On Monday, WWE issued a press release touting their award for Best Sporting Event at the SSE Live Awards this year.
Check out the complete announcement, which features comments from WWE COO Paul "Triple H" Levesque, below.
WWE Live Voted Best Sporting Event in the SSE Live Awards
WWE Live has been voted Best Sporting Event in the SSE Live Awards alongside other category winners including Jess Glynne (Best Solo Artist), The Script (Best Group) and conductor Andre Rieu (Best Live Entertainment).
Fans voted for their favorite live entertainment performances of 2018 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. WWE Live beat the local favorite, Scottish boxer Josh Taylor and his World Boxing Super Series match vs. Ryan Martin.
Other shows at the SSE Hydro last year included Paul McCartney, Britney Spears, Disney on Ice, Paul Simon and Harry Styles.
WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul Levesque – better known as Triple H – said: “We are thrilled to accept the 2018 SSE Live Award for Best Sporting Event.
“Our mission is to put smiles on faces and give every fan attending WWE Live a unique, action-packed, sports-entertainment experience.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the fans, and we look forward to seeing them again in 2019.”
Additionally, WWE.com posted the following on Monday afternoon:
WWE Live wins Best Sporting Event at the SSE Live Awards
WWE Live has been named Best Sporting Event in the 2018 SSE Awards, which highlight the best acts in Scottish music and entertainment and are determined by fan vote.
SmackDown LIVE claimed the honor for its international stopover at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena this past November and beat out a local favorite: hometown boxer Josh Taylor’s World Boxing Super Series fight against Ryan Martin. Other winners at the SSE Awards included The Script (Best Group), Jess Glynne (Best Solo Artist) and Andre Rieu (Best Live Entertainment).
The WWE Live show voted by fans featured then-WWE Champion AJ Styles defending his title against Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe, then-SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, and then-United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy. See photos from the now-award-winning event here.
Congratulations to the SmackDown LIVE Superstars and the entire WWE production crew on the honor.