I was going to write a blog about this, but the excellent ponderings of the Boston Garden Balcony beat me to it. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is slowly becoming WWE’s new favorite playhouse in the Empire State. No one can minimize the historical importance of Madison Square Garden, but building renovations and a heightened price tag on the arena rental is starting to chip away at the aura that makes the Garden special.
Back in the day, Gorilla Monsoon used to remind us that Madison Square Garden was the “Mecca of professional wrestling.” And for good reason: In the 1970s and ’80s, many of the WWF’s singles titles changed hands in the arena, and some of the biggest bouts of that era occurred there.
But it’s been a long time since MSG hosted any major angle or title change, and this past weekend’s SummerSlam extravaganza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn — three sold-out nights there — has perhaps cemented that building as the new home base of the WWE in New York City.
I’m not sure how I feel about that. Matches at MSG had a certain aura
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