WWE had a Sunday Stunner house show in Elmira, New York scheduled for October 9th. However, those plans have now been scrapped by the company due to low ticket sales.
According to WrestleTix, they sold 2,117 out of the 3,423 available tickets for the Sunday Stunner show. Considered a negative number by the promotion, they decided to cancel the event as a result.
WWE has removed the October 9th house show (Sunday Stunner) in Elmira, NY from its calendar. Poor ticket sales caused the cancelation.
Last check on this show:
Available Tickets => 1,306
Current Setup/Capacity => 3,423
Tickets Distributed => 2,117
— WrestleTix (@WrestleTix) September 28, 2022
The tenant of the First Arena in Elmira, Steve Donner, commented on the situation:
“We were informed by WWE that the October 9th event at First Arena is being cancelled. They were concerned that ticket sales were not moving up to their expectations in advance of the event. We are working with WWE to reschedule an event in the Spring of 2023. Refunds will be offered to ticket buyers from the source that they purchased their tickets. We are disappointed for area wrestling fans but will continue to bring wrestling events to the area.”
The Sunday Stunner event is the fifth show canceled this year by WWE. Along with the October 9th date, house shows that were scheduled for September 11th, September 25th, October 2nd and October 16th were nixed by the promotion.
The last time WWE was in Elmira, NY was back in February 2020, selling 2,300 tickets total.
In Q2 2022, WWE generated $13.2 million from live events, which was up $0.9 million from their 2021 tally. However, it should be noted that their 2021 figure was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions associated with it, but the company would pull in record-breaking revenue during that year overall.
H/T to WhatCulture for the above transcription.