WWE will present WWE Super Show-Down in Melbourne Australia on October 6th, 2018. The show will emanate from the massive Melbourne Cricket Ground, sometimes simply referred to as “The G”.
The venue holds over 100,000 fans for cricket matches.
John Cena vs Kevin Owens has just been announced as the second confirmed match for the card. Previously, the Undertaker vs Triple H was also confirmed.
The match was announced recently by the WWE Australia Twitter account.
BREAKING: 16-time World Champion @JohnCena to return to Australia to face @FightOwensFight at @WWE Super Show-Down! New release of premium floor seats on-sale now at @Ticketek_AU https://t.co/cNKL81hBwz #WWESSD #WWEAustralia pic.twitter.com/KoFSpTo71M
— WWE Australia (@WWEAustralia) August 10, 2018
WWE has several talents from Australia at the moment. In addition to the Iiconics, WWE also has the Mighty, Buddy Murphy, and Rhea Ripley. Technically, Nia Jax was born in Australia but she would later move to Hawaii and then San Diego.
The first Australian born women’s wrestler to work in WWE, Emma, was released from her contract late last year. She was a big hit on the company’s Australian tour in 2017.
Ronda Rousey in Australia
Ronda Rousey is featured in advertising for the show as well. Rousey famously lost the UFC Bantamweight Championship in Melbourne, when she lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193.
It is notable that WWE is stacking this card with legends such as John Cena and the Undertaker. The last time WWE did that for a show which was to air on the WWE Network was the Greatest Royal Rumble. WWE had large financial motives to provide a certain type of show in that case, however.
In this case, WWE may wish to stack the deck for a super-show simply because of the size of the venue and WWE wanting to create a special stadium-show atmosphere.