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WWF announces 'Global Warning Tour'


At a press conference in Australia today, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. announced that it will hold its first live event in Australia in almost 20 years on August 10, 2002 at Colonial Stadium in Melbourne. WWFE Chairman Vince McMahon, and World Wrestling Federation Superstars Stacy Keibler and Mark Henry were on hand for the announcement. Tickets for "The Global Warning Tour""will go on sale on May 20. The talent roster will be announced at a later date.

"Our global strategy continues to move along as planned. We're excited to bring a live World Wrestling Federation(R) event to an expected crowd of more than 50,000 Australian fans," said Roger Marment, Executive Vice President of International Business Development for WWFE. "Australia is an important market to us. We enjoy excellent television ratings and will be making announcements shortly in the areas of licensing and home video. The live event plays an important role in the development of these businesses. Based upon our international successes so far this year, we are extremely encouraged as we continue the extension of our US business model internationally."

The Global Warning Tour in Australia will be the company's third international tour this year. This past March, the company performed three sold out shows in Tokyo, Malaysia, and Singapore. Next month, The World Wrestling Federation will perform four events in Europe including Cologne, Germany; Glasgow, Scotland; Birmingham and London, England. All three UK shows sold out within hours of tickets going on sale.

-- SLAM! Wrestling News Wire.


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