That’s a good reason. The Coronavirus has changed the way every wrestling company gets to operate for the time being and that has especially been the case for WWE. They have been confined to the Performance Center for the last several months and it has taken quite the toll on their shows. Things need to change and that will be the case starting this week, but there might be another reason for the switch.
Earlier this week, news broke that WWE would be moving to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida starting this coming Friday. They will be occupying the venue for the foreseeable future, possibly all the way until the end of the year. The new building will offer various new resources to WWE, which should help quite a bit with Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. That is a good idea, but something else might be involved with the move.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer suggested that part of the reason for WWE’s move to the Amway Center is to make WWE look better than AEW. WWE sees AEW getting bigger and bigger and since they cannot compete with the level of quality of AEW, they need to improve the look of the show. WWE will be moving to the Amway Center starting with this week’s SmackDown and holding all television tapings there for the never several months.
The Performance Center has done well for WWE so far. Check out what they have been doing there as of late:
Opinion: I’m sure that there was something to the idea of improving the look of the show and that makes a lot of sense. That being said, it is not likely the only reason for such a change. While AEW is certainly more fast paced than WWE at the moment, they have a different style that might interest some fans more than others. The move should be a good thing for WWE though, and something that has been needed for a long time.
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