WWE News

Reason Behind WWE Not Allowing Talents In Crowd To Sit Down During Tapings

RAW SmackDown SD Logos

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 28, 1995) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1995’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Adam Bomb vs. Gus Kantarrakis

– Henry Godwinn vs. John Crystal

– Rad Radford vs. Mike Khoury

– Duke The Dumpster Droese vs. Bob Cook

– Kama vs. Bill Weaver

– The British Bulldog & Lex Luger vs. Roy Raymond & Laurice Moralis

• Reason Behind WWE Not Allowing Talents In Crowd To Sit Down During Tapings

WWE brought back live crowds to their programming this week by using Performance Center trainees as fans. A strange thing about the idea is that WWE didn’t let them sit down while they were on air.

The reason behind this is that WWE wanted to have a mosh pit party kind of atmosphere during the shows, as PWInsider reports.

“I was told that the standing was supposed to make it kinda like a ‘mosh pit party’ sort of atmosphere. They brought out chairs for in between matches for them to sit, but they had to stand for like 10 hours that day.

The Plexiglass I was told was a test so if and when they go back to doing live events and they are in bigger bigger buildings with people it will keep someone who is asymptomatic from touching a wrestler and potentially passing something on by coughing or sneezing or it’s just a way for the fans to be able to see everything while also having more of a barrier between performer and audience.”

To Top