Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe’s match headlined the Backlash pay-per-view but for whatever reason, there were people leaving in droves. It might have been the fact that this match took place after 11:00 pm and people had to work in the morning or the fact that it included several long spots where someone was just held down in a headlock. It also might have had something to do with the fact that Roman Reigns just isn’t over.
We previously reported about all of the people leaving the building in droves and as you can see there were a lot of people leaving early.
Slice Wrestling reports that Vince McMahon didn’t react to this well. Since he values the New York market so much the news that so many people exited the event hit him especially hard. It was reported that this was “eye-opening” regarding Vince’s view of the current WWE product.
Only time will tell how much this might go to really change things.
Vince McMahon Was Not Happy About Large Groups Of The Audience Walking Out Of #BackLash During The Roman Match As He Values The New York/New Jersey Crowd More Than Any Other. This Was Said To Be A Big Eye Opener To Vince McMahon On The Current State Of The WWE Product pic.twitter.com/5rklbvE07x
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