WWE is returning to one of its most notorious venues for tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw. The Norfolk Scope is the arena where D-Generation X infamously invaded WCW Monday Nitro. Fans in Virginia have happily gobbled up over 7,000 tickets for the show, making it a legitimate sellout.
Ticket sales got off to slow start after WWE returned to touring. Fans were wary of COVID fears and vaccine mandates, and many were simply used to not attending live events. Tonight’s sellout is a huge statement that WWE can still be a major draw in a post-pandemic world.
Dave Meltzer reported the sellout via Twitter. A pro wrestling setup would normally allow for around 7,000 fans at the Scope. Tonight’s crowd is expected to be over 7,200.
“Tonight’s Raw in Norfolk is legitimately sold out. Not sold out with no upper deck tickets being sold, etc. With the stage, a pro wrestling sellout would be a little over 7,000 at the Scope Arena and they were this morning past 7,200.”
The Norfolk Scope has been a hotbed for pro wrestling since it opened in 1971. The NWA, WCW, and WWE have held many television tapings, house shows, and pay-per-view events in the historic venue. The famed D-Generation X invasion might have been the arena’s most famous wrestling moment.
WWE has to be thrilled with the news of a legitimate sellout. Every promotion has had its share of problems moving tickets since the shutdowns of 2020. Tonight, the WWE Universe showed that they are still more than willing to pack a building to see their favorite superstars.
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