WWE Raw, Smackdown Headed To Mexico City

By Marcus Vanderberg 

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Friday that WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown will take place for the first time ever in Mexico at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena in Mexico City on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 respectively.

WWE Raw will air on Monday, Oct. 17 and WWE Smackdown will air on Friday, Oct. 21. Mexico will be one of only four countries (United Kingdom, Japan, Italy) outside of the U.S. and Canada to have ever hosted Raw and Smackdown televised live events.

“Bringing our weekly flagship TV programs to Mexico, one of WWE’s most important international markets, demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to its worldwide audience and long term programming partners,” said Andrew Whitaker, executive vice president, international, WWE. “We look forward to bringing the entertainment that only WWE can provide to our fans in Mexico.”

Tickets for both live events at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena will go on sale this summer.