WWE Smackdown/ECW tour, by Katherine Feeney - Brisbane Times - 14th June 2008
Location Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Address Melaleuca Drive, Boondall
Date June 17
Tickets From $65
Phone Bookings 132 849
Online Bookings http://www.ticketek.com.au
The strange and hugely popular phenomenon of American wrestling is bringing some of its biggest names to Australia this month for the 'Smackdown/ECW' tour.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a big business in America and, increasingly, all around the world.
The WWE RAW Survivor Series and various other WWE franchises have toured around the globe everywhere from Portugal to South Africa and Australia to Thailand.
You wouldn't necessarily think that a combination of professional wrestling and scripted, vaudeville dramatisation would be so universally appealing but there you go.
WWE is majority owned and run by the McMahon family, headed by the imposing Vince McMahon, a former wrestler himself, with an annual turnover of around US$400 million, according to Wikipedia.
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