Worrying news for the WWE over Monday Night RAW
Daniel Bryan's retirement wasn't enough to save the WWE from a troublesome trend.
WWE may have had the good fortune of strong Q4 results, but there’s bad news on the horizon too as, besides the fall in TV ratings, live events have also taken a blow in 2016 with RAW failing to sell out any of its shows this year.
An example of the dip in attendance can be found in the form of Daniel Bryan’s recent retirement show which took place on February 8th in Seattle at the Key Arena and pulled in a sizable crowd of 10,000 fans, which is 1000 short of the venue's maximum capacity.
However, there could be a silver lining amongst the clouds as RAW may see its first sold-out event of the year tomorrow at Anaheim, California.
Vacancies for the event were avaiable in the week gone by but if The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is anything to go by then the event will sell out before it goes underway through walk-up sales on Monday.
WWE’s failure to record a sell out how has a worrying extent with shows in San Antonio, Birmingham, Miami, Columbus, New Orleans and Seattle all holding the unflattering record of having no sell outs.