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ECI mistakenly asks Wrestling Federation of India for WWE 'Supershow' Tickets

Gaurav Kadam
1.30K   //    06 Dec 2017, 18:29 IST

WWE Live Event 'Supershow' will be held in Delhi on December 9, 2017
WWE Live Event 'Supershow' will be held in Delhi on December 9, 2017

What's the story?

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has been caught in a funny sequence of events as ECI officials requested tickets from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the WWE Live Supershow that is scheduled to take place at the IGI Stadium in New Delhi on 9th December, 2017.

A source close to the WFI confirmed the development to Sportskeeda, stating that they had received an e-mail from the government body requesting the tickets, which they had to say no to, for obvious reasons.

In case you didn't know...

Wrestling Federation of India is the governing body for the different disciplines of Olympic style wrestling conducted in India. They are not connected to professional wrestling or pro-wrestling in any capacity.

The Live Event or 'Supershow' is being conducted by the WWE for the second time in India after their huge success last year in Delhi.

The heart of the matter

The ECI secretary (protocol) contacted the Wrestling Federation of India and stated that some of their senior officials wanted to witness the WWE event live in Delhi. The secretary requested that five passes for the Supershow be made available to the ECI officials on a priority basis.

The ECI secretary failed to realise that WFI is not in charge of any pro-wrestling related activities in the country and cannot provide them any tickets, much to the disappointment of the officials.

What's next?

The live event in question - WWE’s ‘Supershow’ will feature WWE COO Triple H and Jinder Mahal facing in the main event. Other Superstars on the show include Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks etc.

Author's take

This misunderstanding by the ECI officials really brings out the sad state of sports and organising bodies in India.

Meanwhile, fans can still buy tickets to the mouthwatering Supershow here.

Gaurav Kadam
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