In an exciting series of announcements for wrestling fans around the globe, WWE is taking significant strides to expand its international live event footprint while also reaffirming its dedication to honoring U.S. service members with the annual Tribute to the Troops special.
**WWE Backlash 2024 Set to Make History in France**
For the first time in WWE history, Paris, specifically the LDLC Arena in Lyon-Décines, will host a Premium Live Event. WWE Backlash, a staple of WWE programming, will bring its electrifying atmosphere to France on May 4, 2024. Further adding to the excitement, the preceding SmackDown episode on May 3 will also take place in the same venue, marking another first for WWE broadcasts in France.
As the wrestling community absorbs the impact of this announcement, fans have the unique chance to secure their attendance with pre-sale opportunities already up for grabs at [WWE Backlash 2024 Pre-Sale](https://www.wwe.com/backlash2024presale). The buzz around the show isn’t just about the wrestling; exclusive Priority Pass ticket packages from On Location promise a premium experience with top-tier seating, WWE Superstar interactions, and exclusive merchandise. Prospective attendees can view the details of Priority Passes at [On Location Experiences](https://onlocationexp.com/backlash).
The LDLC Arena is becoming a hotspot for major events, with artists like Sting, Jonas Brothers, and Green Day set to perform there in the coming months. Wrestling fans are also excitedly anticipating Bash In Berlin at Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on August 31, 2024. This expansion follows the success of Backlash 2023, which broke records for being the highest-grossing and most-viewed Backlash in WWE’s storied history. For additional details on these events, visit [WWE’s official website](https://www.wwe.com).
**Dakota Kai’s Joy at Kairi Sane’s Return to WWE**
On a recent Twitch stream, Dakota Kai expressed her joy regarding Kairi Sane’s return to WWE, which happened during the Crown Jewel 2023 event in Saudi Arabia. Kai shared that she, along with her fellow WWE Superstars, learned about Sane’s comeback and her new alliance with Damage CTRL around the same time as the general public, noting it was “almost as though we found out the day before.” Recalling fond memories from her first tour in Japan a decade ago, Kai lauded Sane both personally and professionally, describing her as “a sweetheart” and “also deadly.”
Her full remarks about the situation and her relationship with Sane and fellow Superstar IYO were shared via a transcript from [Fightful.com](https://www.fightful.com), highlighting the tight-knit community within WWE and the enthusiasm that returning Superstars bring.
**WWE Honors the Armed Forces with Tribute to the Troops**
Looking ahead to the end of the year, WWE continues its tradition of saluting U.S. service members with the 21st annual Tribute to the Troops event. This patriotic show is set to air live on December 8, broadcasted from the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island, as a special edition of that week’s SmackDown at 8 PM EST. Throughout its history, the event has been a heartwarming tribute to the sacrifice made by the military community, and this year promises to be no different.
Tickets for this special event are currently available via [Ticketmaster](https://www.ticketmaster.com), ensuring that fans can be a part of the gratitude and celebration. WWE’s commitment to the U.S. Armed Forces is longstanding, spanning decades of military support activities, from base visits to offering free live event tickets and partnering with military organizations like Hire Heroes USA, the USO, and the National Medal of Honor Museum.
Stay tuned to our platform for more updates on these monumental events as WWE continues to create unforgettable moments for fans worldwide.