WWE Announces Remaining Dates & Locations For 25-City Tour
WWE has revealed all of the dates and locations for their 25-city tour, lasting from July 16 to Labor Day on Sept. 6.
On Friday, WWE.com announced that SummerSlam will take place on Saturday, Aug 21. The location will be revealed on June 5, during NBC’s pre-show for the Belmont Stakes. The company is reportedly considering six NFL stadiums for the SummerSlam venue.
The July 16-Sept. 6 tour will consist of “Supershows” in addition to the weekly Raw and SmackDown television programs. The Supershows will take place on Saturdays and Sundays. The first Supershow will take place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 24.
Last week, the company announced the first three dates of the tour. It will begin with the July 16 episode of SmackDown at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The July 18 Money in the Bank pay-per-view will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, and the ensuing episode of Monday Night Raw will run at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Earlier this week, WWE announced the following three dates for the 25-city tour. The post-Money in the Bank episode of SmackDown will run at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
The following episode of Raw will be held at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and the July 30 edition of SmackDown will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fans can buy tickets for those events on June 4.
The ThunderDome Era Is Ending, A New One Is Beginning
We are officially entering the final weeks of the ThunderDome era. It has been a great alternative and all, but it’s almost time for WWE to get back to normal. In less than two months, superstars will be back to working a busy touring schedule again. When one door closes (in this case, the ThunderDome), a new one opens.