It was announced by World Wrestling Entertainment today that they are headed to Melbourne, Australia for a live event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This show was rumored to take place for several months and the reason it was announced now is because tickets go on sale later this month. The special will air on WWE Network and the stadium has an official capacity of 100,024 people, so this is going to be a massive event for WWE.
Every major WWE superstar will be a part of the event with a huge match already announced: The Undertaker vs. Triple H for the first time since WrestleMania 28 in 2012 and Vince McMahon said in a video it will be the “last time ever” for that match. Here’s the full press release from WWE with more info on the event.
MELBOURNE, Australia and STAMFORD, Conn. — 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.”
The largest WWE event previously held in Australia was the Global Warning event in 2002 at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, setting an entertainment attendance record of 56,743.
*Talent line-up referenced and depicted above is subject to change. Go to www.tegdainty.com/wwe to join the ticket waitlist.
A name missing from the talent listing is Brock Lesnar, whose WWE deal may be over at SummerSlam although that’s not official at this point.
Here’s a photo of the Sunday Herald Sun in Australia promoting the event.
WWE released several videos promoting the event on their Youtube channel along with social media outlets with comments from Vince McMahon, Triple H, Ronda Rousey, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and AJ Styles. You can watch them below.
TJR Thoughts: It’s a huge event for the fans in Australia that will be broadcast all around the world on WWE Network. It sounds like a great idea that is going to make a lot of money for WWE as well thanks to 100,000+ fans in attendance. It will likely have a similar feel to the Greatest Royal Rumble event in April (except women’s wrestler will be on this show unlike the Saudi Arabian show) as more of a televised live event, but that’s fine with me. There may be some storylines in play there and perhaps a title change too. Good business move for WWE and the fans of Australia.