WWEŽ Draws Huge Crowds On Latin American Tour
STAMFORD, Conn., February 15, 2008 – The World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars of SmackDown® and ECW® appeared in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador and Santiago, Chile from February 9 to 14 in front of enthusiastic crowds following the amazing reception received by WWE on its recent publicity tour throughout Latin America, which drew huge crowds of fans and press.
The SmackDown and ECW event took place on February 9 in Guatemala’s Forum Mundo E and drew a near-capacity crowd. On February 10 in Guadalajara, Mexico, throngs of fans and press outlets, including Mural, Record, Publico (Milenio) and El Informado were in attendance at Arena VFG.
The SmackDown and ECW Latin American Tour continued on to Quito, Ecuador where 16,000 fans packed the WWE’s debut event on February 12 and to Santiago, Chile, where the SmackDown and ECW debut live events on February 13 and 14 were both sellouts, drawing over 12,000 fans to Arena Santiago each night.
The five-event WWE Latin American tour of Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador and Chile drew a cumulative total of 57,628 fans with sellout crowds in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador and two in Santiago, Chile.
"WWE has received an overwhelming reception from fans and media in Latin America," says Carl DeMarco, WWE President, Latin America. "The positive response demonstrates the global appeal of WWE Superstars and we expect the momentum to continue as we bring more WWE wrestling to fans throughout Latin America."
Known for intensity, extreme action and athleticism, the pairing of WWE and lucha libre has given this facet of Latino culture a more expansive position in the United States. The WWE brand has grown with its audience over the last 15 years. Successfully reaching the Latino youth audience with SmackDown, a top rated show among U.S. Hispanics, the two popular brands have become essential to Latino youth entertainment.
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