WWE is bringing one of its most extreme events to the world’s most hardcore wrestling city. Philadelphia served as the home of Extreme Championship Wrestling throughout its entire existence. When WWE presents its first premium live event from the City of Brotherly Love since the COVID pandemic, Paul Heyman expects the fans to show out.
WWE announced that Extreme Rules will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on October 8. Fans will be able to get their hands on tickets on July 15. Paul Heyman spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about what makes wrestling fans in Philly different from anywhere else.
“It’s a litmus test. There’s an honesty from the Philadelphia sports fan that comes through, that permeates through the television set when you watch these events on television. There’s no BS from a Philadelphia crowd. If they like you, they will reward you and bestow on you an affirmation that is quite — no pun intended — extreme and if they don’t like you and don’t like what you’re presenting, their negative reaction is quite — no pun intended — extreme. You’re going to know where you stand when you perform in Philly.”
Paul Heyman said he is challenging the entire roster to bring their best. Heyman knows exactly how unforgiving the fans in Philly can be. He also knows that if you give the Philadelphia crowd what they pay for, they will show their appreciation.
Fans can learn more about registering for the WWE Extreme Rules presale on the company’s website. Several premium packages and experiences will also be available. It’s been a long time since WWE hosted a PPV in Philadelphia, and Paul Heyman thinks it will tell an interesting story about the state of the company.
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