WWE announces NZ return with Auckland show in August

Becky Lynch, WWE Raw women's champion
Becky Lynch, WWE Raw women's champion Photo credit: WWE.com

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is returning to Auckland for the first time in three years.

The sports entertainment mega-brand has announced an August 8 show at Spark Arena, which packed in more than 10,000 pro wrestling fans in 2016.

Christchurch hosted the most recent WWE event in New Zealand in 2017. 

WWE has announced a star-studded line-up for the event, including women's champion Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins and Australian star Buddy Murphy.

Kiwi Dakota Kai and Travis Banks are under WWE contract, but haven't yet been announced for the event.