WWE and Saudi Arabia have a 10-year deal and they are just two years into it. Their third event might have been widely panned, but they still looked to have filled the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium. That apparently wasn’t the case at all.
The Jeddah venue is set up to hold 62,345 fans, but WWE didn’t come close to selling out the event this time around.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE Super ShowDown only brought in around 21,000 fans for the big event. It looked like they had far more people when you were watching on television, but WWE have become very good at making it look like there are more people at an event than there really are.
This is interesting as we previously reported that there was a surge in ticket purchases when they went on sale. There was also a lot of hope that the Super ShowDown would bring a lot of walk-up tickets. That didn’t happen.
Keep in mind that this was a bought show which was paid for by Saudi Arabia so they footed the entire bill. WWE didn’t get money from the ticket sales which were very low anyway.
All WWE had to do was bring a show and that’s what they did no matter how many people actually showed up to watch them.