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WWE announces their return to India

September’s Superstar Spectacle will be their first show in in the country since 2017.

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Last night (July 31), WWE revealed they’ll hold their first-ever show in Hyderabad, India on Fri., Sept. 9. With the usual “card subject to change” caveat, the talent listed for second-ever Superstar Spectacle consists of members of the Raw roster and the company’s Indian talent.

Here’s the announcement:

STAMFORD, Conn., August 1, 2023 – WWE today announced its long-awaited return to India with WWE Superstar Spectacle at the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium (Gachibowli Indoor Stadium), Hyderabad, India, on Friday, September 8, 2023. This will mark the first live event to take place in India since 2017 and the first-ever WWE live event to be held in Hyderabad.

Tickets for WWE Superstar Spectacle at the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium (Gachibowli Indoor Stadium) will be available from 12:00 PM IST this Friday, August 4, 2023 at www.bookmyshow.com. Fans interested in joining an early presale from 12:00 PM IST this Thursday, August 3, can register now via the BookMyShow app and website.

WWE fans in attendance can look forward to seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in action including: World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens, Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” GUNTHER, Jinder Mahal, Veer, Sanga, Drew McIntyre, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Matt Riddle, Ludwig Kaiser, and many more*.

Sony Sports Network is the home of WWE in India including WWE’s flagship programming Raw, SmackDown, NXT and WWE’s Premium Live Events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and more – showcased on Sony Sports Ten 1 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi) and Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu). For more information visit www.sonysportsnetwork.com.

WWE Superstar Spectacle in India is produced and promoted by BookMyShow Live, the live entertainment experiential division of BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination.

*Talent subject to change

Despite the brand name and information about WWE’s television/streaming partners in the region, this looks to be a house show and not an international PLE like Backlash or Money in the Bank.

It will be WWE’s first show in India in almost six years. Many wrestling fans remember the 2017 tour of event in India, as it was reportedly the justification for Jinder Mahal’s title reign (he would drop the belt before the trip, and lose to Triple H at the show in Delhi). In January of 2021, the company held the first Superstar Spectacle to celebrate India’s Republic Day holiday — but that was held at the Performance Center in Orlando due to pandemic restrictions.

Now they’ll be back, looking to put smiles on Indian faces as they continue to try to capitalize on a huge market.

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