Low Ticket Sales Force WWE To Cancel 5th Live Event This Year


On October 9, WWE had a Sunday Stunner house show scheduled in Elmira, New York, but it appears that the live event has now been canceled because of low ticket sales.

A total of 3,423 tickets were available for the Sunday Stunner show, with only 2,117 being sold, according to WrestleTix. With WWE considering the figure a negative, the company nixed the event.

Steve Donner, Elmira’s First Arena tenant, had a few words about WWE’s decision to cancel:

“We were informed by WWE that the October 9th event at First Arena is being cancelled. They were concerned that ticket sales were not moving up to their expectations in advance of the event. We are working with WWE to reschedule an event in the Spring of 2023. Refunds will be offered to ticket buyers from the source that they purchased their tickets. We are disappointed for area wrestling fans but will continue to bring wrestling events to the area.”

WWE has also been forced to cancel four other house shows this year, all in September and October – September 11, September 25, October 2 and October 16. The October 9 date is now the fifth.

The company held a live event in Elmira, NY last in 2020, where they sold 2,300 tickets.

World Wrestling Entertainment racked up $13.2 million in live event revenue in Q2 2022, up $0.9 million from 2021. It’s important to note, however, that the promotion’s income last year from house shows was tainted by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions. Overall, the company was historic in 2021, pulling in record-breaking revenue for the year.

H/T to WhatCulture for the above transcription.