The Melbourne Herald-Sun indicated in a report (subscriber only) that WWE was close to finalizing plans to run the 100,000-seat MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) stadium in Melbourne, Australia some time in early October for a live PPV event.

The deal was described as being negotiated between Visit Victoria and the local tourism board as a way to entice tourists to the city. An official announcement regarding the show is expected to take place some time on April 8, the day of WrestleMania 34.

WWE’s last big event in Australia took place at the 55,000-seat Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, a show headlined by The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar as part of the “Global Warning” tour. Hulk Hogan was advertised, but quit the company a few weeks prior.

Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online