Get ready to call Perth the events capital of Down Under. Things are going pretty well and WA’s capital has secured another major spectacle to help put Australia on the map. A WWE Premium live event.
It’s been five years since we last saw WWE in Australia. a pay-per-view showcase, the Super ShowDown. But the drought is over and Perth is locked in as the 2024 Elimination Chamber venue. It’s an acknowledgment of the news and conversations that have been simmering for most of this year.
The spectacle served as the prelude to WrestleMania, the company’s largest annual event, known and recognized by even the most casual wrestling fans.
This also comes as WWE is entering a new phase, as UFC-owned Endeavor has bought out the entire WWE empire to merge its operations and cross-promote.
These event talks come after World Wrestling Entertainment – WWE – canceled a multi-city tour of Australia due to scheduling conflicts. But there’s never been a better time to bring WWE back down under. Why? We’ll get to it.
But here’s what we know about the event, which will see WWE once again appear in Australia.
When does WWE take place in Australia and what is the event?
What: ELIMINATION CHAMBER, premium live event
Where: Optus Stadium, Perth
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024
A Premium Live Event is one of WWE’s annual events such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam and is treated like a traditional pay-per-view. Death chamber takes place on Saturday, February 24th, which also fits well with the Australian sporting landscape; before the football season starts.
Optus Stadium is one of the newest sports venues in the country; It is the second largest AFL stadium in the country with a capacity of 60,000 spectators.
This announcement ends a five-year drought of live WWE in Australia and will be the only PLE in Asia Pacific in 2024.
“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,” WWE Senior Vice President Chris Legentil said in a media release.
Tickets for Elimination Chamber 2024
Tickets are available from Friday November 10th.
For fans interested in securing seats: CLICK HERE.
As mentioned above, now is the perfect time for WWE to make money in Australia. Let’s get to the why.
The Australian sweet spot in WWE at the moment
One of the current reigning women’s champions – there’s one Smack down but also one Raw Champion in the women’s ranks – is Adelaide’s own Rhea Ripley. Earlier this year, in one of the highlight matches at WrestleMania, she won the Smackdown Women’s Championship, defeating wrestling great Charlotte Flair in a brutal and drawn-out affair.
And it’s no surprise that wrestling is looking to Western Australia for its next event Down Under, considering Perth hosted UFC 284 just a few months ago.
In addition to Ripley there is Bronson Reed Advancement among men. He’s a 330-pound mountain of a man; His characteristic trait is called Tsunami, where he essentially climbs to the top of the rope, jumps, and lands on his prey. Real or fake, it wouldn’t be fun at all to be under it. Reed will wear a big belt at some point; He was within striking distance of Austin Theory’s US championship in May.
Ripley and Reed are at the top of a growing list of talent.
“I am extremely proud to represent Australia every time I step into a WWE ring and bringing a premium live event to Perth is a dream come true,” Ripley added.
How to watch WWE in Australia
Both WWE brands can be streamed via Kayo.
Both Raw and Smackdown – brands owned by WWE – are part of Foxtel’s offering.
Even the featured WWE pay-per-view events take place on Kayo these days.
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