STAMFORD, CT, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The World Wrestling Entertainment(R)
Superstars of SmackDown(R) and ECW(R) appeared in Guatemala City, Guatemala;
Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador and Santiago, Chile from February 9 to 14
in front of enthusiastic crowds following the amazing reception received by
WWE on its recent publicity tour throughout Latin America, which drew huge
crowds of fans and press.
The SmackDown and ECW event took place on February 9 in Guatemala's Forum
Mundo E and drew a massive crowd. On February 10 in Guadalajara, Mexico,
throngs of fans and press outlets, including Mural, Record, Publico (Milenio)
and El Informado were in attendance at Arena VFG.
The SmackDown and ECW Latin American Tour continued on to Quito, Ecuador
where fans packed the WWE's debut event on February 12 and to Arena Santiago,
Santiago, Chile, where the SmackDown and ECW debut live events on February 13
and 14 were both sellouts.
The five-event WWE Latin American tour of Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador and
Chile drew a cumulative total of 57,628 fans with sellout crowds in
Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador and two events in Santiago, Chile.
"WWE has received an overwhelming reception from fans and media in Latin
America," says Carl DeMarco, WWE President, Latin America. "The positive
response demonstrates the global appeal of WWE Superstars and we expect the
momentum to continue as we bring more WWE to fans throughout Latin America."
Known for intensity, extreme action and athleticism, the pairing of WWE
and lucha libre has given this facet of Latino culture a more expansive
position in the United States. The WWE brand has grown with its audience over
the years. Successfully reaching the Latino youth audience with SmackDown, a
top rated show among U.S. Hispanics, the two popular brands have become
essential to Latino youth entertainment.
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