The First-Ever WWE Superstar Spectacle Is Coming To India
The WWE Superstar Spectacle is coming soon!
WWE India posted the following, announcing the Spectacle is “coming soon.”
Breaking Now: The first-ever #WWESuperstarSpectacle is coming soon. #StayTuned #India
No other details were announced, but it’s worth noting the post featured the hashtag #India, a possible sign that the series is connected to the rumored “NXT India” project.
Last month, POST Wrestling reported there is a shooting date listed on the calendar for Friday, January 22nd for an “India Special”, and Indian talent also took part in a photoshoot to update promotional images.
It’s believed that the project will be a new series that may begin with a one or two-night event to launch the show. Plans for the show would call for it to air on both linear television in India and WWE Network. Despite the details about the taping format, POST noted that they can’t confirm the show would be branded under the “NXT India” name. Additionally, it was stressed that this has been a long-term project with many changing variables, and possibly more to come.
POST Wrestling first reported plans for the developing project on December 11, with Sportskeeda later reporting a tournament would be featured on the show with many Indian wrestlers. Some names included The Singh Brothers, Indus Sher, Jinder Mahal, and Jeet Rama, and the anticipated air date for the show is January 26, the same day that India celebrates ‘Republic Day’.
Sportskeeda also noted that this new show might also air on one more Sony Sports Network, in addition to the two mentioned in the initial POST report. This past March, WWE and Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) announced a five-year extension to their existing relationship.
— WWE India (@WWEIndia) January 9, 2021