I LOVED Jericho vs. EVIL. It was my favourite match on the card. The Tag League final was ace too. I wish Bushi and Takagi had won it though. Takagi is becoming one of my favourites in such a short space of time. Enjoyed the whole show. Such a blessing after Crown Jewel.
I have no idea what the attendance actually was but why post pics of the crowd an hour before the event starts? Just makes it look like you are trying to fake a story. If there were only 5,000 there then wait for the event to start and take some photos of the empty areas then.
I’m not doubting that attendances are down, I had an email last week offering floor seats for just over £30 each for the Birmingham house show. They were the last few rows but I believe these seats would normally be a hell of a lot more than that. Incidentally I went to the Birmingham house show in May which took place on the same night as the SD tapping in London and the NEC was a near sell out. So it shows how bad interest in the UK must have fallen since May.
I think there’s probably two reasons for that: a poor product, and an over-saturation of the market. WWE has been here a lot this year (the RAW side flew over I think in August or September just to do a house show in London), on top of all the other wrestling promotions taking place. There’s more NXT UK tapings to come later this month too in Liverpool.
It could also be a rebuke to Crown Jewel, the name of which amusingly wasn’t uttered on RAW once (it became “this past Friday on the WWE Network”).
Well apparently Becky broke her nose and suffered a concussion and is off the Survivor Series card.
That absolutely sucks for the entire division in my opinion. But then Becky vs Rhonda is probably the biggest match they could do across both the male and female divisions at the moment so maybe they should string it out until WrestleMania.