WWE is all set to kickstart the WWE Superstar Spectacle present, and it will formally get underway with a particular premiere episode on India’s Republic Day – January 26, 2021.
The story and all the additional details were first reported by SK Wrestling’s Riju Dasgupta and Danny Hart. Now, Sony Photos Networks has launched a detailed statement regarding what to expect from the monumental WWE event.
The show will air from 8 PM IST onwards, and it will feature a plethora of big names from RAW, SmackDown, and NXT.
The uniquely-produced show for Indian viewers will feature a bunch of high Superstars and Legends from the WWE. Sony Pictures Networks’ statement revealed the record of WWE Superstars who will appear on WWE Superstar Spectacle.
WWE has promised to incorporate all the elements of up to date and modern Indian culture to produce interesting angles and matches featuring the likes of Rey Mysterio, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura, New Day, Cesaro, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, and Ric Flair. Drew McIntyre will not be capable to seem on WWE Celebrity as he recently tested positive for COVID-19.
WWE Superstar Spectacle would not be an Indian show without its homegrown expertise, and the corporate has additionally revealed 10 Indian WWE Superstars who shall be prominently featured.
Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is expected to be the present’s face, and different promising Indian Superstars from NXT will accompany him. The Bollywood Boyz, Indus Sher, Jeet Rama, Kavita Devi, Large Zanjeer, Dilsher Shanky, and Guru Raaj have been introduced to be part of the NXT India roster.
- WWE Superstar Jinder Mahal, the first WWE Champion of Indian descent.
- The Bollywood Boyz, WWE Superstars Samir, and Sunil Singh.
- The first all-Indian tag team in WWE, Indus Sher, featuring Rinku and Saurav.
- NXT Superstar Jeet Rama. Kavita Devi, the first Indian girl to sign a WWE contract.
- The Great Khali trainees Giant Zanjeer (7ft 2in, 340 pounds) and Dilsher Shanky (7ft, 310 pounds).
- Guru Raaj, the first Indian-born high-flyer in WWE.
Sony issued the following press release:
MUMBAI, India & STAMFORD, Conn., January 13, 2021 – Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will commemorate India’s Republic Day with the premiere of WWE Celebrity Spectacle, an unprecedented two-hour tv special event for India featuring WWE’s Indian superstars alongside Superstars and Legends from Raw®, SmackDown®, and NXT®. Specially produced for Indian audiences, WWE Celebrity Spectacle is a big deal with for Indians and will air exclusively on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, and Sony MAX channels on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8PM IST, with commentary obtainable in each English and Hindi. The distinctive showcase of Indian-inspired motion specifically produced for viewers in India will emanate from the state-of-the-art WWE ThunderDome, and incorporate beautiful parts of traditional and contemporary Indian tradition amongst epic matches featuring WWE Champion Drew McIntyre® and WWE Superstars including Rey Mysterio®, Charlotte Flair®, AJ Styles®, Bayley®, The New Day®, Shinsuke Nakamura®, Cesaro ®, Dolph Ziggler®, Robert Roode ®, Ricochet® and many extra plus an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair®.
We love the passion and support from the huge WWE Universe in India: Triple H comments on WWE’s historic India project
Triple H opened up about WWE Superstar Spectacle and reaffirmed the company’s stance towards making a successful brand in India. WWE’s Executive Vice President for Global Talent Strategy & Improvement stated that WWE loved the passion and support from the massive WWE fanbase in India, and he promised to supply top-tier content featuring a healthy mix of Indian and other high performers from the WWE.
“We love the passion and assist from the huge WWE Universe in India, so we’ve teamed up with Sony Photos Networks, the exclusive home of WWE in India, to shock our fans with an incredible occasion to kick-off 2021. WWE Celebrity Spectacle shall be an epic event with electrifying matches featuring a few of the biggest names in WWE together with our unbelievable Indian performers, plus thrilling and authentic Indian-inspired entertainment.”
Rajesh Kaul, CRO (Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India), was glad to present WWE Superstar Spectacle and hoped that it might usher within the next technology of Indian talent in the WWE.
“WWE has consistently featured among the high watched sports properties in India over time. We’re enthusiastic about presenting WWE Superstar Spectacle to WWE followers and viewers in India on Republic Day, which is able to showcase and have fun the perfect of the next generation Indian talent in WWE.”
India is a large market for WWE because the country ranks #1 for YouTube consumption. India can also be right on the high for WWE’s Facebook followers, and the popularity of wrestling continues to soar throughout the country.
WWE has also actively tried to signal Indian wrestlers in recent years, and it has all led to the creation of a devoted WWE show for the Indian fans.