The Wrestling Observer is reporting that last week's WWE Smackdown taping in Toledo, OH, was one of the worst attended WWE events in recent history as it drew 3,200 fans with only 1,600 of them being paid audience members.
A correspondent for WZ attended the tapings live, and sent us in a photo of the tarped off side of the Huntington Center, which you can view if you CLICK HERE. WWE reportedly only sold tickets on the camera side of the arena to give the impression that the building was full for the tapings.
Matt Bishop, a columnist for the SLAM! Wrestling, had the following to say about the taping: "Tuesday's tapings of WWE Smackdown, Superstars and NXT wasn't notable because of what happened in the ring, but rather because of what was happening outside the ringside area. Or more appropriately, what wasn't happening.
Toledo's second WWE show of 2011, this time at Huntington Center, was notable because of the lack of fans inside the facility, with almost all of the camera side tarped off, along with a large part of the upper bowl, including all of the seats in the end zone."