Photos – Sparse Attendance At TNA Live Event In Louisville, KY

TNA Wrestling ran a live event from Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday night. Wrestling News World reader Jeff Lile was in attendance and sent these photos as the show was underway:

This straight off the heels of Impact Wrestling’s viewership increasing big from New York City.

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  • CJ Blaze

    If I were TNA, I would offer fans to move down there on the ground for either a small fee or even free,

    • Jason

      When I attended Lockdown in Cincinnati a few years ago, they actually did just that. Anyone that was in the first 5-10 rows of the lower level was offered to move to the floor at no charge. They then moved everyone from one side of the arena to the other to fill in the 4 sections on the camera side. It was really pitiful as it was a PPV and less than 4,000 were there. What makes matters worse is that over 70% of the people in attendance were there with free tickets!

      • iWcKiller

        “over 70% of the people in attendance were there with free tickets!”

        Prove it

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      They ended up letting people move at intermission. Such a shame though.

  • Smark Twain

    This makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.

  • Dave Barton

    That switch back to 6 sides really put some butts in the seats.

  • jason witten 82

    That’s sad to see, the state of wrestling as a whole is getting sad

  • Mysterion

    Could you not have shown his original tweet instead of showing yours? He’s the one who took the photo then you’re the one hyping your twitter page.

    • Tom Mayer

      Quiet or he’ll bring back the “About Richard Gray” sections on every article.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

        Haha I might.

  • 31Forever

    To be fair, you hold a live event in an area as economically depressed and struggling as Kentucky, what would you expect the response to be?

    If people can’t afford to pay their electric or grocery bills, they damn sure don’t have the money for luxuries like live events of any type,

    • Jason

      WWE has held 4 events in the Louisville area in the past few months and has had no issues with filling arenas, including 2 sold out TV events.

    • Jeff Lile

      Louisville is a great wrestling town. Jerry Lawler and crew wrestled here every Tuesday night for a couple decades. Louisville also has OVW, the former training ground for WWE and current training ground for TNA. It’s not the city that should be blamed for the attendance. Even the baseball team promoted it like crazy at all of their games!

    • MikieMoneyIceFarris

      When WWE ran Louisville their last time for a house show at Freedom hall they had 6,000+ in an 10,000 seat Arena,

      TNA has maybe 600 in a 15,000 seast Baseball stadium. Weather factors aside

      louisville is a big Wrestling market dude.

      this isnt about Economically depressedand Struggling Kentucky

      and if KEntucky was so depressed and Struggling. then why do the Louisville Bats who play in this stadium average 12,000 a night.

      How come does the University of Louisville draws 22,000 people at the Yum Center for Mens COllege Basetball and 80,000 at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium for college football if Kentucky is Depressed and struggling

      THERE IS NO EXCUSES FOR TNA

      I just proved your point was so full of Failure

      • 31Forever

        Dude, why the personal attack?

        The reason for attendance like this can only be one of a couple of things: it would have to be either no free money for stuff like this, or that people feel that the product is inferior. Now, while I might agree that the storylines suck, I don’t think the product being put into the ring does. I think that these are performers that people want to see, and from a attractiveness level, I would say that the star power in TNA could – or should – rival WWE.

        But what I’m seeing here says that something is wrong. Might be what I just suggested, might be something else.

        Either way, not good.

        • Allen Massey

          Funny how its not just Kentucky that TNA has trouble drawing crowds though dude. Last week in Ohio and new york they got 700 ppl at both shows so by your original statement that means TNA shouldn’t run Ohio and new york either

          • 31Forever

            If that’s 700 people at that event, I’d be shocked.

            I saw TNA a couple of years back on Long Island, when Ric Flair was still with the company. The theater in question was small-ish, 1,850 Seats. But it was sold out, or at least, pretty darned full!!

  • Still real to you

    The TNA name is poison. You might be able to get a million people to watch the free tv show on Thursday nights when there is nothing else on but nobody wants to pay to watch TNA be it on ppv or live events.

    The best thing for TNA would be if Spike don’t re-new, if they re-new nothing will change and thats just not an option at this stage. TNA need to come back in 6 to 12 months with a brand new strategy, company name and new owner otherwise this business is in trouble. TNA as number 2 is dragging the rest of the industry down with it and its hardcore fans are turning people off better products.

    I couldn’t believe the amount of people Thursday night praising a show that opened and closed with a bunch of ex ECW guys in their 40s and had a title match between two ex WWE guys approaching 40.

    • MikieMoneyIceFarris

      I mean yeah seriously the only young guy TNA featured in the Opening and closing segment of the show was the Former Derrick Bateman aka EC3

      Dreamer, Rhino, the Dudleys, Angle, Taz are all in their late 30′s to Early to mid 40′s and 2 of them Angle & Taz cant even physically cant wrestle anymore

  • jman72485

    Damn that suck!

  • Tom Mayer

    I don’t mean to offend TNA fans, but it is seriously time to let this company die the death it deserves. How much does it have to bleed on the carpet before they see this?

    • Chris Hill

      LMAO dumbass WWE fanboy

  • Chris Hill

    Funny that WNW didn’t mention that it was raining

  • Evelyn L. Ford

    YEAH, I WAS ONE OF THE SORRY PEOPLE HERE AT THIS EVENT- VERY POOR ATTENDANCE- THESE PHOTOS DO NOT LIE; I WAS THERE- MY VERY FIRST TNA; ALSO, THE FIST PUMPING PRE SHOW PARTY WAS MARKED VIP ONLY; THEIR AD ON YOU TUBE IS A COMPLETE LIE- 1 HOUR BEFORE BELL AT THE SHOWS IS ON INDOOR; 2 HOURS BEFORE BELLTIME (EARLY ENTRY VIP) ON THE BASEBRAWLS; I AM NEVER GOING TO WRESTLING EVER AGAIN; JAMES STORM ALSO CALLED ME NAMES FROM THE RING; THE ONLY ONES I MET WERE AT THE MERCH STAND; I DID NOT EVEN HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A BACKSTAGE PASS- THEY ONLY CARED ABOUT THE $65 PAYING- PEOPLE; THE TRUTH IS THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ENTERTAINING ANYONE- THEY ONLY ARE AFTER THE MONEY; THEY ARE AN EXACT CLONE OF THE WWE; VERY HEARTBREAKING THAT THE ALTERNATIVE IS TRYING TO BE THE TWIN; 6 SIDED RING DOES NOT MATTER AT ALL! I HATE TNA AND ALL OF THEIR STARS- I AM NEVER WATCHING THEM EVER AGAIN- THEY ARE VERY SHADY WHEN IT COMES TO THE WAY THEY RUN THINGS- I BELIEVE THAT THEIR TIME IS VERY SHORT INDEED- HERE’S TO SPIKE FINALLY GETTING THE POINT AND THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM- THEY DO NOT REALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR FANS; THE FIST PUMPING PRE SHOW PARTY IS JUST A GIMMICK TO GET PEOPLE TO COME OUT- I NEVER GOT IT- I WAS GENERAL ADMISSION; IT’S ONLY FOR FRONT ROW!

    • Evelyn L. Ford

      AND LYING ABOUT THAT FIST-PUMPING PRE-SHOW PARTY- THAT AD THEY HAVE IS TRULY FALSE ADVERTISING AND THEY TRULY NEED TO BE REPORTED- ANYONE ON YT SHOULD REPORT THE TNA PAGE AND THE AD ON THE PARTY!