Last night’s WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden drew the highest grossing ticket gate in the history of SmackDown, according to Ariel Helwani.
Last night’s WWE Smackdown at MSG produced the highest grossest Smackdown gate of all time, per sources. Not just in NY. Of any city ever for any SD. (Smackdown has been around for 20 years.)
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 11, 2021
The show was essentially sold out, selling around 13,132 tickets, according to WrestleTix.
Women’s Match Cut
A women’s tag team match, with Zelina Vega & Carmella taking on Liv Morgan & Toni Storm was cut from last night’s SmackDown due to time constraints, according to Fightful Select.
A Happy Corbin and Kevin Owens segment was also planned for the show, but was cut earlier in the day, while the women’s match was cut during the show.
Zelina Vega, who lost her father on 9/11, tweeted after the match was cut:
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖆 𝕿𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖉𝖆𝖉 (@TheaTrinidad) September 11, 2021
— Leah Van Dale (@CarmellaWWE) September 11, 2021
— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) September 11, 2021
John Cena wrestled in a dark match after last night’s SmackDown went off the air, teaming with Rey & Dominik Mysterio to defeat Roman Reigns & The Usos.
— Balor Club Guy (@TheBalorClubGuy) September 11, 2021