WWE’s days at the Thunderdome are finally coming to an end. For around a year, WWE has been airing their shows from the Thunderdome with only virtual fans in attendance. But now, WWE has finally decided an official date to begin featuring the live fans again.
The fans will be returning to a WWE show on 16th July, 2021, as reported by Mat Men Podcast. The date is on a Friday, hinting that WWE Smackdown will be the first show to welcome a live audience, since Wrestlemania 37. This indicates that in the coming months WWE will be moving out of their Thunderdome.
While no confirmation has been made by WWE, the reports suggested that the audience will be allowed to attend shows from 16th – 19th July. This could mean that WWE is planning to have live audience for one episode of Raw and Smackdown each, with two live events during the weekend.
WWE had mentioned earlier that they are planning to make a full return to touring some time in the second half of the year. Besides Wrestlemania 37, WWE TV last had live fans in attendance on the March 9th, 2020 episode of WWE Raw. Whereas the last PPV with fans in attendance was the WWE Elimination Chamber.
Fans attended WWE Wrestlemania 37
After over an year, the WWE Universe got a chance to attend a live WWE event, and that too at the grandest stage ever – WWE Wrestlemania. The 37th Edition of the Showcase of Immortals was a two-night event and was sold out on both the nights.
WWE revealed that each night of Wrestlemania 37 was attended by 25, 675 fans at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. WWE is currently gearing up for their next PPV, Wrestlemania Backlash.
WWE Wrestlemania Backlash airs live on 16th May, 2021.