Welcome back. The Coronavirus pandemic hash changed the way wrestling works and that has been the case for well over a year now. There have been very few moments which have felt even remotely normal and so much of that has been due to the lack of fans in attendance. Fans give the show a huge burst of energy and now we know when one promotion will have them back.
Impact Wrestling has announced that a limited number of fans will be allowed in to Slammiversary on July 17. This will be the first time that Impact Wrestling has allowed fans to be in attendance for one of their shows since events taped in March 2020. There is no word on how many fans will be attending. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday June 4.
In addition to the show, everyone in attendance will receive the following:
• Commemorative ticket with lanyard.
• The official Slammiversary T-shirt.
• The official Slammiversary Mounted Poster.
• A post-show Commemorative Photo, Ringside or on the Entrance Ramp – with the actual, official X-Division Championship Belt.
• A Swatch of the official Match-Used Slammiversary Canvas. (Fans will have the chance to see the canvas be cut immediately after the PPV.)
• IMPACT-branded swag
• Complimentary water, soft drinks, chips, candy bars and some Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Protein Bars – courtesy of Robert Irvine and, of course, Gail Kim.
It would be a huge upgrade. Check out where we might be going for Slammiversary:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that really could help out a lot. Impact Wrestling has managed to survive for a long time with no fans but we are reaching the point where that feels a bit outdated. I understand the idea of not having a full house for the show, but it would be strange to see an event with no fans that much further into the future. Hopefully the show is good, but that might the lesser story.
What do you expect from the show? How much will fans help? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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