By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Dot Net reader A.A. Norman of Tulsa, Oklahoma attended Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown television event at BOK Center and sent the following report.
While the doors opened 1.5 hours before the show most fans didn’t get to their seats until right before the dark match with Ali and Buddy Murphy, which the crowd loved.
The sign confiscation official, a bald man in a suit, got to work early on the camera side, notably a “SAVE US HHH.” At least a dozen signs were confiscated ( they seemed to take multiple ones from the same people at a time so i suspect it was one bad sign getting everything taken away) and thrown in garbage cans placed behind the floor audience.
Roman Reigns and Bayley were the most popular merchandise and sign topics. For those who haven’t attended a live show before, I recommend purchasing merch in advance during wweshop sales, as on-site merch is limited and full price.
Tulsa area has endured a lot the past week in severe weather (floods, tornadoes) so if we were quieter and smaller crowd, I hope nobody judges us too harshly.
Tulsa BOK Center upper level was covered (its been open in past house and Raw shows I’ve attended) and there were empty seats in all sections. The crowd really cleared as 205 Live began. This was also the first show I recall there not being a national anthem recording beforehand here.
Biggest Cheers in no particular order: Ali, Bayley, R-Truth, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston.
Biggest Jeers: Kevin Owens, Elias, the first time they mentioned the Saudi Arabia show
A little surprise: The dead crowd for 205 Live had some life during Jack Gallagher match, including a few chants I couldn’t understand.
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