Big E Reunites With The New Day To Help Induct Thunderbolt Patterson Into WWE Hall Of Fame

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Big E Reunites With The New Day To Help Induct Thunderbolt Patterson Into WWE Hall Of Fame:-Claude “Thunderbolt” Patterson may have had to be helped to the ring for his WWE Hall of Fame induction, but once he got there, he captivated the audience with his passion and purpose.

Big E Reunites With The New Day To Help Induct Thunderbolt Patterson Into WWE Hall Of Fame

 

Inducted by The New Day β€” the full New Day, including Big E for the first time in a very long time – Patterson was called “the Jackie Robinson of professional wrestling” more than once during his segment. Patterson responded by quoting Muhammad Ali, another 2024 inductee, who stated, “Hating people because of their color is wrong, and it doesn’t matter which color does the hating, it’s just plain wrong.”

 

Throughout his statement, Patterson begged the audience to “stop killing people, stop playing the race card, and treat people the way you want to be treated. Regarding his professional wrestling career, Patterson specifically mentioned Gerald Brisco and Brian Blair.

 

He was escorted to the platform as a video tribute to his career unfolded, featuring multiple behind-the-scenes interviews showcasing his distinct charm amidst snippets of his rivalries with Dusty Rhodes, Brisco and his sibling Jack, Ole Anderson, and numerous other wrestlers. The package also included interviews with current and former WWE stars and personnel, with a focus on Black stars who highlighted Patterson’s contribution to their success.

 

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Times WWE Inflated The WrestleMania Attendance Record

WrestleMania has always been about grandiosity from the beginning. Size has always been important, from the card to the celebrity visitors to the whole presentation. It is understandable why the WWE and its supporters have been somewhat fixated with attendance statistics over WrestleMania’s history.

 

Nevertheless, it’s also not shocking that the majority of those attendance records are typically exaggerated. Those numbers are overstated in certain instances, contrary to popular belief. Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston published a report in 2019 that looked at information taken from the WWE corporate website.

 

He was able to compare the announced attendance at each WrestleMania to the paid attendance for WrestleMania 24-34 using the data in that report. In addition to those conclusions, several reports that have come to light in the past and present demonstrate the frequently substantial discrepancy between the reported and actual attendance counts. These are simply 14 instances that WWE falsified WrestleMania attendance.

 

WrestleMania XXIV

On March 30, 2008, WrestleMania XXIV was broadcast live from the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Even though there were some low points with the main show, such as a pyro malfunction that resulted in 40 injuries, the good easily overshadowed the bad, according to Pro Wrestling Stories.

 

The Money in the Bank ladder match was won by CM Punk. Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather was a really entertaining match. After winning his renowned WrestleMania streak versus Edge, The Undertaker emerged victorious as the World Heavyweight Champion. In the most poignant and unforgettable moment of the evening, Shawn Michaels naturally made many cry with his “I’m sorry, I love you” Sweet Chin Music to “retire” Ric Flair.

 

74,635 people were expected to attend WrestleMania XXIV. There was, however, an 8,935 discrepancy in the paid attendance, which turned out to be 65,700 according to Wrestlenomics’ data reporting. You should prepare yourself for the fact that the disparities in attendance will only get worse.

 

WrestleMania XXVII

WrestleMania XXVII is really a strange event. From a historical perspective, it’s essentially seen as the build-up to John Cena and The Rock’s “Once in a Lifetime” main event match at WrestleMania XXVIII. However, that match didn’t really turn out to be that special because it would go on to headline WrestleMania 29.

 

Edge won over Alberto Del Rio in another fight on the card to keep the World Heavyweight Championship. But a neck ailment forced him to retire, forfeiting the title. Thankfully, Edge made a successful comeback to WWE at the 2020 Royal Rumble, providing fans with one of the greatest moments in wrestling history prior to the global shutdown brought on by the coronavirus epidemic.

 

The Undertaker and Triple H’s horrific No Holds Barred match was one of the show’s high points, but when Michael Cole takes on Jerry Lawler and Snooki makes an in-ring visit, the entire thing falls flat. The announced attendance for WrestleMania XXVII inside the Atlanta Georgia Dome was 71,617. There was a 9,017 discrepancy in the paid attendance, which was 62,600 according to Wrestlenomics’ data reporting.

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