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6 February 2012

As the fan frenzy begins to take hold, WWE star The Miz talks about this weekend’s showdown in the capital

WWE THE RAW World Tour makes its debut at Zayed Sports City, International Tennis Complex in Abu Dhabi this Thursday, February 9 through to Saturday, February 11. This marks the second time within a year that WWE is bringing its World Tour to the Middle East. 

“WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is the biggest name in family entertainment today,” said Patrick Talty, general manager of Zayed Sports City.

“Their superstars are some of the most talented performers in the world. The fans will not be disappointed when they get to experience all the WWE excitement live and in person.”

“Hosting three live events in Abu Dhabi for the first time is a testament to the growing demand for the WWE brand in this region,” said Dominic Hayes, senior vice president & managing director, WWE International.

Here, former Real World contestant and current WWE favourite The Miz (aka Mike Mizanin) talks about the frosty reception he’s expecting in the UAE and being awesome.

What do you make of the UAE?

I have no idea what to expect really, but I know we have lots of great fans out there and I am sure they cannot wait to get a look at The Miz. They will not be disappointed, I can assure you.

What can the crowd in Abu Dhabi look forward to on the night?

Watching WWE on television is great, but live it is so much more. It’s like being at the best rock concert ever and I promise anyone who comes will leave being a WWE fan for life. The fans will see incredible matches with a mix of unbelievable athleticism mixed with soap opera, mixed with comedy, mixed with drama. Having been a fan myself, I guarantee they will never have experienced anything like this before.

What will WWE bring to Abu Dhabi?

The RAW shows mean fans will see the best. And when I say that I mean me. Everybody hates me and I expect the fans in Abu Dhabi to boo me out of the place. I want them to as like everyone else they never supported me from the start. But it doesn’t matter because really they know - like everyone knows - that I am awesome.

Are there any plans to make this event a regular thing?

WWE always gives fans what they want and if they demand it then I am sure we will be back.

How are you looking forward to your match up at the event?

I want the crowd to be in as much of a frenzy as possible and I’m excited to see what they will be like. You never know I might just go and win the WWE championship for them.

See www.thinkflash.ae for tickets


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