WWE Introduces a Massive Change to Superstars’ Entrances With the New 8k Feature

Published 01/15/2021, 11:34 PM EST
COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: A WWE Logo at the WWE Live Tryout at the Motorworld on November 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)


WWE have really stepped up their game in the technology department in the pandemic era. From the WWE Thunderdome to the brilliance of cinematic matches, WWE have made the best out of the worst situation.

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WWE has now come up with another beautiful piece of technology to their arsenal, and Roman Reigns was the first one to witness it.

Roman Reigns enters the ring in 8K

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The WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns entered the Thunderdome to sign the contract for his match with Adam Pearce. His entrance was captured in 8K by an incredible piece of technology.

Fans have already fallen in love with this new type of 8K entrance, which has drawn comparisons to the NFL cameras. NFL on FOX debuted an 8K camera during a Seattle Seahawks game, and considering that SmackDown is also a FOX production, it will also be using the 8K cameras.

It is unclear whether they will use the cameras for more than just entrances. Technology like this would be tremendously beneficial for highlights as well, especially capturing moves that are incredibly fast. The thought of Daniel Bryan’s La Mistica on Cesaro on SmackDown in 8K would be simply beautiful.

WWE SmackDown quick results

The show opened with the ‘King of Strong Style’ facing Jey Uso. Shinsuke Nakamura got his original entrance theme back to the joy of millions of Nakamura fans across the world. He beat Jey Uso in a fun match, which saw Nakamura transition back to a babyface.

Billie Kay joined forces with the Riott Squad, but Liv Morgan lost to Natalya. Baron Corbin defeated Rey Mysterio, but not before decking Dominik in the face. After the match, Rey informed his son he knows of a guy who can deal with Corbin. The Ding Dong Hello! segment between Bayley and Bianca Belair added some comic relief to the show.

Cesaro and Daniel Bryan put on a mini-classic, which would’ve been an absolute barnburner had it been on PPV. The Swiss Superman defeated Bryan with the Neutralizer. Sasha Banks granted Carmella a rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, as long as she gets to face her assistant first.

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Finally, Apollo Crews took on Sami Zayn in the main event of the evening. Crews seemed to have joined forces with Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, which was actually what unfolded as Crews cheated to beat Zayn.

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In the final segment, Adam Pearce pulled out of the Universal Title match at the Royal Rumble, and Kevin Owens will be Reigns’ opponent for the Universal Title.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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