There are a number of reports on social media of fans being turned away from tonight's WWE SmackDown Live taping because they are wearing All Elite Wrestling merchandise.
Security at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena has told fans they will not be permitted entrance unless they change their clothing.
Below are some reports of fans being turned away:
I was just turned away from Smackdown because I'm wearing @AEWrestling shirt @NickJacksonYB @MattJackson13 @CodyRhodes @TheBrandiRhodes @HeyHeyItsConrad @WWE @TripleH #SmackDown #SmackdownLive #aewrestling— J RAT (@pizzaxyz) January 8, 2019
Was just turned away from attending Smackdown for wearing @AEWrestling merchandise. Was told I would NOT be allowed in or to purchase a ticket per @WWE. @MattJackson13 @NickJacksonYB @CodyRhodes you guys wouldn’t turn me away from an AEW show would you?— Alex Rodriguez (@arod0034) January 8, 2019
my friend was there wearing a shirt and had no issues. another friend saw a group of rowdy AEW fans causing problems and security asked them to calm down and it escalated to them being asked to leave.— Alex Sarti (@alexwkpartyhard) January 8, 2019