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10 Times Wrestling Crowds Actually RUINED The Moment

Maybe doing wrestling shows without fans might not be so bad after all.

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Wrestling fans, like the wrestlers themselves, are essential to the product's success. A hot crowd can elevate the level of any match and help it break into a new category of quality. AEW, and latterly WWE, have both realized this and now line their barricades with other talent to make up for the absence of their supporters.

It is tough to beat the real thing. What the companies offer now is an okay substitute, but people want to see themselves when they watch wrestling. They want to see their friends. They want to see the wrestling community. They want to be at events and say whatever it is they want and make their voice heard.

Sometimes though, that isn't the best thing. While wrestling fans can help matches, sometimes they can hinder just as much by either not being interested or just straight up being toxic, killing matches and moments before they could even get going.

While the world will at some point allow wrestling fans to come back into the crowd, and fans will certainly be happy to return to their favorite seats in their local arenas and bingo halls, they'd do well to avoid recreating any of the moments on this list.

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