The ‘critical’ response to WWE Backlash this past Sunday night was amongst the most resoundingly negative towards any wrestling PPV event of the year, with fans expressing their disappointment in both the in-ring wrestling and the overall booking of the PPV.
We also noted that many fans were spotted leaving The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ during the main event match between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns, and the fleeing of fans reportedly did not go unnoticed by Vince McMahon.
According to Slice Wrestling, the fan response to WWE Backlash was said to be an “eye-opener” for Vince McMahon on the current state of the WWE product, and you can read more below:
Vince McMahon Was Not Happy About Large Groups Of The Audience Walking Out Of #BackLash During The Roman Match As He Values The New York/New Jersey Crowd More Than Any Other. This Was Said To Be A Big Eye Opener To Vince McMahon On The Current State Of The WWE Product pic.twitter.com/5rklbvE07x
— SW (@SliceWrestling) May 7, 2018
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