• WWE Wants To Do A Big PPV In India For The 1st Time Ever
During the Q2 Earnings Call, WWE Co-CEO Nick Khan revealed that WWE is doing Clash At The Castle in the UK on September 3rd due to the strong TV ratings for WWE’s shows in the United Kingdom.
Nick also noted that they have their sights set on India and Australia as well.
While WWE has done a big pay-per-view / premium live event in Australia before (with the most recent one being Super ShowDown in 2018), they have never done a PPV / PLE in India.
WWE has only held untelevised Live Events in India, with the last one taking place in December 2017.
For those who don’t know, WWE’s biggest fanbase is from India. A WWE Official said the following about this a few years ago:
“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.
Those are numbers greater than any other international markets we have.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (August 16, 2004) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Unforgiven 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the official match-card from that night:
Rhyno vs. Sylvan Grenier
Victoria vs. Gail Kim
Intercontinental Title: The Edge vs. Kane
Batista vs. Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Title: Randy Orton vs. Chris Benoit