The Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, with the WWE ThunderDome set, has been the promotions television home since the August 21st edition of SmackDown. There have been some issues along the way, mainly relating to fans abusing the opportunity to appear on TV virtually. Still, it has been a massive upgrade on the Performance Center.
At present, WWE has only agreed to rent the Amway Center until October 31st, paying circa $450,000 for this period. It’s believed WWE could extend the arrangement, but that appeared not to be WWE’s plan when they rescheduled their Hell in A Cell pay-per-view to October 25th, rather than holding it in November as originally planned.
Now WWE is informing talent that they are making tentative plans to resume touring and to make themselves available. No possible destinations have been revealed, but WWE has been looking into the possibility of outdoor venues.
With AEW proving it’s possible to have fans in attendance under the right circumstances, it is understandable that WWE wants to resume some form of normality. Add that Florida is moving into Phase 3 of its reopening plan, WWE will now have more possibilities than they did in August.