Upcoming WWE Show “Not About Drawing A Big Crowd”

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WWE won’t be concerned about ticket sales for an upcoming show.

WWE is set for a huge return to India on Friday, the 8th of September as the company presents Superstar Spectacle in the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.

Announcing the news in a press release on its website, the company touted several major stars to be in attendance for the company’s return to India:

STAMFORD, Conn., August 1, 2023 – WWE today announced its long-awaited return to India with WWE Superstar Spectacle at the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium (Gachibowli Indoor Stadium), Hyderabad, India, on Friday, September 8, 2023. This will mark the first live event to take place in India since 2017 and the first-ever WWE live event to be held in Hyderabad.

Tickets for WWE Superstar Spectacleat the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium (Gachibowli Indoor Stadium) will be available from 12:00 PM IST this Friday, August 4, 2023 at Fans interested in joining an early presale from 12:00 PM IST this Thursday, August 3, can register now via the BookMyShow app and website.

Stars such as World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens, Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER, Jinder Mahal, Veer, Sanga, Drew McIntyre, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Matt Riddle, Ludwig Kaiser, are all touted to be there with the usual caveat of the card is subject to change. It now also looks like those stars will also be joined by John Cena.

With the talk of the wrestling world being ticket sales right now due to AEW’s massive success with All In at Wembley Stadium, it seems WWE’s return to India is about anything but selling tickets to the event.

Speaking about the show on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer shed more light on the situation:

“This is another one of those shows where WWE is being brought in by [the business partners]. They have been wanting to do this big show, it is basically a television event in India. The building itself is like 3,500-4,000 seats for the setup, it’s a 5,000-seat building. It’s not about drawing a big crowd or anything like that or big money from the fanbase.

“But it is a big show that the business partners are bringing them in and it’s going to be a primetime special. It was something that was planned months ago, but it was delayed because they were waiting for the merger to go through with Sony 6. It’s going to be heavily using Sanga and Veer and Jinder Mahal.”

When was WWE last in India?

As the press release noted, WWE was last in India back in 2017 but the company held an India-themed Superstar Spectacle show in January 2021 as part of the country’s Republic Day celebrations. That show, however, was held in the Thunderdome due to the pandemic but was headlined by Drew McIntyre and Indus Sher defeating Jinder Mahal and The Bollywood Boyz.

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