WWE NXT Live Philadelphia: 11 Interesting Observations
11. A Lack Of Young Fans
Now complete with obligatory Eva Marie photo. As someone who has been to countless WWE live events since the company shifted toward a more PG-rated product, it was somewhat astonishing to see the lack of young fans at the NXT show. Sure, there were still some kids who made the trek with mom and dad or sister and brother, but they were few and far between. Instead, NXT's live event was attended by a very specific group of fans. Most were of the once-valuable 18-35 year-old demographic, largely male with their girlfriends (I know, right?) sprinkled in occasionally. Just as Triple H has built the brand into a glorified indy promotion filled with the best wrestlers on the planet, the audience reflected one.
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