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WWE makes India tour official, with Jinder Mahal leading the way

You can’t hinder the Jinder Mahal hype train, you can only hope to contain it. Today the WWE officially announced their long rumored return to the country of India.

Partnering with Sony Pictures Networks India, WWE will host back-to-back live events from the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Friday, December 8th, and Saturday, December 9th.

Along with the The Modern-Day Maharaja, other tentatively planned superstars on the tour include: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks and more to be announced.

From the official WWE release

“WWE enjoys a large, dedicated following in India, with the highest TV viewership after only cricket,” said Mr. Rajesh Kaul, President, Sports and Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks. “We are delighted to announce to our loyal fans the return of WWE LIVE, presenting them with an opportunity that will take them closer to their favorite WWE Superstars.”

“Following overwhelming demand from our massive and passionate fan base in India, we are excited to bring WWE LIVE back to New Delhi for two shows of spectacular, non-stop, family-friendly entertainment,” said Sheetesh Srivastava, Vice President and General Manager, WWE India. “I know our fans cannot wait to fill the Indira Gandhi Stadium and welcome back their favorite WWE Superstars.”

Is this a clear sign that the WWE plans to keep the title on Mahal for the remainder of 2017?

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