WWE business is booming.
Despite Survivor Series being more than a month away, it was recently reported that the event had sold out aside from 15 combo tickets. These tickets give entry to Survivor Series and SmackDown the night before.
Speculation around the event has been nigh-on off the scale, with rumours swirling that CM Punk could be about to re-sign with WWE before stepping into the ring in Chicago. This speculation has continued despite numerous reports claiming any potential deal between Punk and WWE is dead.
While it’s impossible to quantify the impact — if any — the speculation has had on ticket sales, the show has become the hottest ticket in town.
It’s now been reported by Wrestle Tix that WWE has reconfigured the setup of the Allstate Arena to open up another 2,784 seats taking the total available to 15,342. The same amount of seating will also be available for SmackDown the night before.
A follow-up report from Haus Of Wrestling quotes a source as confirming high demand for tickets is behind the changes. Additionally, the stage won’t feature a Titantron, giving the arena a similar setup to Money In The Bank and Backlash earlier in 2023.
However, the source states that the ramp will be straight unlike the events above giving it a “very old school MSG style” feel.
The report adds that more changes could be made if demand proves high enough.
WarGames To Return At WWE Survivor Series
It’s recently been reported that WWE is bringing back WarGames at the event. Specific details remain thin on the ground, but it’s believed that Judgment Day will be involved.
The 2022 edition of the event featured men’s and women’s WarGames matches.