Its official, the WWE returns to Vancouver! After tentative event dates for the sports-entertainment promotion were revealed in an unsealed lawsuit it looked like WWE would return to Rogers Arena at the corner of Know Your Role Blvd. and Jabroni Drive. WWE LIVE: Road to Wrestlemania tour took over the Abbotsford Centre earlier this year.
This time around, the WWE LIVE: Summerslam Heatwave Tour brings the action to Rogers Arena after an extended hiatus from Vancouver. You can see your favourite SMACKDOWN roster superstars in the ring: AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, The Uso’s, Naomi, Charlotte Flair (Woo!), Natalya and more.
Tickets for the WWE’s return to Rogers Arena go on sale Saturday, April 29th at 10am at the Rogers Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.
The tentative event date schedule also included a return to Abbotsford Centre this year noted for October 16th, 2017. That event may fall in-between two unconfirmed fall Pay Per View events: No Mercy and Hell in A Cell. A previous lawsuit filed by WWE for the same reasons – stopping unlicensed merchandise sales during their Wrestlemania “Superbowl-like” week – revealed Vancouver was rated a “C” for drawing power.
WWE Studios recently filmed The Marine 5: Battleground starring Mike “The Miz” Mizanin around Metro Vancouver. It marks the third installment of the franchise in a row to be filmed in Hollywood North. On the other hand, pro-wrestler turned Hollywood mogul, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to star in the action thriller Skyscraper which is set in China. The blockbuster is scheduled to film in China and Vancouver this summer.
It has also been announced that the WWE NXT tour will stop in Vancouver on Thursday, July 13th at the Agrodome. NXT gives fans an opportunity to see some of wrestlings brightest upcoming stars.
The UFC also returned to Rogers Arena last year.
By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Location: Rogers Arena - 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
Time: Doors: 6:00pm | Show: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Date: Saturday June 24th, 2017