WWE back with a ‘bout’ to Australia


WWE to return to Australia Image: Perth Stadium, Samuel Wiki, CC0

WWE®, a TKO Group Holdings company, in partnership with the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia, recently announced its long-awaited return to Australia for a globally televised Premium Live Event (PLE). WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth will take place at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, on February 24th, 2024. This will mark WWE’s first event in Australia since 2018 and the only PLE in the Asia-Pacific region in 2024.

‘WWE’ stated that fans across the globe interested in an exclusive presale opportunity can register now at https://www.wwe.com/au2024-presale.

WWE, a TKO Group Holdings company, is an integrated media organization and the recognized global leader in sports entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programing, premium live events, digital media, and publishing platforms.

New York (US)-based the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is an American professional wrestling promotion. It is owned and operated by the TKO Group Holdings, a majority-owned subsidiary of Endeavor Group Holdings.

Perth-based Tourism Western Australia is the Western Australia Government agency responsible for promoting Western Australia as an incredible holiday and events destination. Its role is to inspire more people to visit Western Australia from Australia and around the world. They do this by marketing the State to their key international markets through innovative campaigns, developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, arts, cultural and business events, and working with the Government and the tourism industry to improve access, accommodation and tourism experiences for their visitors.

The 61,266-capacity Perth Stadium, currently known as the Optus Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is a multipurpose stadium in Perth, Western Australia, located in the suburb of Burswood. It was completed in late 2017 and officially opened on January 21st, 2018.

‘WWE’ further stated that 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.

Said WWE Senior Vice-President Chris Legentil, “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. With a week full of WWE events and experiences, we hope to leave a lasting memory for Western Australia and the entire WWE Universe.”

Stated Rita Saffioti MLA, Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism, “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 Western Australia and create an incredible atmosphere in the City for the local community and visitors alike. The Western Australia Government, through Tourism Western Australia, 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.”

Commenting on the historic announcement, WWE Women’s World Champion and Australian native Rhea Ripley said, “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’ (Rhea Ripley nickname) is coming home.”

The 2023 WWE Elimination Chamber from the 21,000-capacity Bell Centre in Montreal (Canada) broke multiple company records. Viewership of the event saw a 54 percent increase versus the prior record set in 2022. It also marked new high points for gate, merchandise and sponsorship.

The WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth will be broadcast live in approximately 165 countries in 25 languages and seen in more than one billion homes. Information regarding general ticket on sale and further event updates will be available in the coming weeks.

Additionally, Priority Pass ticket packages will soon be available from On Location, offering fans the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment including premium seating, pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise, and more.

WWE and Tourism Western Australia acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture. They pay their respects to all Aboriginal people – Elders past, present and emerging.

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