WWE Welcomes Fans To Live Shows Via Thunderdome

WWE has big plans with how it will represent fan interaction going forward, starting with their own Thunderdome.


With WWE fans having been unable to attend live events for several months now with the audience participation falling on NXT roster and Performance Center attendees. On Monday morning, the sports juggernaut announced may have devised an interesting solution that takes a page from what the NBA has been experimenting with. The WWE are going to "bring" fans to the Thunderdome.

Starting Friday, August 21, WWE Thunderdome will feature a "state-of-the-art set, video boards, pyrotechnics, lasers, cutting-edge graphics and drone cameras" that will take WWE fans’ viewing experience to an "unprecedented level".

“WWE has a long history of producing the greatest live spectacles in sports and entertainment, yet nothing compares to what we are creating with WWE Thunderdome,” said Kevin Dunn, WWE executive vice president of television production. “This structure will enable us to deliver an immersive atmosphere and generate more excitement [among] the millions of fans watching our programming around the world.”

WWE will debut the Thunderdome technology at Amway Center in Orlando and virtually bring fans into the arena via live video on massive LED boards, in conjunction with The Famous Group and its proprietary technology, for every Monday Night Raw, Friday Night Smackdown, and pay-per-view event going forward.

Starting tonight, fans can register for their virtual seat to be part of upcoming shows on the official Thunderdome website, or across WWE's social media pages.

“As WWE takes residency at the world-class Amway Center, we have reimagined our live event experience for today’s environment,” said Brian Flinn, WWE chief marketing & communications officer. “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.”

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