WWE will debut the new ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. to bring fans into the arena – virtually.
By Niamh Larkin
Teaming up with The Famous Group, WWE ThunderDome will allow fans a front-row view of the live-action via LED boards. The technology will work for every Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE pay-per-view event.
As of Aug. 17, 2020, fans can register at WWEThunderDome.com for their virtual seat to be part of the upcoming events.
The WWE event schedule for August is as follows:
- Friday, Aug. 21 – Friday Night SmackDown, Amway Center, 8 p.m. ET on Fox
- Saturday, Aug. 22 – NXT TakeOver XXX, Full Sail Live, 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network
- Sunday, Aug. 23 – SummerSlam, Amway Center, 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network
- Monday, Aug. 24 – Monday Night Raw, Amway Center, 8 p.m. ET on USA Network
- Wednesday, Aug. 26 – NXT, Full Sail Live, 8 p.m. ET on USA Network
- Friday, Aug. 28 – Friday Night SmackDown, Amway Center, 8 p.m. ET on Fox
- Sunday, Aug. 30 – Payback, Amway Center, 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network
- Monday, Aug. 31 – Monday Night Raw, Amway Center, 8 p.m. ET on USA Network
“In partnership with The Famous Group, we will virtually bring our fans back into the show and recreate the interactive in-arena atmosphere that has been a staple of WWE events for decades,” said Brian Flinn, WWE’s chief marketing and communications officer.
The WWE ThunderDome viewing experience will begin on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, on Fox to kick off SummerSlam Weekend.
This residency will remain at the Amway Center for the foreseeable future, with filming for Raw, Smackdown and pay-per-view programming will take place on closed sets with essential personnel only, as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
WWE said that the company will continue to administer its health and safety protocols for talent, crew and employees working on each production, including testing for COVID-19, practicing social distancing and wearing masks.