UPDATE: The response to this article and the one that it follows has been overwhelming. Thanks to the my readers I’ve acquired additional information on the WWE house show in Leeds that caused a lot of Internet controversy over the last few days.
Justin Gabirel’s tweet, saying that the Leeds crowd “suck” has been proven to be just due to him playing up to his heel character
In the end, the reports that led to the belief that the audience in Leeds has been particularly unwelcoming seem to have been based on misinterpretation of photo material and social media cues.
Most of the fans appear to have enjoyed the show. However, there was a small group of people (5-6) stirring up the pot with teasing chants. The reason why those few made the news is that the attendance was notably poor. This allowed for the provocative minority to be heard and noticed by some journalists, which then led to a snowball effect and more and more negative articles being written about the Leeds fans.
The WWE Comment Section apologises to those who might have felt offended by the previous post on the topic. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts with me. I’ll always keep voicing the truth!
ORIGINAL: Following reports, provided by WrestlingNews.co, a series of articles were posted, reviewing the negative reaction of the crowd during last night’s WWE Live in Leeds. I also covered this topic in an article this morning. However, since then I’ve had quite a few fans reach out to me, denying the claims of hostile atmosphere during the show.
Since it’s my personal standard to represent truthfully both sides of a story, here is what some of the fans had to say:
I believe that the truth always lies somewhere in the middle. Some negative chants were started there but only a minority of the crowd participated in them and the overall fan experience was good. From the information I’ve acquired since my last article on the topic, the atmosphere in Leeds wasn’t as bad as the Internet reports made it seem.
The fans, apparently, provoked the middle finger by Cesaro, by chanting “WE THE PEOPLE”. The partial negative response to Sami Zayn was most probably due to the fact that he was facing the English superstar Adrian Neville. I still have no information on what exactly caused Justin Gabriel’s twitter comments.
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