Abu Dhabi: Body-slamming action makes its way for the first time in the UAE when the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) comes to the Zayed Sports City on February 9-11 with the RAW World Tour.
Loud music, soap opera-like storylines and most importantly, larger-than-life WWE Superstars battle in the ring in what is expected to be an electric three-night show.
"WWE is the biggest name in family entertainment today," says Patrick Talty, General Manager of the Zayed Sports City.
Their family-friendly programmes are broadcast in more than 145 countries reaching more than 500 million homes and watched by more than 20 million people in the region alone. With a variety of products ranging from toys to apparel to video games, WWE's merchandise sales soar over $1 billion worldwide. It's no wonder they appropriately call it the WWE Universe.
Superstars headlining the live events are John Cena, arguably the most popular yet polarising figure in WWE today; Current WWE Champion CM Punk, whose ‘pipe bomb' statements are backed up with equally devastating signature moves; Kane, whose return to the dark side is inducing fear amongst his peers; Dolph Ziggler, the self-confessed ‘Show-Off', and the self-proclaimed ‘Awesome One', The Miz, who acted as ambassador on behalf of the WWE at the press conference.
If The Miz's cockiness is any indication of in-ring action, the three-night show will literally be over-the-top. Joining the brawl will be Superstars R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Mason Ryan, Chris Jericho and many more.
WWE Championship matches will cap the first and second nights, while a special Tag Team match and an 8 Man Battle Royal will send the third night on a high-flying finale.