Why WWE might not hold another event in Puerto Rico right away following the 2023 Backlash PLE
The Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority and Puerto Rico Tourism Company reportedly paid WWE $1.5 million dollars to have the 2023 Backlash PLE take place in the country. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com explained why WWE might not hold another event in Puerto Rico right away…
“The thing is, they’re only gonna come if they get paid. So, that’s up to how much the tourism board wants to pay. Usually, when it comes to this type of thing. Generally speaking, if they want to bring you in, if the tourism board brings you in, they’re not gonna bring you in every year. They’re gonna use their money to bring in another act next year, it won’t always be WWE. So, yeah, for them to do a pay-per-view generally, and there’s an exception, because when they go to London they’re not getting paid by a tourism board, they just feel like it’s time to do it.” (quote courtesy of RingsideNews.com)
The live crowd at Backlash was praised on social media for their enthusiasm and video footage of Brock Lesnar receiving a standing ovation from after the event went viral.
Puerto Rico showing some love to Brock Lesnar after #WWEBacklash went off the air. 🙌🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/CCgC3xO13N
— 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐕𝐞𝐧 (@WrestlingCovers) May 7, 2023