WWE was set to return to its second-largest market outside the United States, India, this year for a special live event in January 2023. The news itself had got the WWE Universe in India excited to see their favorite stars in person, however, there is some disappointing news that the show won’t be taking place at the beginning of the new year.
The first ray of hope for a live event in India came with the arrival of Drew McIntyre in the country for a WWE promotional tour in November 2022. McIntyre had even mentioned pushing the higher-ups for a show for the Indian fans, igniting the fire further, with reports emerging that WWE would host a live show in Hyderabad on January 18th, at the G.M.C. Balayogi Sports Complex.
The reports itself had got the fans in India excited to see the return of WWE action in the country after their last event took place back in 2017. However, according to WrestleVotes on Twitter, the live extravaganza in India has reportedly been postponed to a further date.
“I’m told the proposed WWE Live Event in India scheduled for 1/18 has been postponed for unspecified reasons.”
WWE’s return to India for a live show was not to sell out a stadium for 5,000 fans, but had a lot to do with ‘television viewership’ as Ringside News exclusively reported. We will have to wait and see if WWE does provide an update for a new date regarding the show soon.
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