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WWE™ Superstars Thrill Fans with First-ever Shenzhen Show

WWE™ Superstars Thrill Fans with First-ever Shenzhen Show

SHENZHEN, CHINA, September 18, 2017 – WWE Superstars including local fan favorite John Cena™, WWE Champion™ Jinder Mahal and United States Champion™ AJ Styles thrilled thousands of WWE fans on Sunday night at the first-ever WWE live event in Southern China’s booming city of Shenzhen.

Delivering a unique, family-friendly blend of sport and entertainment combining spectacular in-ring action with dramatic entertainment, fans at WWE LIVE China also cheered the WWE live debut of BOA, from Beijing, who was recruited by WWE to a developmental contract following a tryout in Shanghai last summer. They also welcomed Tian Bing, the first Chinese signed to WWE’s developmental division.

The inaugural WWE LIVE China event at the Shenzhen Bay Arena featured an incredible four Championship title holders, with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day and SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya competing in spectacular matches.

The show capped an action-packed day for the WWE Superstars in Shenzhen, thanks to Mission Hills Group, an official partner of WWE LIVE China, and the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen, the official hotel for the WWE Superstars during their stay. They enjoyed a range of activities, including a driving competition at the Mission Hills Golf Academy, a fan meet-and-greet and even a cook-off with youngsters from Bromsgrove School Mission Hills.

"Mission Hills, the largest golf club in the world, is excited and proud to partner with the world’s biggest name in sports-entertainment, WWE," said Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group. "We are proud to have worked together to bring the excitement and family-friendly entertainment of WWE LIVE to fans here in Shenzhen for the very first time."

Also appearing at WWE LIVE China were Randy Orton™, Rusev™, Sami Zayn™, Kevin Owens™, Dolph Ziggler™, Baron Corbin™, Naomi™, Charlotte Flair™, Becky Lynch™, Asuka™, Tamina™, Carmella™, Lana™, James Ellsworth™, Luke Harper™, Erick Rowan™, Aiden English™ and WWE Rockstar™ Shinsuke Nakamura™.

In 2016, WWE announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with PP Sports to deliver its flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown, live in Mandarin. Last month, WWE announced WWE Network is now available in China for the first time as of Friday, August 18, launching exclusively on PP Sports as a subscription video-on-demand service featuring all WWE live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania® and the recent SummerSlam®. In addition, WWE short-form content is available on PP Sports’s digital platforms, and PP Sports leverages popular digital and social platforms, including WeChat and Weibo, to share WWE content with fans throughout China.

About Mission Hills Group

Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of Mission Hills in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and the tropical island of Hainan, is the pioneer in China’s hospitality, sports and leisure industry. Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognised as the leading golf brand in the world and is synonymous with leisure, wellness, entertainment and luxury residences. Mission Hills has been the major driving force behind China’s sports and leisure industry. The world-class integrated leisure and wellness resort destinations around China have hosted more than 100 international tournaments. Mission Hills has also been accredited by the Guinness World Records as the “World’s Largest Golf Club” and “World’s Largest Mineral Springs and Spa Resort”.

Mission Hills’ properties sprawl over 40km2. They include 22 championship courses designed by renowned players and architects from five continents, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, international convention centres, golf academies and Asia’s largest tennis facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters for China’s Tennis, Football and Golf Associations.

The Group’s “golf and more” leisure philosophy has catalysed its tourism-related business expansion into a leisure hub for multi-generational families. Mission Hills Centreville Shenzhen and Haikou are two HOPSCA (Hotels, Offices, Parks, Shopping, Culture and Arts) mixed-use developments with a focus on "Retail-tainment” and “Edu-tainment", providing integrated recreational, business, education, entertainment, shopping, leisure and cultural experiences. The group has also extended its foray into the hospitality industry by partnering with world-renowned hotel brands such as Hard Rock, Renaissance and the Ritz-Carlton. This collaboration has seen the opening of the Ritz-Carlton’s first Golf Resort in Haikou as well as the impending launch of Hard Rock Hotel in Shenzhen – the first Hard Rock Hotel in China.

Other significant projects include Movie Town in Haikou in partnership with China’s largest film production company Huayi Brothers Media Corporate and award-winning director, Feng Xiaogang and China’s first Wet’n’Wild park in collaboration with Australia’s leading entertainment group and largest theme park operator, Village Roadshow Limited.

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