WWE® to Broadcast Raw® and SmackDown® from Mexico

LONDON--()--WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that for the first time ever its weekly flagship TV shows “WWE Raw” and “WWE SmackDown” will take place in Mexico at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena in Mexico City on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 respectively.

In the U.S. and Mexico, “WWE Raw” will then air on Monday, October 17 and “WWE SmackDown” will air on Friday, October 21. Outside of the U.S., the televised events will be seen in more than 145 countries. These broadcasts will make Mexico one of only four countries outside of the U.S. and Canada to have ever hosted Raw and SmackDown televised live events. Others include the UK, Japan and Italy.

“Bringing our weekly flagship TV programs to Mexico, one of WWE’s most important international markets, demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to its worldwide audience and long term programming partners,” said Andrew Whitaker, Executive Vice President, International, WWE. “We look forward to bringing the entertainment that only WWE can provide to our fans in Mexico.”

Tickets for both live events at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena will go on sale this summer.

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Contacts

For WWE
Media:
Julie Newton, +44 20 7349 1746
Julie.newton@wwecorp.com
or
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Investors:
Michael Weitz, +1-203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com

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Contacts

For WWE
Media:
Julie Newton, +44 20 7349 1746
Julie.newton@wwecorp.com
or
Edelman PR
Julio Gil, +52 1 55 2690 3858
Julio.gil@edelman.com
Investors:
Michael Weitz, +1-203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com