Curb Stomp Is Not Banned, WWE/Tapout Update, Recent WWE Attendance
– Below are some recent WWE attendance figures:
April 30th in Lakeland, FL for NXT drew 225 fans
May 1st in Syracuse, NY drew 4,500 fans (tour Daniel Bryan was pulled from)
May 1st in Tampa, FL for NXT drew 325 fans
May 2nd in Hamilton, ONT drew 6,500 fans (tour Daniel Bryan was pulled from)
May 2nd in Halifax, NS drew a sellout of 5,500 fans (Roman Reigns tour)
May 3rd in Oshawa, ONT drew 4,400 fans (tour Daniel Bryan was pulled from)
May 3rd in St. John, NB drew 4,000 fans (Roman Reigns tour)
May 3th in Montreal for RAW drew 10,811 fans with 8,700 paid
– As far as the “Curb Stomp” finishing move used by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is concerned, it appears that it is not completely banned. The word going around within WWE is that the move is “on hold” until WWE’s concussion lawsuits are gone, or are no longer an active threat.
– WWE’s new deal with apparel company Tapout is actually more than just a sponsorship commitment, we have learned that WWE has actually purchased an equity stake in the company. We should have some more specific details on this story later this week.
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(Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)