Dot Net reader Brian Oglesby attended the Smackdown and 205 Live event in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday and sent the following report.
The entire upper deck was tatted off as well as two sections on the hard camera side.
The Hype Bros defeated Tyler Breeze and Fandango in the dark match before Smackdown went live.
Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler defeated AJ Styles and The Miz in tag match after 205 Live ended.
There were constant reminders throughout the night about 205 Live. If they were trying to keep the crowd there once Smackdown ended it did not work. About 1/4 of the crowd left after the Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton vs. American Alpha main event of the Smackdown television show. At least half of the crowd or more were gone before the start of the Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann main event.
Fans who were seated on the hard camera side of the arena were moved over to opposite side by some of the WWE staff to fill in the empty seats from fans that had left. An entire row of seats behind me were empty and I was third row from the floor directly opposite hard camera.
AJ Styles and the duo of Wyatt and Orton got the biggest reactions. There were loud chants for Orton during the tag match.
A decent show overall and the title change on 205 Live was a pleasant surprise, but it felt like we watched more on the video screen than we actually saw in the ring. I was disappointed by that aspect.