According to ringsidenews.com, while the Money in the Bank show is selling quite well, Takeover: Chicago II is currently sitting at about 7,000 tickets sold. The site of the show, the Allstate Arena, holds about 18,000 people for wrestling events and has hosted a WrestleMania before. It should be noted that as of this morning, no matches have been announced for Takeover: Chicago II.
I bet this would sell some tickets.
Opinion: I’m really not sure why this is surprising. As mentioned, there are no matches currently announced for Takeover: Chicago II and that’s going to prevent a lot of people from buying seats. If you have no idea what to expect, why would you put your money down? At the same time, it’s not surprising that the show isn’t doing well when there’s such a big show the next night. If you can only pick one, odds are most fans are going to pick the show with the bigger stars. That being said, there are still three weeks to go to sell tickets so things should be fine.
Are you surprised by the numbers being low? Will NXT sell the place out? 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 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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