This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw will mark the final edition of WWE television to take place inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Starting with this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, all episodes of television moving forward will take place from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The new ThunderDome is under construction as we speak, as passed along by Jon Alba:
WWE originally cut a deal with the Amway Center back in August, one that was set to end in November but was extended for an extra month to account for the fact that, well, the pandemic is still preventing the company from touring as it did before COVID-19 invaded our lives. There’s still no telling when things will be back to normal, so, with the Amway Center no longer a viable option considering the upcoming NBA season, Tropicana Field became the next best option.
It’s a much bigger space and offers more possibilities for what WWE can do, including actually testing out bringing some fans in. We’ll see how it progresses.