The Hollywood Reporter has a report on the Chinese deal with WWE and streaming platform PPTV. In the article it states that the streaming deal which will include Mandarin language version of Raw and Smackdown will begin doing so on June 28. And that a live event is scheduled to China for September 10 which would be the first time in three years WWE has been in the country.

This will be the first time full WWE programming will be shown in the country. Previously China was given a one hour edited version Of Monday Night Raw but now the 400,000+ subscribers to the service will have access to all of WWE’s pay-per-views

John Cena speaks Mandarin at WWE’s historic press conference in China

On the signing with WWE, Bin Wang stated the following during a media event held in China:

“It is an honor to be the first-ever Chinese talent in WWE history,” said Wang. “There are no fans in the world that show the same passion as the WWE Universe, and I look forward to training and developing my skills so I can perform for them in the future.”

Wang has been training the past two years in both wrestling and MMA for WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki’s IGF promotion in Japan

WWE asserts that this series of moves did not impede their network strategy still stating that they hope to bring their own streaming the to the country in 12 to 15 month.

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