Pro Wrestling Sheet has obtained footage of the WWE ThunderDome set being built today.
As we previously reported, WWE will be bringing fans back into the arena via live video on massive LED boards for their upcoming residency at the Amway Center. The shows will also include state-of-the-art technology, drone cameras, pyro and more.
Construction of the ThunderDome is currently underway and well-placed sources sent us footage of the work in progress to give fans an idea of what’s in store starting Friday.
The debut of WWE’s ThunderDome will happen Friday night on SmackDown and continue with SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw and future shows/pay-per-view events.
Kevin Dunn, WWE’s executive vice president of television production, additionally told Sports Illustrated that the ThunderDome will not have a flat video wall like the NBA. Instead, the arena will have 1,000 LED boards with rows and rows of fans to simulate the WWE experience.
“We’re flying drones in the arena, we are putting a roof inside the Amway Center, and we’ll be able to project content onto the roof,” he added. “So when a big star like Drew McIntyre comes down to the ring, the whole arena will turn into his content with lasers, pyro, smoke, projections on the top of the building and on the floor. It will be a big, beautiful entrance, better than WrestleMania.”
Watch the WWE ThunderDome construction below.