It’s being reported that “lots and lots” of fans left during last night’s AEW Rampage taping in Boston, Massachusetts.
As usual, the taping took place after Dynamite, which itself took place after Dark: Elevation tapings, which is something that a lot of people have pointed out as a potential flaw because a crowd can easily get worn out on so much wrestling.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that fans left after the Bryan Danielson vs Eddie Kingston match, which was the first of three Rampage matches. The two that followed were Dante Martin vs Matt Sydal, and Britt Baker vs Abadon.
“Next was Dante Martin against Matt Sydal. The match was good – one of the things though is the crowd chanted, they were doing a lot of wrestling and they were doing less acrobatics than in their previous matches, and the crowd was chanting, ‘We want flips’, so they were not appreciative of the mat work.
“Also I’m gonna say this, and this is not a social experiment but it is a social experiment at the same time. Lots and lots of people left after the Eddie Kingston/Bryan Danielson match. Many, many, many, many people. That absolutely happened, just like at the show we mentioned before with Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair. It absolutely happened. So I can get all this hatemail, or I won’t, because it happened.”
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Last month, Meltzer had reported that 1,500 fans left a Raw show during a segment involving Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair, which is something that Bliss specifically took to social media to deny.
Spoilers for AEW Rampage can be found at this link.