE has found great success recently holding premium live events in locations across the world, and according to a new report, the company could be headed back to Australia.
In addition to holding multiple annual events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the past year has seen the sports entertainment giant hold premium live events in Montreal, Wales, and this past weekend returned to Puerto Rico for Backlash, its first premium live event in the territory since New Year’s Revolution in 2005.
Back in March, Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Australian officials were negotiating for WWE to return to Australia for another major stadium show. This would mark the company’s first time in the country since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Meltzer wrote:
“The state government of Western Australia, is negotiating with WWE to run a major stadium show. This would be similar to when the city of Melbourne made a deal with WWE twice to run stadium shows, one of which was a PPV show. The likely city would be Perth, which recently hosted a UFC show and many of the UFC shows outside the U.S. are basically local governments bringing in UFC for tourism or other reasons.”
Now, a new report from Fightful Select adds fuel to the fire, noting that WWE officials have been in contact with Australian representatives regarding a potential premium live event in the future.
WWE Has A Long History Of Holding Events In Australia
WWE first visited Australia back in 1985 and followed that up with another tour in 1986. However, from there it would be another 16 years before they made the trip again.
Since then, Australian tours have become commonplace, with the biggest show coming in 2018 when Super ShowDown was held at Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of more than 70,000 fans. The company held a series of smaller live events in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in 2019.
The main event of Super ShowDown in 2018 saw The Undertaker take on Triple H in a brutal No Disqualification match. Elsewhere on the show, Daniel Bryan defeated The Miz, Charlotte Flair saw off Becky Lynch, and AJ Styles overcame Samoa Joe.