Bad, in every sense of the word. Wrestling is a hard thing to predict. The quality of the show may or may not have much effect on how many people attend the show, which isn’t exactly common sense. SmackDown Live has been pretty entertaining in recent weeks, yet that didn’t seem to matter when it came to last night’s show, which had something notably missing from the arena.
According to 411mania.com, this week’s edition of SmackDown Live was very poorly attended with the hard camera side of the arena almost entirely tarped off. The fans who were in attendance for SmackDown Live were mostly gone for 205 Live, which had large sections of empty seats visible on camera, with the endzone section almost completely empty. The arena, which opened one year ago Wednesday, holds about 20,000 people.
— Terrance Calhoun (@TDC1987) September 4, 2018
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Opinion: I’m not sure what kind of a positive spin you can put on something like this. There’s no way around it: the arena is more empty than full with the entire side of the arena tarped off and some sections of empty seats elsewhere. I don’t know if there was something else going on that caused the low attendance, but you can barely look at what happened here and see it as anything but bad.
What do you think caused such low attendance? How bad must that make the wrestlers feel? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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