Following the success of Backlash in Puerto Rico, WWE appear to be eyeing up Australia as their next international PLE destination.
On May 6th, WWE presented Backlash from San Juan, Puerto Rico, marking the company’s first pay-per-view event held in the “Isla del Encanto” since January 2005. The show was a resounding success, with the San Juan crowd coming alive for the likes of Iyo Sky, Zelina Vega, and hometown hero and international music megastar Bad Bunny.
It now appears as though WWE are eyeing up their next international PLE, as Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the company are heavily considering holding a show in Perth, Western Australia.
“The idea of doing a major show in Perth, Western Australia, with the local tourism group co-promoting it has gotten more serious as WWE officials went to Perth to discuss such a show and it would be a PPV event”-WON
Fightful Select had also been told WWE has spoken with reps in Australia to gauge interest of a potential PLE event.
International PLEs are seemingly becoming increasingly frequent for WWE, as on top of Backlash earlier this month, last year saw the company present Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, in what was the UK’s first major stadium WWE event since SummerSlam 1992.
Australia received their first WWE PPV event in 2018, as the company presented Super Show-Down at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and it seems likely that they’ll be making their return down under sooner rather than later.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the prospect of WWE holding a premium live event in Perth, Australia as soon as we hear more.