Take your shoes off. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things about the wrestling world, with the biggest being the lack of fans allowed to attend the events. That is not the kind of thing that you can prepare for and it is no surprise that it has taken time for wrestling companies, including WWE, to adjust to the new normal. WWE has a few ways around it, and we will be seeing one of those for a little longer.
Starting back in March, WWE ran most of its television shows out of the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. This was a move more out of necessity than anything else and there is nothing wrong with that. The biggest problem with the venue was the size, as the Performance Center is not the flashiest building and there are only so many ways to present the shows without making everything feel small. WWE had another option, and now they are going to be there longer than expected.
According to PWInsider.com, WWE will be staying in the Thunderdome through the end of November, meaning that the company has extended the contract for an additional four weeks. This means that Survivor Series will be held in the Thunderdome. It is not clear where WWE will be moving after their agreement with the Thunderdome ends. The Thunderdome allows virtual fans to be shown on television but fans are not allowed to physically be in the arena.
The Thunderdome has been a nice change of pace. Check out what it has offered:
Opinion: I can go with this as the Thunderdome might be a little repetitive, but it is a heck of a lot better than what WWE had with the Performance Center. You can only get so much out of being in such a tiny building so sticking with the Performance Center is as good of a move as they have at the moment. It won’t last forever, but at least they have another month covered.
What do you think of the Thunderdome? Where should WWE go after they leave? 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!