• WWE Could Go Back To Their ThunderDome Setting Soon
Fans returned to WWE events after 16 months earlier this year, but it looks like things could move back to the ThunderDome (virtual fan environment) if things get out of hand.
There’s a new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, and it could cause some trouble.
WWE is ready to take whatever action is necessary. Here’s what the Wrestling Observer reported about this situation, which concerns both WWE and AEW:
“They’re both going to be pretty confident that Florida will not issue any mandates under any circumstance.
Obviously, AEW can go back to Jacksonville and WWE can go back to someplace in Florida. You can always do the Performance Center. The problem is that if you put RAW and SmackDown in front of 300 people again those numbers will crater. So, it’s a bad situation and AEW’s numbers will hurt too.
I don’t know if they’re crater as well. They did okay numbers in Jacksonville. Obviously, if there’s no other choice, then yeah we can go through that again.
The ThunderDome thing, I mean they did better in the ThunderDome than the Performance Center, so I think that in that sense WWE could look at a ThunderDome again and try to take residency in a building, but it’s hard because, I guess you could do the baseball stadium, because baseball isn’t starting for months, so I guess they’ll go to the Tampa baseball stadium and set up.”
The road to WrestleMania 38 is about to start in a few weeks and the risk of one more WrestleMania getting ruined due to COVID-19 is definitely there.
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• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 73rd birthday of Old School WWF Veteran “The Outlaw” Ron Bass (Real name: Ronald Heard).
After touring the NWA territories for many years, such as Jim Crockett Promotions & Championship Wrestling from Florida, Ron Bass joined the World Wrestling Federation in January 1987.
Bass feuded with the likes of Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Tito Santana, The Junkyard Dog, Lanny Poffo and Sam Houston, before he left the promotion in the spring of 1989.
Ron then continued to wrestle on the Indies every now and then, before he retired in 1991.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
December 21, 1948 – March 7, 2017