It’s being reported that WWE is having trouble selling tickets for the Survivor Series pay-per-view set for November 21 in Brooklyn, New York.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, only around 6,835 for the show have been distributed.
Of those, only 4,700 were from paying fans, and 2,107 of those 4,700 were bought by secondary market brokers looking to re-sell, not people actually planning to go the show.
Here’s exactly what Dave Meltzer wrote:
I’m still at a loss regarding Survivor Series at the Barclays Center on 11/21. As of press time they were at 6,835, but as of earlier in the week it was 4,700 of that paid (it’s probably a little higher now but not much more than a few hundred) and of those, 2,107 were secondary market tickets which means 44.8 percent of ticket sales went to secondary market brokers. That sounds unusually high but for a WWE PPV show in the New York market, that is actually lower secondary market buys. So the slower sales for a big show at Barclays was a combination of fewer primary buyers but also the decline in secondary buyers. For SummerSlam, which sold out instantly at 13,600 tickets in that building in the past, that was also due to about 50 percent, or 6,800, that were secondary market buyers. So basically they are down in primary buyers but also way down in secondary buyers. The secondary market get-in price is $52
It probably doesn’t help that the whole idea of Survivor Series is the Raw vs SmackDown brand supremacy warfare stuff, but the draft is only happening a month before the show, so there’s no kind of brand loyalty built up or any reason to really care besides the match-ups themselves.
Here’s what the champion vs champion matches would be going by who the champions are right now (these can obviously change in the time between now and the show):
- Big E vs. Roman Reigns
- Damian Priest vs. King Nakamura
- Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
- RK-Bro vs. The Usos