2002 News


World Wrestling Entertainment To Tour India for the First Time Since 1996
Oct 10, 2002
MUMBAI October 10, 2002 – World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE® ) today announced it is undertaking a three-city live event tour of India in November 2002, it’s first tour of India in six years. The tour will feature some of the biggest names in the WWE® .

The "WWE® RAW® Tour of India" kicks off in New Delhi on November 21. The other dates are November 22 in Mumbai, and November 23 in Bangalore.

"WWE® is planning an exciting series of live events for our return to India. We have a passionate fan base that views our TV programming on Ten Sports, but have not had the opportunity to witness WWE Live. This tour will remedy that for more than 60,000 fans," said Roger Marment, WWE® s Executive Vice President, International Business Development.

Ten Sports, the exclusive provider of WWE® television programming in India, is the broadcast partner for the tour. Peter Hutton, Vice President, Programming and Events, Taj Television Limited, explains: "WWE® is at the heart of our broadcast content in the Indian subcontinent. The WWE® Superstars are revered by their fans in India. When we brought down one of their top talents, Big Show® , to India the response to him was remarkable, with more than 6,000 people turning up to see him at Ansal Plaza in Delhi. That experience led us to encourage the WWE® to come perform in India and give Indian viewers the unique opportunity to watch their favourite stars from Ten Sports live."

DNA Networks of India and Total Sports Asia (TSA) are coordinating the tour.

Taj Television Ltd. was established in January 2001, and is owned by Bukhatir Investments Limited, one of the most successful conglomerates in the UAE, with interests in banking, construction, real estate, trading, information technology, cricket and now television. Broadcast out of Dubai Media City with 5 offices across the subcontinent, Taj Television Limited employs nearly 100 highly skilled and experienced professionals from India and all over the world. Its portfolio consists of Ten Sports, television production, broadcasting solutions, remote television production & event management.

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