|Philly to get TWO dates of this now|
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Reports state that the presale allotment for the first show sold out in less than an hour, which is not surprising given how much of a wrestling hub AND a smark-ass town that Philly is. If you add in people traveling from other metros (which is not shocking given how close Philly is in proximity to New York and DC), the demand was gonna be high. My guess is WWE officials had the second date on retainer in case of a monstrous presale, and lo and behold, it happened.
It will be interesting to see how other venues shake out in terms of demand. If you remember, both Cleveland and Columbus flocked to the box office to glom up tickets for the Arnold Classic shows. Albany doesn't seem like a strong WWE hotbed, but it is a close central location for Boston, New York, and Buffalo/Rochester. Pittsburgh and the return dates to Ohio ought to sell huge too. These shows are almost guaranteed to be a precursor to something even bigger for NXT, which again, is manna from heaven if you're a fan and possibly a death sentence if you're an indie promoter. Stay tuned.