WWE fans go Wild after First Live Show in ThunderDome

Published 08/22/2020, 8:55 AM EDT


The latest episode of WWE SmackDown which aired a few hours ago was phenomenal. The new idea of ThunderDome really took off and thousands of virtual fans around the world got to witness the show live.

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The creative staff of WWE had told us of their ideas, and they totally delivered on the hype. The fans have been applauding this welcome change in scenery on Twitter.

With a lot of fans covering the background from the comfort of their homes, WWE has managed to not make their matches dull anymore.

Ever since the fans stopped filling the stands, there has been a void in WWE that cannot be filled by anything. Fans make up the backbone of the business and without the crowd reaction and cheers, WWE matches seem lifeless.

ThunderDome, however, uses the fansโ€™ screens and shows their faces on the live background. This fills up the stadium in a unique fashion. It really looks like something from the future.

WWE has managed to make the show interesting again

The Superstars wrestling today had the pleasure of being the first to do so in front of thousands of virtual fans. Vince McMahon himself appeared to kick-off the show, and boy was he proud.

The Superstar entrances have also been kicked up a notch. The visual aspect of it is amazing, and WWE has really pulled this one out of the hat in style.

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The show also made use of audience reactions. We could hear the artificial input of the crowd cheering and booing. This use of the crowd audio has also been employed in soccer leagues around the world. This is done to compensate for the lack of life in the matches.

Itโ€™s safe to say that SummerSlam will now be a lot better, with a much bigger platform to work on. Viewership will definitely see a hike, and WWE may well be back in business.

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Although a few bugs in the system have to be fixed, Iโ€™d say ThunderDome has really done it for the company. WWE can work more on many issues before SummerSlam, which is definitely going to be a thrilling event.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavierโ€™s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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