Angry WWE Fans Tried to Block Wrestlers from Leaving After the Royal Rumble

As you may have heard, wrestling fans at the Wells Fargo Center (and at home) weren’t too happy with the outcome of the Royal Rumble on Sunday night. I wasn’t happy either, but it was less of a “I feel emotionally invested and you’ve betrayed me” thing and more of a “I would have won $50 if Rusev won” thing. But that $50 is long gone and I’m okay with it.

Leaving the Wells Fargo Center, however, fans didn’t have time to calm down yet. According to some (probably exaggerated wrestling website reports), fans tried to block wrestlers from leaving the parking lot by hitting their cars with chairs, heckling them, and just getting in the way. Bleed Philly [via Wrestling Inc— careful, spammy popup] shares the story:

Most fans were very excited and happy to catch a glimpse of the talent. Unfortunately, there were a few morons who ruined it, the type who give wrestling fans a bad name.

One such guy was banging on the Usos car with his souvenir metal folding chair from the floor seats. The driver slammed on the brakes and an Uso got out from the passenger side while the heckler TOOK OFF. The Uso yelled, “Come on, man! This ain’t no wrestling s–t! Let’s go!” People cheered for this and laughed as the idiot with the chair ran away.

There was one doofus in particular who was really making a scene, and the car carrying Fandango caught the worst of it. This “fan” set up his souvenir chair directly in front of Fandango’s SUV and wouldn’t let him pass. Some other idiot was slamming a Hulk Hogan poster against the passenger side windshield and yelled, “Welcome to Philly! Hulk Hogan rules the universe! This is Philly and you ain’t s–t! We don’t like WWE’s bulls–t!” Fandango, to his credit, stared straight ahead, but he looked really annoyed.

The same guy with the chair set up in front of the car JBL was driving, but JBL swerved and went around him, blaring his horn. Byron Saxton was in the passenger seat laughing.

Paige was super cool. Her driver beeped the horn as Paige rolled down the window and slapped hands with fans.

[Editor’s note: Hey, Paige.]

Poor Fandango. His whole gimmick is that he’s a dancer, he entered the Rumble 11th, and he was the 10th person eliminated. He’s got as much to do with the match’s outcome as you do, but one fan was so mad he Tank Man of Tiananmen Square’d Fandango’s ride home. The fans do not discriminate with their hate, and poor Fandango got the worst of it.

It would be great if, from now on, lazy reporters stopped dropping “they threw snow balls at Santa” and instead went with “they hit sports entertainers’ cars with steel chairs BAHWGOD!”

UPDATE: It’s doubly hypocritical that the critique (or commentary) on female reporters’ dress comes from a guy who wears fur coats and neon Beats headphones on the sideline.

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17 Responses

  1. None of this would be happening if it wasn’t for that GODDAMN CYNDI LAUPER. Her brain’s a dehydrated BB.

  2. My name is Paul Heyman. I’m the 1 behind the 1 in 21-1 in The Undertaker’s WrestleMania steak. I’m the advocate for the reigning, defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion, BAARACK LESNARRR… You don’t want the Beast Incarnate angry at you too. Do you?? My client had none of these exaggerated issues leaving the Wells Fargo Center. A couple of the unwashed dregs of society attempted to show their displeasure but a majority cheers for my Beast. Now Mr. Adair stick to what your best at, writing pretentious drivel, and don’t block my Beast’s exit again. You won’t like what BRRROCCKK LESNARRR will do to you….

  3. I BREAK NECK OF RAISIN BALLS JABRONI FANDANGO. HE NO GOOD SON OF BITCH. I BREAK HIS BACK FUCK HIS ASS MAKE HIM HUMBLE. ROMAN REIGNS HE RAT TURD I SUPLEX HIM UNTIL LOAD FROM THE ROCK SHOOT OUT HIS ASSHOLE. RESPECT THE LEGEND FUCK THE HULK HOGAN

  4. Did you just qualify a link with “careful, spammy pop-up”?
    You do know the first fucking thing that happens when people visit this site, yes?
    Fucking hypocritical tool.

  5. How is it that this complete bullshit gets any play in a so-called “sports blog?”

  6. Son, didn’t I tell you not to bet on a sure loser? Well Pro wrestling is made up of 100% sure losers. Son, please listen to your mother.

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