The event has been officially announced.
Prior to the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event this past in April which was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia it was mentioned by RAW commentator Michael Cole that WWE was going to be holding another event much like the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' in Australia and more details would be coming to the forefront as the year progressed. Those details have emerged as the sports-entertainment company announced that they will be heading "Down Under" to Australia in the fall for a stadium show entitled 'Super Show-Down'.
The event will be held at the 'Melbourne Cricket Ground' stadium and the stadium has a capacity of over 100,000 people. In the embedded video above WWE Chairman Vince McMahon stated that basically every superstar from RAW and SmackDown Live will be a part of the event and a number of legends will be featured as well including WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels. There was also a singles match made official for 'Super Show-Down' as the founder and senior producer of NXT Triple H will go one-on-one with the former 4-time WWE Champion, "The Demon From Death Valley" The Undertaker.
Below is the official press release by way of WWE concerning the event:
"WWE'S BIGGEST STARS COME TO AUSTRALIA FOR SUPER SHOW-DOWN ON OCTOBER 6
MELBOURNE, Australia and STAMFORD, Conn., June 16, 2018 – In partnership with TEG Dainty, WWE will return to Australia with WWE Super Show-Down, a historic event taking placeat the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday, October 6, 2018, featuring the largest roster of WWE Superstars and Legends ever to appear in the country.
Tickets for WWE Super Show-Down will go on sale Thursday, June 28 at 10 am AEST via ticketek.com.au. An exclusive Telstra Thanks pre-sale for customers starts this Friday, June 22 at 12noon AEST and is open until Tuesday, June 26 at 10pm AEST. Further ticket information is available at tegdainty.com. The eventwill stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world.
Fans attending WWE Super Show-Down will be able to see The Undertaker take on Triple H for the first time since WrestleMania 28, plus all their favorite Superstars including John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Shane McMahon, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Nia Jax, AJ Styles, Charlotte Flair, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Australian tag team Billie Kay and Peyton Royce of The IIconics and many more*.
"WWE Super Show-Down will be one of the biggest sports and entertainment events of the decade," said Paul Dainty, President & CEO of TEG Dainty. "After the historic Global Warning event in 2002, TEG Dainty is excited to be making history once again with WWE. Australia has always been a special place for WWE and our fans are among the most enthusiastic on the globe. This once-in-a-lifetime spectacular will showcase Australia to a global audience of millions in one of the world's most iconic sports stadiums."
"WWE Super Show-Down will be an epic event," said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. "Our partnership with Paul Dainty reflects our ongoing commitment to the market and provides an opportunity to deliver an event of this magnitude."
"The eyes of the world will be on the Melbourne Cricket Ground in October when thousands of visitors from across Australia and the world descend on our great city for WWE Super Show-Down," said Victorian Minister for Tourism & Major Events, John Eren. "The Victorian Government will keep bringing the biggest events to our state because these events are good for our economy, good for our tourism industry and good for local jobs."
The largest WWE event previously held in Australia was the Global Warning event in 2002 at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium, setting an entertainment attendance record of 56,743.
*Talent line-up subject to change."
Speaking of the founder and senior producer of NXT Triple H, tonight is the night for NXT TakeOver: Chicago II which Fightful will have live coverage of and there will also be a post-show podcast immediately after the event comes to an end.