WWE Being Paid Big Bucks For Upcoming PLE

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There will be a nice payday for WWE when they host an upcoming Premium Live Event, according to a new report.

WrestleMania 39 is set to take place this weekend in Los Angeles. After the festivities, the next major WWE show for the main roster is Backlash on May 6th.

Earlier this month, World Wrestling Entertainment announced that Backlash will take place on May 6th in San Juan, Puerto Rico with two-time GRAMMY award-winning and global recording artist Bad Bunny as the host of the event.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE’s Chief Content Officer, recently spoke about the event:

“We’re excited to bring Backlash to San Juan as the demand for WWE premium live events outside of the continental United States continues to grow. Bad Bunny is one of the world’s most-popular entertainers and nowhere is that more evident than in his native Puerto Rico.”

In addition to Backlash being in Puerto, the Friday, May 5th edition of Smackdown will be in San Juan as well.

It has been reported by Fightful Select that WWE has made an effort to have more PLE events in arenas and stadiums outside of the continental US. It was a trend that started with Saudi Arabia shows starting in 2018, plus major events in countries like Australia and Wales as well.

The story from Fightful noted that WWE is being paid a fee of $1.5 million to bring Backlash to San Juan, Puerto Rico. That fee is being paid by the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority (PRCDA) and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

Backlash 2023 will be the first Puerto Rican WWE PLE (or pay-per-view as they used to be called) since New Year’s Revolution 2005 featuring an Elimination Chamber match where Triple H retained the World Heavyweight Title in the main event.