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Actual Attendance For This Week’s RAW Revealed, Poor Attendance For SmackDown (Photos)

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 25, 1985) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling

On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF The Wrestling Classic’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Tiger Chung Lee vs. Jose Luis Rivera

– Terry Daniels vs. Rene Goulet

– Rocky Johnson vs. Samula

– The Haiti Kid & Tiger Jackson vs. Pancho Boy & Dana Carpenter

– Tony Garea vs. Israel Matia

– Salvatore Bellomo vs. Ron Shaw

– Gamma Singh vs. Dave Barbie

– WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan vs. The Iron Sheik

• Actual Attendance For This Week’s RAW Revealed, Poor Attendance For SmackDown (Photos)

This week turned out to be very bad for WWE in terms of fans in attendance at their shows.

WWE wasn’t able to sell out the Tacoma Dome for WWE Stomping Grounds and they curtained off the the entire hard-cam side section to hide empty seats.

Below are some photos:

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that about 6,000 fans were in attendance for the PPV, with about 4,000-4,500 paid fans:

“They were giving away a lot of tickets — a lot of two for one — the paid was not good. I heard 6,000 in the building, but maybe 4,000 to 4,500 paid.

I can’t remember a WWE pay-per-view in a long time where they did that little paid. I can’t remember a WWE pay-per-view where they were giving away tickets at the mall either.”

Then on this week’s RAW, WWE once again faced an issue with attendance as Wrestling Observer is reporting that only 3,500 fans were in attendance for this week’s RAW. This turned out to be one of the smallest RAW crowds ever.

This week’s SmackDown had low attendance as well and below are a couple of photos:

        
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