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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WWE® Slams Record Live Event Sell Outs in Europe

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn.--(April 23, 2008)--WWE’s WrestleMania® Revenge Tours of Europe finished as the most successful in WWE history, selling out 15 of 20 events. The tours generated more than $14.5 million in ticket sales revenue. More than 175,000 fans were in attendance at events in the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, France, Switzerland, and Portugal to see their favorite Superstars from the RAW®, SmackDown® and ECW® brands.

Andrew Whitaker, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, stated "The success of WWE's April tour is a real testament to the growing popularity of the brand internationally. We are thrilled that so many European fans had an opportunity to experience WWE live events in person."

For fans that missed the excitement of WWE live in April, WWE announced that April 26 is the on-sale date for tickets for the RAW and SmackDown/ECW Survivor Series® Tours this November, which will bring more excitement and action to Europe.

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The November 2008 RAW Survivor Series Tour dates are:
BUTLINS, MINEHEAD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8 - Arena at Butlins
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 9 - Sheffield Arena
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, November 10 - Manchester Arena
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 11 - Birmingham NEC
NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 12 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
BELFAST, IRELAND - Thursday, November 13 - Odyssey Arena
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - Friday, November 14 - Braehead Arena
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - Saturday, November 15 - Aberdeen ECC

The November 2008 SmackDown / ECW Survivor Series Tour dates are:
NICE, FRANCE - Thursday, November 6 - Nikaia
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Friday, November 7 - Vorst-Forest Nationa(a)l
LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG - Saturday, November 8 - Arena D'Coque
CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, November 9 - Cardiff International Arena
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, November 10 - O2 World Arena
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 11 - Manchester Arena
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 12 - Nottingham Arena
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - Thursday, November 13 - Hallenstadion
NURNBERG, GERMANY - Friday, November 14 - Arena Nurnberger Versicherung
BERLIN, GERMANY - Saturday, November 15 - 02 World Arena
DORTMUND, GERMANY - Sunday, November 16 - Westfalenhalle

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