WWE In Talks To Run “Major Stadium Show” In Australia

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WWE could be heading back to Australia for the first time since 2019.

The sports entertainment giant 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.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer revealed that talks are underway for a return to Australia for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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.”

What Happened At WWE’s Last Stadium Show In Australia?

Although WWE held a series of smaller live events in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in 2019, it was Super ShowDown in 2018 that took the headlines. The event from the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground was headlined by the No Disqualification clash between The Undertaker and Triple H.

Elsewhere on the show, Daniel Bryan defeated The Miz, Charlotte Flair saw off Becky Lynch and AJ Styles overcame Samoa Joe.