With the return of John Cena and Rusev and the Return of the Punjabi prison match. it looked like Battleground would be a certain sellout or maybe not?
WWE Battleground 2017 will take place on Sunday July 23, from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The arena holds just over 19,500, which would normally be no problem for WWE to sell out. but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It has being reported by wrestlinginc.com that WWE are offering tickets for the show at half there original price.
This Sunday’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view is not sold out, and there are still tickets available in the second and third rows. WWE also emailed out the promo below offering tickets at a discounted price, with $55 seats being over half off at $25:
It seems the return of John Cena has not worked as well as WWE hoped, maybe fans are sick of seeing him feud with Rusev. it’s not like we haven’t seen the feud before and I think we all know how it’s going to end and no this isn’t me hating on Cena I just feel there is no way he’s losing his first feud back in the WWE. The idea of seeing a Punjabi prison match in 2017 between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton has turned the fans away from buying tickets and attending the show, the match didn’t work back when The Great Khali used it 10 years ago.
I personally think that the over-saturation of WWE PPV’s at the moment is starting to affect fans, most fans can’t afford to attend two Pay-per-views a month. While the Card for Battleground looks like a good show on paper it’s a lot of matches that have been seen before and people may get sick of that.
I feel that WWE will struggle to sell out arenas for Pay-Per-Views as fans simply cant afford the cost, and would much rather attend one and skip the other or even not attend any PPV.
As always let us know what you think in the comments. Will you be attending, watching at home or not watching at all?