During last night’s edition of Raw, no less than 20 plus beach balls were being tossed around the Barclays Center is an attempt by some members of the WWE audience to disrupt the broadcast although only a few made it on screen.
During the Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox match, a fan blew up a beach ball and began bouncing it. The crowd became distracted with the situation as the fan was being escorted out of the arena, according to PWInsider.
This was not the only incident throughout the evening with another Beach Ball being tossed around during the 8 men Cruiserweight Tag team match and the match between Finn Balor and Jason Jordan. By this stage of the evening, several fans had been ejected from the arena.
Strangely though WWE began acknowledging the Beach Ball shenanigans, especially during the Tag team Main Event of the evening when John Cena noticed one of the balls and waved at the ball’s direction. One has to wonder if the fan ejections were due to arena policy rather than WWE actively seeking out fans for bad behavior.
WWE producer Brian “Road Dogg” James expressed his displeasure with the disruptions in a tweet on Twitter:
Disrespect at its core. Not just to Finn, to all the talent.— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) August 22, 2017
Fans much like WWE themselves seem divided on the whole situation - Is it harmless fun or disrespect?, Let us know.