It was nice while it lasted. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the world works and that has included professional wrestling. There are only so many ways to present a weekly wrestling show at the moment and WWE has had to make some changes to keep things going. This mainly involves changing the show’s location, which has meant spending several months in Orlando, Florida at the Amway Center. That could not last forever though, and now things are changing up.
With the new year almost upon us, it is time for WWE to move out of the Amway Center, which is also the home of the Orlando Magic basketball team. That means WWE is going to need to find a new place to go and that is exactly what they have with Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. WWE will no longer be in the Amway Center, and now the arena is saying a kind goodbye.
The Amway Center Twitter account has sent WWE a farewell message, thanking them for staying in the building for 119 days and 37 shows, with this week’s Monday Night Raw being the final event. They also wished WWE well and hoped that they would be back in the arena soon. WWE has held Monday Night Raw, SmackDown and pay per views in the arena since August.
After a record-breaking 119 days & 37 shows, @WWE hosted its final broadcast from Amway Center. We loved welcoming all the incredible WWE fans into the arena virtually over the last four months and we can’t wait until our WWE family returns to Orlando again soon! #ThankYouWWE pic.twitter.com/ALoVlXy7CR
— Amway Center (@AmwayCenter) December 8, 2020
The building has done well. Check out some of the moments in the Amway Center:
Opinion: That’s rather nice to see from the Amway Center as the building was one of the longest serving homes for WWE TV in history. This was a very weird situation to have to deal with and it was good for WWE to be able to be there for that long. If nothing else, it gave the arena’s staff a check for a few months, which very well could be a huge bridge while at this point.
How did Amway Center work for WWE? What are you expecting from Tropicana Field? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!