WWE issued the following press release today …
WWEÂ® to Broadcast RawÂ® and SmackDownÂ® from Mexico
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that for the first time ever its weekly flagship TV shows â€œWWE Rawâ€ and â€œWWE SmackDownâ€ will take place in Mexico at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena in Mexico City on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 respectively.
â€œWe look forward to bringing the entertainment that only WWE can provide to our fans in Mexico.â€
In the U.S. and Mexico, â€œWWE Rawâ€ will then air on Monday, October 17 and â€œWWE SmackDownâ€ 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.
â€œBringing our weekly flagship TV programs to Mexico, one of WWEâ€™s most important international markets, demonstrates the companyâ€™s ongoing commitment to its worldwide audience and long term programming partners,â€ said Andrew Whitaker, Executive Vice President, International, WWE. â€œWe look forward to bringing the entertainment that only WWE can provide to our fans in Mexico.â€
Tickets for both live events at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena will go on sale this summer.