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WWE to tour India for first time since 1996

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MUMBAI: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) today announced it is undertaking a three-city live event tour of India in November, 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 at JN Stadium in New Delhi on 21 November. The other dates are 22 November at MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai, and 23 November at Palace Grounds 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," Roger Marment, WWE's executive V-P, international business development, was quoted as saying in an official release.

Ten Sports, the exclusive provider of WWE television programming in India, is the broadcast partner for the tour. Also quoted in the release was Peter Hutton, V-P, programming and events, Taj Television Limited, who explained: "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."

Viewers can win two free tickets in each city through a contest that kicks off today on Ten Sports.

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