That’s where we’re going. The Coronavirus has changed the way the world works and that includes the wrestling industry. There have been all kinds of changes taking place but the biggest one of them all has been the lack of wrestling fans in the arenas. That is the kind of thing that has not taken place before and it is still rather strange to see. WWE has had a few different places to go and now they are on their way to a new one.
One of the most important things that WWE has been able to do during the Coronavirus pandemic is finding a place to run their regular television shows. Following several months in the Performance Center, WWE moved Monday Night Raw and SmackDown to the Thunderdome, as run out of the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. They have since moved on to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, but the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team is about to start again. Now we know where WWE is heading next.
WWE has announced that the Thunderdome will be moving to the Yuengling Center, formerly known as the SunDome, in Tampa, Florida. The first show in the new building will be the April 11 Monday Night Raw, which will take place the night after WrestleMania 37. There is no word on how long WWE will be in the venue or if they will move to a new facility or go back on the road after leaving.
The Thunderdome has been a nice home for WWE. Check out how things have gone there:
Opinion: This sounds like a rather nice move and above all else, it is nice to see that WWE has a place to go that they can depend on for several weeks at a time. At the same time, you can probably see the light at the end of the tunnel, meaning that WWE is likely to be back on the road sooner than later. This is as good as we can get for now though and there is nothing wrong with that being the case for the time being.
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.
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