Some of the world's biggest World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstars took time out of their busy schedules to tour parts of Christchurch during their visit ahead of New Zealand's only WWE Live show.
Newshub was the only media on-board an open top bus tour with well-known names such as Sasha Banks, Apollo Crews, Titus O'Neill, Alexa Bliss, Emma and Akira Tozawa as they spent Wednesday afternoon taking in the progress of Christchurch's recovery.
"It was really cool to be able to see the city and to know what's happened here and to see how much it has rebuilt," Bliss says.
The stars of WWE who perform as many as four times a week, landed in the country after catching a flight straight after their last show in Anaheim on Monday night (US Time).
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They were back in Christchurch for the first time since 2008, to put on a show for a city still recovering from the devastating 2011 earthquakes.
"They don't get to experience us live too often I mean it is nice to see us on TV but there's nothing like that live atmosphere and being able to be out there and interact with the superstars and us interact with the fans," Crews said.
The globe-trotting schedule is demanding for the wrestlers and is non-stop with the WWE Live show already on to its second of three shows in Australia before heading back to the United States.