WWE’s original contract with the Amway Center in Orlando was set to expire at the end of October. There were reports the company was planning to travel after their residency at the building they’ve dubbed ThunderDome ended. And maybe they still are. But it sounds like those plans are on hold for another month.
PWInsider was the first to share the story, and Wrestling Observer has since confirmed, that the deal with Amway’s been extended by four weeks. WWE is now expected to host Raw, SmackDown and PPV tapings in ThunderDome through the end of November. That would likely mean Survivor Series will be held in the same facility that SummerSlam was.
The original contract spelled out per date costs, and specified no fans would be allowed in attendance. If this is simply an extension of that agreement, those terms are likely unchanged.
ThunderDome shows have infused some energy into shows, and helped ratings & viewership figures. We’ll see if those benefits hold as WWE’s residency heads into a third month.