[Report] Find Out How WWE Superstars Are Preparing For Live Crowds Returning
WWE is reportedly ramping up the in-ring training for their superstars as they prepare for a return to touring in July.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, WWE told talents on Monday “that they will be expected to come to the WWE Performance Center over the forthcoming weeks to take part in workouts in the ring to better prepare them for” a return to touring. The first stop is the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas for the July 16 episode of SmackDown. Per Johnson, the workouts may commence next week. The training could include matches, and they’ll reportedly occur on non-television taping days. Johnson added that this is “believed to be a Vince McMahon edict.”
On May 21, WWE announced its plans for a 25-city tour that will run from July 16 to Labor Day on Sept. 6. The Money in the Bank pay-per-view (July 18) will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, and the ensuing night’s episode of Monday Night Raw will be held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Last week, the company revealed the remaining locations for the upcoming tour. SummerSlam 2021 will be held on a Saturday (Aug. 21), and though the location hasn’t been revealed, Las Vegas appears to be the frontrunner. The tour will conclude with a stop at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida for the Sept. 6 edition of Raw.
Until then, WWE will continue to perform its events at the Yuengling Center at the University of South Florida. They have used the venue as the ThunderDome location since Apr. 12.
16 Months Later…
Prior to WrestleMania 37 weekend, the March 11, 2020 episode of NXT was the most recent WWE event that had fans in attendance. By the time WWE commences touring on July 16, it will have been 16 long months since the company last performed a weekly television program in front of a live crowd. Simply put, the crowds should be more electrifying and energetic than ever.