Wrestling’s WWE, part of the new TKO Group Holdings publicly listed company, has partnered with the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia to bring its Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event to Perth.
The globally televised Premium Live Event (PLE) WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth will take place at the Optus Stadium in Western Australia, on February 24, 2024.
This will mark the WWE’s first event in Australia since 2018, and the only PLE in the Asia-Pacific region in 2024.
WWE senior vice president Chris Legentil said: “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.
“With a week full of WWE events and experiences, we hope to leave a lasting memory for Western Australia and the entire WWE Universe.”
Rita Saffioti, Western Australia’s deputy premier and minister for tourism, added: “Hosting WWE in Perth is a real coup for our state as it will shine a global spotlight on Western Australia to billions of viewers worldwide, attract thousands of out-of-state visitors to WA and create an incredible atmosphere in the city for the local community and visitors alike.
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“The WA Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to support this exclusive event that will generate millions of dollars for the local economy and highlight WA as a world-class events destination.
“I encourage everyone to Western Australia for WWE to extend their trip to explore more of our wondrous state as part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Australian wrestler and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley said: “I’m beyond proud to represent Australia every single time I step inside a WWE ring and to bring a Premium Live Event to Perth is a dream come true.”
WWE Elimination Chamber: Perth will be broadcast live in 165 countries in 25 languages.
The Optus Stadium opened in 2018 and has hosted various sports and entertainment events including the Australian Football League Grand Final, rugby's State of Origin, musician Ed Sheeran’s tour, and rapper Eminem’s Rapture tour. Its maximum capacity is 70,000.
This year’s Elimination Chamber event in Montreal, Canada, achieved record gate and viewership figures, after posting a 54% increase from last year’s record-setting event, which was held in Saudi Arabia.