That’s not a great sign. As you know from watching WWE as of late, or just from the fact that you know how wrestling works, it should be clear that we are in WrestleMania season. That means it’s time to get ready for the biggest show of the year as we have a lot of things left to do. It’s also the time to set things up in a way to convince fans to go to the show, and that might not have been going very well so far.
Back in 2006, WWE ran WrestleMania 22 in (or near) Chicago at the Allstate Arena. That was the last time the event has taken place in an arena as every show since then has been held in a football stadium. It makes sense too, as there is no reason to limit the amount of tickets that can be sold by holding an event in a place about 20% the size of a major stadium. This year though, things aren’t looking as great.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this year’s secondary ticket market for WrestleMania 36 is not looking as strong as usual. There is not as much interest this year, with the scalper market not being as intense for the cheaper seats. Several of the seats are currently available for less than market value and as of Thursday night, the show is not yet sold out.
Maybe these things could help. Check out what WWE wants to see at the show:
Opinion: The important words here are “secondary market”, meaning WWE has already got the money out of the seats sold. A lot of these seats will wind up selling closer to the date of the show when the price goes down even lower. Throw in the rest of the tickets being available having nearly sixty days left to sell and everything should be fine. The place will be at least close to sold out and as long as it looks that way, WWE will be happy.
Are you surprised by the low ticket sales? Will the show sell 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 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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