Get ready to start calling Perth the events capital down under; it’s on a bit of a roll and the WA capital has secured another major spectacle helping to put Australia on the map; a WWE Premium Live Event.
It’s been five years since we last saw WWE in Australia; a pay-per-view showcase, the Super ShowDown. But the drought is over, with Perth locked in to host the 2024 Elimination Chamber. It’s confirmation of news and talk that’s been bubbling away most of this year.
The spectacle would prelude WrestleMania, the company’s largest annual event that’s known and recognised by even the most casual of wrestling fans.
This also comes off the back of the WWE entering a new phase, as UFC-owned company Endeavour has bought the entire WWE empire to merge operations and explore cross promotion.
These event talks come after World Wrestling Entertainment – WWE – cancelled a multi-city tour of Australia because of scheduling conflicts. But there’s never been a better time to bring WWE back down under. Why? We’ll get to that.
But here’s what we know about the event that will again see WWE in Australia.
When is the WWE in Australia and what’s the event?
What: ELIMINATION CHAMBER, Premium Live Event
Where: Optus Stadium, Perth
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024
A Premium Live Event is one of the WWE’s featured annual events, like WrestleMania and SummerSlam, treated like a traditional Pay Per View. Elimination Chamber will be held on Saturday, February 24, tying in nicely with Australia’s sporting landscape as well; before the footy season commences.
Optus Stadium is one of the country’s newest sporting venues; it’s the second-largest AFL stadium in the country, with capacity at 60,000.
This announcement ends a five year drought of live WWE in Australia and will be the only PLE in the Asia-Pacific region in 2024.
“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 in a media release.
2024 Elimination Chamber Tickets
Tickets became available, as of Friday November 10.
For fans interested in trying to secure seats, CLICK HERE.
As mentioned above, now is the perfect time for the WWE to be cashing in in Australia. Let’s get into why.
The Australian sweet spot in the WWE right now
One of the incumbent Women’s Champions right now – there’s a Smackdown but also a Raw champ in the Women’s ranks – is Adelaide’s own Rhea Ripley. She claimed the Smackdown Women’s championship in one of the highlight matches at WrestleMania earlier this year, beating wrestling great Charlotte Flair in a brutal and lengthy affair.
And it’s no surprise that the wrestling has looked to Western Australia for their next event down under considering that Perth held UFC 284 just months ago.
Alongside Ripley, there’s Bronson Reed rising the Men’s ranks. He’s a 330-pound mountain of a man; his signature move is called the Tsunami, where he essentially climbs up to the top of the rope, jumps and lands on his prey. Real or fake, it would not at all be fun to be underneath that. Reed will wear a major belt at some point; he was within striking distance of Austin Theory’s United States Championship in May.
Ripley and Reed headline a growing list of talent.
“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,” Ripley added.
How to watch WWE in Australia
Both WWE brands can be streamed via Kayo.
Both Raw and Smackdown – brands of WWE – are a part of Foxtel’s offering.
Even the featured, pay-per-view events associated with the WWE these days are on Kayo.
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