It appears that the WWE Universe took their disapproval with Sunday night's Royal Rumble beyond the arena seats at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Frustration spilling over
We all saw, and heard, the anger and frustration from WWE fans as they watched what was a hugely disappointing Rumble but now one eye witness report has revealed an altercation between fans and a number of WWE Superstars outside the 16,000 seat arena.
Nate Albright, a fan in attendance at last night's Royal Rumble, relayed the situation as he saw it to Wrestling Inc.
Describing a busy scene as wrestlers attempted to leave the arena in their vehicles, Alrbright makes it clear that most fans (and wrestlers) were in good spirits. There were though a number of fans intent of letting their frustrations be known.
"There were a few morons who ruined it...One such guy was banging on the Usos car with his souvenir metal folding chair from the floor seats. The driver slammed on the brakes and an Uso got out from the passenger side while the heckler TOOK OFF," explained Albright.
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"The Uso yelled, 'Come on, man! This ain't no wrestling s**t! Let's go!' People cheered for this and laughed as the idiot with the chair ran away."
While WWE fans have every right to be unhappy with a show they pay good money to see this one particular fan clearly went too far. You can debate the rights and wrongs of the WWE Superstar himself confronting the fan but either way tensions were clearly running high in Philly.
The same report mentions another incident this time involving Fandango:
"There was one doofus in particular who was really making a scene...This "fan" set up his souvenir chair directly in front of Fandango's SUV and wouldn't let him pass. Some other idiot was slamming a Hulk Hogan poster against the passenger side windshield and yelled, 'Welcome to Philly! Hulk Hogan riles the universe! This is Philly and you ain't s**t! We don't like WWE's bulls**t!"
This time the wrestler opted to simply ignore the goading from fans but again it looks like an ugly scene as tempers rose.
WWE losing support
It is unfortunate that the WWE Superstars were on the front line to take the abuse from fans leaving the Royal Rumble last night.
Yes they were involved in a show that has been panned by virtually everyone who watched it, but it is the WWE creative and CEO Vince McMahon who ultimately decide how to structure the Rumble.
Clearly the 2015 incarnation of the event was a major misstep. Roman Reigns emerged victorious but the crowd had already turned following the early elimination of Daniel Bryan.
With tonight's RAW show having suffered complications due to extreme weather it looks like those in charge will have to wait a little longer to try and appease fans who have made themselves clear - whether through inappropriate parking lot confrontations or social media trends.
What do you think WWE fans? Did any of you see the altercations? Or were you simply amongst the fans left disappointed watching on TV? Let us know in the comments section below...
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