Posted on 11/14/117 by Colin Vassallo
India will not be getting two live events next month when
WWE comes to town but only one show.
The Times of India ran a story today saying that the
December 8 non-televised live event was scrapped, leaving
only the one show on December 9. Both shows were going to
take place at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
While not specifically saying that slow ticket sales was the
factor of the cancellation of the first show, a WWE
statement read, “To meet the requests of WWE fans in India,
and deliver the biggest main event in the country’s history,
WWE is combining two nights of family-friendly action into a
one-night only, exclusive Supershow.”
The December 9 show will be headlined by Jinder Mahal vs
Triple H, a match which is being marketed as the biggest
wrestling match ever in India.
The general belief was that Jinder Mahal would be walking
into the tour as the WWE champion but the fact that the
first show was canceled speaks volumes of the popularity and
the experiment that was Jinder Mahal as champion. Having a
champion of Indian descent did not resonate enough with the
public to even move enough ticket sales for two back-to-back
shows in the country.
Mahal dropped the title to AJ Styles last week on Smackdown