WWE has been on a roll since last year, as the company is truly in a boom period right now. Anything the company does turns to gold, as WWE continues to build up a hot streak with each had every Premium Live Event. In fact, Australian officials want The Rock to appear at the event next year.

The Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event will be taking place in Perth, Australia, on February 24 at the Opus Stadium, as fans are extremely excited about the event already. The stadium has a capacity of 70,000 but WWE is expected to use 55,000 for the event.

According to The West Australian, tourism officials want Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to make his way to the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event on February 24. Therefore, they are already making a bid in order to get The Rock to appear at the event somehow.

Tourism officials launched an early bid to lure Hollywood megastar and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Perth as part of negotiations with WWE for a WA event.


In emails obtained by The Sunday Times under freedom of information laws, tourism officials posed a series of questions about the deal with the WWE, including whether they could lure stars down under for the Elimination Chamber at Optus Stadium on February 24.

What ability does the host have to dictate key talent to participate in a standalone premium live event? For example, could we aim to secure WWE alumni such as Dwayne Johnson?” Tourism WA staff asked. WWE’s response was redacted.

The push for The Rock adds to growing speculation he will join the Elimination Chamber event at Optus.

The West Australian revealed in September the growing speculation that the 10-time world champion who hasn’t wrestled at a main event for years, could make his return via Perth’s event.

It’d be huge having someone like the Rock here in Western Australia. I saw he made a surprise appearance recently at a SmackDown! event, so of course, we’d love to see him in the ring as part of this exclusive event,” Ms Saffioti said.

This is such a huge opportunity for Western Australia — WWE has millions and millions of loyal followers right around the globe, and we are so excited that we get to showcase what we have to offer as part of this exclusive event, right here in Perth.

There’ll be more announcements made soon about other WWE stars making the trip to Perth, so stay tuned.”

The Rock also hinted at telling the fans secret about him returning to WWE again. The Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event also has lot of tickets sold so far, which isn’t surprising.

WWE’s Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event will be providing a $33 million boost to the Western Australian economy. The event is expected to draw fans from all over the globe and will be broadcast live in approximately 165 countries in 25 languages, reaching more than 1 billion homes. Therefore, one can expect the event to break all sorts of records, which has become WWE’s Modus Operandi over the past year.

What is your view on The Rock possibly appearing at Elimination Chamber? Will the event sell 70,000 tickets in the end? Share our thoughts in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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