WWE in Australia
WWE, an American professional wrestling promotion based in Stamford, Connecticut in the United States owned by the McMahon family, has been promoting events in Australia since 1985 when they were the World Wrestling Federation.
|WWE in Australia|
|Created by||Vince McMahon|
|First event||1985 tour|
WWF first toured the country in 1985, visiting Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle and through Brisbane and Melbourne again in 1986. The next time WWE came to Australia was for the WWE Global Warning Tour in 2002 for what was the first WWE event in Australia in 16 years. WWE has visited Australia regularly since then by touring at least once a year since 2003. WWE's NXT brand made its first tour in 2016. In 2018, WWE announced WWE Super Show-Down at the Melbourne Cricket Ground – the first ever WWE pay-per-view (PPV) to be held in Australia.
WWE Global Warning Tour: MelbourneEdit
|WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||August 10, 2002|
WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne was a professional wrestling event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment that took place on August 10, 2002, at Colonial Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. This event marked the return of WWE to Australia for the first time since 1986. Michael Cole and Tazz recorded the commentary from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The event featured nine matches (including 3 dark matches), where in the main event The Rock defeated Triple H and Brock Lesnar in a Triple Threat match to retain the WWE Undisputed Championship. Global Warning did not air on pay-per-view (PPV), but was released on home video. The event aired in November 2002 as part of the WWE Fanatic Series and in January 2003 on Sky 1 in New Zealand. In October 2018, Global Warning was added to the on demand list on the WWE Network. It was re-released on DVD in December 2018, as part of a double pack with WWE Super Show-Down.
|Ring Announcer||Tony Chimel|
|General Manager||Stephanie McMahon|
|1||Rikishi defeated Rico||Kiss My Ass match||02:32|
|2D||Mark Henry and Randy Orton defeated Reverend D-Von and Batista||Tag Team match||07:00|
|3||Jamie Noble (c) (with Nidia) defeated The Hurricane||Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship||08:45|
|4D||Hardcore Holly and Chavo Guerrero (with Maven) defeated Billy and Chuck||Tag Team match||15:00|
|5D||Kurt Angle defeated Test||Singles match||11:00|
|6||The Un-Americans (Lance Storm and Christian) (c) defeated Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio||Tag Team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship||09:10|
|7||Edge defeated Chris Jericho||Singles match||12:49|
|8||Torrie Wilson defeated Stacy Keibler||Bra & Panties match||04:45|
|9||The Rock (c) defeated Triple H and Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)||Triple Threat match for the WWE Undisputed Championship||14:35|
WWE Super Show-DownEdit
WWE Super Show-Down was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands. It took place on October 6, 2018, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia and featured ten matches including two involving Australian wrestlers, Buddy Murphy and The IIconics. Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, while Billie Kay and Peyton Royce defeated the team of Asuka and Naomi. The event drew 70,309 people.
NXT television tapingEdit
The first tour to Australia of the NXT brand in December 2016 included a show at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena which served as a television taping for NXT's January 4, 2017, edition on the WWE Network. Five matches from the show were shown, with Shinsuke Nakamura retaining the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe as the main event. Of the other matches shown three featured Australian wrestlers. Buddy Murphy teamed with Tye Dillinger to defeat the team of Bobby Roode and Elias, TM-61 were defeated by the NXT Tag Team champions DIY (Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano), and Billie Kay along with Liv Morgan were defeated by Ember Moon. The other televised match saw The Revival defeated the team of Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli. In matches not televised, Peyton Royce could not defeat NXT Women's champion Asuka, Andrade Almas defeated Wesley Blake and Oney Lorcan defeated Patrick Clark.
|Raw-branded event||SmackDown-branded event||NXT-branded event|
|1985||WWF Australian tour||Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth house shows|
|1986||WWF Australian tour||Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide house shows|
|2002||WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne||Taped event later released on DVD, VHS and WWE Network|
|2003||WWE Raw Ruthless Aggression||Sydney, & Melbourne house shows|
|WWE Passport to SmackDown||Perth House show|
|2004||WWE SmackDown Superstars Return of the Deadman Tour||Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne house shows|
|2005||WWE Raw WrestleMania Revenge Tour||Brisbane, Newcastle and & Sydney house shows|
|WWE SmackDown WrestleMania Revenge Tour||Melbourne, Perth, & Adelaide house shows|
|WWE Raw Survivor Series Tour||Sydney, Adelaide & Melbourne house shows|
|2006||WWE Smackdown Road to Wrestlemania 22 Tour||Sydney & Brisbane house shows.|
|WWE Raw SummerSlam Tour||Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney & Brisbane house shows|
|2007||WWE Raw Survivor Series Tour||Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane house shows.|
|2008||WWE Smackdown ECW Tour||Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide & Brisbane house shows|
|2009||WWE Raw Live Tour||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane house shows|
|2010||WWE Smackdown Live 2010||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane house shows|
|2011||WWE World Tour||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane house shows|
|2012||WWE Raw World Tour||Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane house shows|
|2013||WWE Raw World Tour||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane house shows|
|2014||WWE Live||Melbourne, Sydney & Perth house shows|
|2015||WWE Live||Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney house shows|
|2016||WWE Live: Australia||Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney house shows|
|WWE NXT Live||Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Gold Coast & Sydney shows|
|2017||WWE Live: Australia||Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane house shows|
|2018||Super Show-Down||Pay-per-view event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground|
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