WWE is taking the Elimination Chamber Down Under for a huge event.
The Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia will play host to the Elimination Chamber on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 for the first time ever.
It will mark just the second time that the Elimination Chamber has been held outside North America with the 2022 edition of the event held in Saudi Arabia.
WWE issued a press release touting the event as the company joins an impressive list of entertainers to have played at the stadium in what is often dubbed the world’s most remote major city given its location in Western Australia:
WWE® RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH ELIMINATION CHAMBER: PERTH Premium Live Event Scheduled for Saturday, February 24 at Award-Winning Optus Stadium
Fans Around the World Can Register Now for Early Presale Access PERTH, Australia and STAMFORD, Conn., September 21, 2023 – WWE®, a TKO Group Holdings company (NYSE: TKO), in partnership with the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia, today announced its long-awaited return to Australia for a globally televised Premium Live Event (PLE).
WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth will take place at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday, February 24, 2024. This will mark WWE’s first event in Australia since 2018 and the only PLE in the Asia-Pacific region in 2024.
Fans across the globe interested in an exclusive presale opportunity can register now at www.wwe.com/au2024-presale.
Located in the heart of Perth, the capital of Western Australia – a famed travel destination with a globally renowned record in hosting cultural and sporting events – the multi-purpose world-class Optus Stadium opened in 2018 and has hosted a multitude of sports and entertainment events including the Australian Football League Grand Final, State of Origin, Ed Sheeran’s ‘¸’ tour, Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ tour, Eminem’s ‘Rapture’ tour, U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ tour, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the upcoming Australian-exclusive Coldplay ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour.
“Perth is the perfect location for a major WWE Premium Live Event in Australia, following a series of record-breaking WWE events in iconic international destinations,” said WWE Senior Vice President Chris Legentil. “With a week full of WWE events and experiences, we hope to leave a lasting memory for Western Australia and the entire WWE Universe.”
“Hosting WWE in Perth is a real coup for our state as it will shine a global spotlight on Western Australia to billions of viewers worldwide, attract thousands of out-of-state visitors to WA and create an incredible atmosphere in the city for the local community and visitors alike,” said the Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism.
“The WA Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to support this exclusive event that will generate millions of dollars for the local economy and highlight WA as a world-class events destination. I encourage everyone to Western Australia for WWE to extend their trip to explore more of our wondrous state as part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Women’s World Champion and proud Australian Rhea Ripley was quoted in the release as saying:
“I’m beyond proud to represent Australia every single time I step inside a WWE ring and to bring a Premium Live Event to Perth is a dream come true. Get ready Australia, because Mami is coming home.”
When was the last time WWE was in Australia?
The last time the company toured Australia was back in 2019 with three shows that took in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. However, the last time the main roster made it to Perth was further back in 2014. That show was headlined by Roman Reigns taking on Kane in a bout where the special guest referee was Ric Flair.
Nick Khan recently spoke about the importance of major shows and the company’s hope of receiving government subsidies to visit cities and regions around the world just as they did in 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.