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PHOTOS: Lots of empty seats at WWE Smackdown Live

WWE’s attendance issues continued this week. Check out the photo below from Smackdown Live. One person that was at the show noted that almost the entire lower bowl and the top sections were blocked off.

The attendance issues are not limited to Monday Night Raw. The advance ticket sales for the No Mercy go-home show in San Jose, CA were weak and many lower bowl and upper deck seats were available just a couple of days before the show. That Raw show in Anaheim, CA drew just 7,000 fans. Keep in mind that they have regularly sold out shows in Anaheim in the past.

Last week’s Smackdown Live drew just 4,000 fans at the Oracle Arena. That area can hold up to 15,000 fans. The subject was brought up on Twitter last week and Road Dogg replied: “September is historically a tough month for Sports Entertainment. Not making excuses, just want all the variables figured in.”

That may be the case but attendance is way down from last year around this time. Let’s hope that things pick up in October. One of the reasons why WWE is doing their big reunion at the TLC pay-per-view (it’s a spoiler so click here if you want to read more about the reunion) is to help boost ticket sales.

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