In its ceaseless quest for growth, WWE reportedly evaluates potential modifications to one of its most beloved venues. The considerations come from a record-breaking episode of "SmackDown" at the revered Madison Square Garden.
This past Friday, WWE's "SmackDown" returned to Madison Square Garden. The event culminated in a dramatic moment when Jey Uso threw down the gauntlet, challenging the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. However, the buzz didn't just revolve around this clash.
Once the episode wrapped up, WWE made a noteworthy announcement: the event set a new record for the highest-grossing WWE event ever held at Madison Square Garden and the highest-grossing domestic "SmackDown" in the company's history.
WWE Contemplates Smaller MSG Stage
Following the successful "SmackDown" episode at Madison Square Garden, Andrew Zarian from the Wrestling Observer reported that WWE is contemplating a shift in their stage layout at the iconic New York venue.
This change aims to reduce the stage setup's size, allowing an increase in the seating capacity. "WWE will be considering running a much smaller stage set up at MSG. It will depend on early ticket sales," Zarian tweeted. As per WrestleTix data, the most recent "SmackDown" event was nearly a sell-out, garnering an impressive crowd of over 13,500 fans, a testament to the continuing allure of these WWE events.
Jey Uso's direct challenge to "The Tribal Chief" Roman Reigns, in the aftermath of the Tribal Court, was not the only memorable moment of the night. Fans were also treated to the return of WWE Hall of Famer Edge. Known as "The Rated R Superstar," Edge initially graced the event as a guest on "The Grayson Waller Effect." However, a verbal joust with the show's host, Grayson Waller, culminated in a singles match.
This fight marked Waller's debut on the main roster, providing an electrifying moment for WWE fans. The WWE's consideration of altering its stage setup at Madison Square Garden underscores the company's dedication to providing the best experience for its fans and continuing its growth trajectory.
As the early ticket sales roll in, fans will anticipate what these potential changes might entail for future WWE events.