Report: WWE Set To Leave The Amway Center By December 1
The company will need to find a new home...
WWE recently extended their residency at the Amway Center through to November 24. All main roster programming has been broadcast from inside the ThunderDome since August 22.
The company's residency at the arena is coming to an end, according to WrestleVotes, and WWE is set to leave the Amway Center by December 1. Moving production to North Carolina, Illinois or Texas was discussed over the weekend, but the company needs to find an arena that can withstand the weight of the ThunderDome set and doesn't have a sports team. A "major travel hub" will also be needed so talent can travel to and from the new location.
WrestleVotes tweeted: "ThunderDome update: source states WWE is set to leave the Amway Center by the 1st of December. Arenas in North Carolina, Texas & Illinois were discussed over the weekend. WWE needs to find a spot where NO team plays + able to house the weight & power requirements of the setup.
"A newer arena is preferred as the weight of the ThunderDome won't work with older buildings. Also, a major travel hub is needed as talent will be flying in and out each week. Not the easiest combination of things to find."
WrestleVotes noted WWE has to leave the arena because of the upcoming NBA season. The Amway Center is the home of Orlando Magic and a report from ESPN revealed the NBA is hoping to start the 2020-21 season before Christmas.