WWE signed a five-year contract extension with Sony Pictures India back in 2020. Under the deal, WWE claimed that it would return to India with bigger live events.
The biggest one yet has just been announced as WWE’s official Twitter account shared that the company will be heading to the city of Hyderabad on Friday, September 8 for the second edition of Superstar Spectacle.
The promotional poster advertises World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER and many other top stars like Becky Lynch and Drew McIntyre.
India’s own, Indus Sher and Jinder Mahal, are also being advertised for the event.
Tickets for the event will go on sale this Friday.
BREAKING: WWE returns to India this September with #WWESuperstarSpectacle in Hyderabad, and tickets are available this Friday, August 4 at 12 PM IST!
— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2023
While this is very good news for Indian fans, there’s also some bad news.
Since this event is going to take place on Friday, this will be a RAW-exclusive event. The SmackDown roster won’t be traveling to India, which means you won’t be seeing stars like Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, The Usos, LA Knight, Rey Mysterio & more. This is why only RAW Superstars are being advertised.
India has WWE’s largest fanbase in terms of audience size. A WWE Official said the following about the Indian wrestling market back in 2017:
“India is one of our top international markets. In terms of audience size, it is our largest. Something like 89 million Indians watched WrestleMania 33, 50 million Indians watch RAW and SmackDown every week (on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD). Sunday Dhamaal has 25 million tuning in. And those are numbers greater than any other international markets we have.”
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