REWIND-A-WAI #54: WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne (2002)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne from August 10, 2002 headlined by The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Undisputed Championship.

Recorded live from Colonial Stadium and later released on WWE Home Video, this event marked the company’s first return to Australia since 1986. 

We review the full SmackDown-branded event and discuss its impressive financial performance, dark matches missing from its recorded version, the “loose” commentary of Tazz and Michael Cole, as well as the absence of Hulk Hogan.

This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Alex Williams.

Watch this event on WWE Network by clicking here (account required).

Photo Courtesy: WWE

WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne
August 10, 2002
Colonial Stadium
Melbourne, Australia

*WWE Undisputed Championship: The Rock © vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
*Bra & Panties Match: Torrie Wilson vs. Stacy Kiebler
*Chris Jericho vs. Edge
*WWE Tag Team Titles: The Un-Americans (Christian & Lance Storm) © vs. Kidman & Rey Mysterio
*WWE Cruiserweight Title: Jamie Noble © vs. The Hurricane
*Kiss My Ass Match: Rikishi vs. Rico

Next time on Rewind-A-Wai: The Wrestler (1974)

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