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WWE SmackDown Taping Set For Puerto Rico On May 5

WWE SmackDown will air live from Puerto Rico for the first time ever.

On Thursday, WWE announced it would host WWE SmackDown in Puerto Rico on May 5, one day before the country hosts the WWE Backlash premium live event. WWE touted the high volume of ticket pre-registrations for Backlash in the SmackDown taping announcement, noting that both events would take place at Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot.


“The PRCDA and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have a phenomenal track record of delivering large-scale events to the island,” said John Porco, WWE Executive Vice President, Live Events. “Their partnership and support have allowed WWE to bring not just one – but two – nights of sports entertainment to Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot this May.”

“Puerto Rico is a world-class entertainment destination. We have proven ourselves time and time again by hosting worldwide known and recognized events. Our unique venues provide the perfect settings to receive our visitors and to guarantee them an incredible experience. We are proud and very excited to host one of the most-anticipated events of this year”, said Mariela Vallines, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority.

“Puerto Rico is a renowned, successful host of sporting events due to its state-of-the-art modern infrastructure, air-and-sea accessibility, variety of accommodations, experienced production staff and its warmth and hospitality. Events such as WWE’s Backlash and SmackDown provide a great venue to showcase the island’s assets both as a diverse travel destination, and an ideal location to hold international events such as this,” said Carlos Mercado Santiago, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

Backlash marks the first WWE premium live event to take place in Puerto Rico since New Year’s Revolution in January 2005. The SmackDown is also the first-ever live WWE television taping (non-PPV) in Puerto Rico.

An exclusive presale opportunity for combo tickets for Friday Night SmackDown and Backlash will be available this Monday, March 20 at 12pm ET via Ticketera.com. Fans can register now to receive an exclusive presale offer by visiting https://www.wwe.com/backlash-presale-registration.

General public on-sale for combo tickets will be available on Tuesday, March 21. More details on individual tickets for each event will be announced soon.