WWE SmackDown at MSG Reportedly Opened Biggest Door in Show History | Launderer report
WWE’s first show at Madison Square Garden in two years turned out to be a huge financial success.
By MMA reporter Ariel helwani, Friday Night SmackDown produced the tallest door in the show’s history dating back to 1999.
It’s no surprise that a WWE live show in Madison Square Garden sets at least a financial record. Ticket prices for any event in New York, especially MSG, will be high regardless of the circumstances.
When you combine that with the loadout of WWE, there was no doubt that last night’s SmackDown was going to do big business.
The show opened with Brock Lesnar challenging Roman Reigns to a game. The table chef agreed to the match at the end of the show, but he will first defend the Universal Title against “The Demon” Finn Balor at Extreme Rules on September 26th.
Other segments of the show included Becky Lynch signing the contract to defend the SmackDown Women’s Title against Bianca Belair on pay-per-view, and Seth Rollins defeated Edge in a formidable pay-per-view match.
Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young solidified his status as MSG’s biggest villain right now when he attacked Rey Mysterio in a 10-a-side tag team game.
It looks like Edge is either banned from TV at the moment, or he could transfer to Raw at some point. He was taken out of the arena in an ambulance after being hit by a series of superkicks and being stomped by Rollins.
WWE is return at Madison Square Garden for their traditional after-Christmas house show on December 26th.