WWE Responds To Fan Misbehavior In Thunderdome On Raw
Thunderdome has been an interesting experiment in crowd participation, but some WWE fans abuse the system.
It's been less than a week since WWE has implemented its Thunderdome, which turns the once-empty arenas into a sea of glowing screens with WWE fans on them, via their own computer at home. However, it only took a few days before some "fans" to abuse the system.
So far there have been screens displaying the last known photo of Chris Benoit, a KKK rally, a video of a beheading, somebody flashing their behind, and Sonya Deville's stalker's mugshot during the Sonya/Mandy match at Summerslam--just to name a few.
There have been some funny moments like the fan sleeping and somebody with their stuffed Pikachu, but it's not worth having those if fans are going to abuse the system.
"This abhorrent behavior does not reflect WWE's values and we have zero tolerance for these unacceptable acts," WWE told GameSpot in a statement. "We are working to ban those involved from future events and per our policies, any inappropriate actions result in the removal from the live stream."
While some fan's heinous actions have been highlighted online, it should be noted that these people--like the man in the KKK robe--were removed almost immediately and that there are thousands of people moving throughout the Thunderdome system.