With the NBA season starting back up in December, the time WWE has in the Amway Center is quickly running out. It's not a surprise that the company has been proactive with this knowledge as it relates to finding a new location to house their critically acclaimed ThunderDome.
In the past 24 hours news has come out that WWE plans to move the ThunderDome to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The current home of the MLB franchise, Tampa Bay Rays. In an amusing historical tidbit, when the Tampa Bay Lightning was there in the early 1990s the stadium was actually called the ThunderDome. So it's kind of poetic that this will be WWE's next landing spot for their television programming.
WWE wants to return to arena shows with fans the night after WrestleMania
According to them, WWE plans on housing the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field from mid-December all the way to WrestleMania in April of 2021. Talks of holding the Royal Rumble with fans, potentially in the same venue are very much still being discussed, but nothing is finalized at this time for the pay-per-view's location.
WWE has a long-term plan in place to return to regular arena shows with fans and is targeting the night after WrestleMania to make this dream a reality. With the world constantly changing daily, obviously, plans such as this can change at a moment's notice. But it seems this is currently the direction that WWE is trying to go in, at the moment. Time will tell if this plan comes to fruition or not. But for the time being, at least WWE has a plan.Published 19 Nov 2020, 01:27 IST