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July 31, 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WCW does big business in Australia, WWF Fully Loaded review, more


The country of Australia, apparently wrestling-starved, banged out amazing business when tickets went on sale for an October tour of World Championship Wrestling, which includes four television shoots.

On 7/21, the first show that went on sale, a Nitro taping in Melbourne on 10/13, sold out the Rod Laver Arena (capacity for a Nitro taping would be probably close to 10,000) with tickets priced from $300 Australian down to $65, sold out in less than three hours (reports of a 90 minute sellout are exaggerated, but only slightly). No figures were available at press time but because the majority of the seats were priced at $150, the gate, even in U.S. dollars (Australian dollar is worth 58 cents U.S.), may close in on the magic $1 million mark that no WCW event in history has topped (probably will fall closer to $900,000 but we haven't been given breakdowns).

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