MUMBAI: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Sony Pictures Networks India have announced that WWE Live will return to India with two shows in New Delhi at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 8 and 9 December. Ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The shows will feature “The Modern-Day Maharaja”, current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, who will be accompanied by The Singh Brothers, says an official statement.
In addition, WWE Live will feature WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks.
"It is an honor to represent the people of India every time I step into the ring, and it will be a true privilege to perform for them live,” said Jinder Mahal.
"WWE enjoys a large, dedicated following in India, with the highest TV viewership after only cricket,” said Sony Pictures Networks Sports and Distribution Business president Rajesh Kaul.
Earlier this year, WWE Sunday Dhamaal, an exclusive new weekly highlights show in Hindi, launched on Sony MAX. Among its WWE programming, SPN offers Raw, SmackDown LIVE, Main Event, NXT, Total Divas, and monthly specials, such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam, on Sony TEN 1 and Sony MAX.
"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 WWE India Vice President and General Manager Sheetesh Srivastava.