WWE plans to make history by putting on Australia’s biggest-ever wrestling show later this year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
We first reported on the possibility of the event back in December — at the time it was going to be called Global Warning II — but now it’s official, with a new name!
The October 6 event called WWE Super Show-Down appears to be produced in the style of Greatest Royal Rumble. WWE hopes to pack the 100,000 seat stadium by bringing all its top talent — and featuring what’s being labeled the “final showdown” between The Undertaker and Triple H.
John Cena, Kurt Angle, and Ronda Rousey are among the other names being billed. It’s worth noting WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar does not appear on the advertisement featuring two dozen wrestlers. No other matches have been announced.
According to The Herald Sun, Melbourne is looking at this event as a tourism opportunity. They’re hopeful the show can create an economic influx similar to Global Warning in 2002 — which generated more than $20 million for the local economy.
The Sun notes the event will feature a Wrestlemania atmosphere utilizing the same design and production team from WWE’s top event. The MCG is expected to be configured for about 70,000 seats, according to The Sun. Back in 2002, some 56,000 fans attended Global Warning at Etihad Stadium.
The event is being put on as a “partnership” with promotion company TEG Danity.
A WWE news release says the show will be available on WWE Network and be available internationally on pay-per-view. Tickets go on sale June 28.
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet