Within a press release yesterday, WWE announced all episodes of Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and pay-per-views will be broadcast from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida from August 21. The company stated their residency will be in place for the "foreseeable future" and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer confirmed the arena and WWE had agreed to an initial 60-day deal.
How much the wrestling behemoth is paying the Amway Center was revealed yesterday as Jon Alba at Spectrum Sports 360 reported the arena will make $450,000 from the two-month agreement.
Alba tweeted: "More news: My @MyNews13 colleague @News13JeffAllen says City of Orlando officials tell him Amway Center will be making about $450,000 off #WWE's residency. Given WWE has been off the road for most of the year, that's a bargain for the company, and good money for venue."
WWE has big plans for their stay at the Amway Center as the company announced WWE ThunderDome yesterday, a new "viewing experience" with pyrotechnics, graphics, lasers and drone cameras. Fans will also appear on WWE TV for the first time since March on close to 1,000 LED boards.