WWE Achieves Record High CWC Attendance for NXT TakeOver: In Your House

Published 06/13/2021, 9:22 PM EDT


WWE has promoted NXT TakeOver: In your House to the moon and fans are excited to see yet another PPV display of the rising stars in the company. With a stacked match card involving some established names as well as new talents, the event really hit the home run in many aspects. 

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On the show itself, the WWE commentary team confirmed that the crowd attending the event was the most the Capitol Wrestling Center has ever hosted. This comes as a welcome change compared to the usually empty stands due to the pandemic. 

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The same information was reported earlier by Fightful Select and has now been confirmed by WWE. According to the report, about 300 people were allowed into the CWC, an enormous increase from the normal 80. Prior to the event, several tweets highlighted how packed the house was. This just proved how much WWE is trying to push NXT.

It was also reported that WWE has lifted nearly all COVID-19 protocols to allow fans into the building. However, those that have tested positive in the last 14 days, or have come in contact with those that have, were asked to stay at home. COVID-19 testing is no longer necessary to enter the premises. Furthermore, social distancing and mask protocols were also lifted, given the positive trend in the infection rate in the area. 

WWE did not allow fans to park near the Capitol Wrestling Center

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer noted earlier that WWE will not allow fans to park outside the CWC or in its area. This is because it was not built for such a capacity or for hosting heavy events. Hence, fans were reportedly asked to park vehicles at Full Sail University. 

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“They will not allow anyone to park there. They told everyone to go to Full Sail and then they will take them by bus to the Performance Center. I just found out this morning that they have told everyone if they want to go to TakeOver to go to Full Sail and then we’ll take you by bus to the Performance Center,” Meltzer noted. (h/t Wrestle Zone)

Needless to say, the presence of more fans added the extra factor to performances, and the hype was truly incredible. Triple H could be looking at yet another PPV success for NXT in the marathon. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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