According to a report by Fightful Select, Friday’s WWE SmackDown in Knoxville, Tennessee was the highest-grossing event in WWE history for that market. The show drew a crowd of 10,351 fans and generated a live gate of $1.2 million.
The show was headlined by a match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre for the WWE Universal Championship. The match was met with rave reviews from fans and critics alike. It was also a huge financial success for WWE, as it was the highest-grossing event in the company’s history for the Knoxville market.
The success of Friday’s SmackDown is a testament to the popularity of WWE in Knoxville. The city has a long history of supporting professional wrestling, and Friday’s show was no exception. The crowd was loud and passionate, and they made sure to let WWE know how much they appreciate the company coming to their city.
WWE is clearly doing something right in Knoxville. The company has been able to consistently draw large crowds to its events in the city, and the shows have been met with positive reviews from fans and critics alike. It will be interesting to see if WWE can continue its success in Knoxville in the years to come.