The news we have been waiting for for months has finally arrived. On its social pages, in recent days, WWE has confirmed that it will be back on the road from July 16, a date designated by the company to report both PPV and weekly shows in front of a real audience, in flesh and blood, around the United States.
After having had to build a mammoth ThunderDome in record time, with all the WWE maxi-screens, which made the non-presence of live fans feel less to those who followed the show from home, the McMahons were able to prepare a plan great for the return to live events recorded on TV.
At the moment, the only official dates are those of July 16, 18 and 19, but soon the WWE will confirm at least 22 other American cities of this great return tour.
WWE will return to live events with a 25-city tour
According to what was stated in the last few hours by the well-known website PW Insider, it would seem that inside the WWE backstage there is a rather skeptical climate about how it will return on the road, or rather more cautious than necessary.
The emotion that prevails in this case, instead of happiness or contentment, is precisely the caution, with all the professionals, including wrestlers, who at this point do not yet know what to expect from the first live episodes with an audience.
As reported by the journalists of the well-known online site, in fact: "Virtually everyone is cautious with what is expected of the shows they put on stage, as there is a lot of interest in the initial shows and especially in their sales, which will go to the box office from Wednesday, especially with regards to Money in.
the Bank, which is a pay-per-view show." According to some insiders, therefore, it is not known if WWE will be able to immediately take off with sales, especially for an unimportant PPV like Wrestlemania, given that as you well know, PPVs have higher costs than weekly shows and WWE Universe fans.
they are the only ones who can help WWE in this very delicate phase, giving their maximum support. Should there be any major holes in sales, it is not known what kind of plan WWE may have if ever it has already planned a plan B in case of a debacle.
The latest press release by WWE did not include any significant news on the location for this year's Summerslam event. However, additional stops for the 25-city tour through Labor Day will be announced in the coming weeks. Sports Illustrated's recent report indicated that SummerSlam 2021 will take place in Nevada.