WWE Lead Production Designer Says New Show Sets Are Being Built
WWE gets back on the road from mid-July
WWE's Lead Production Designer Jason Robinson has revealed the promotion are building new stages and sets for use once the company resumes touring next month.
WWE will return to a full touring scheduled from Friday 16 July, marking the first time the promotion has had fans in live attendance - aside from the two-night WrestleMania 37 - since March 2020.
With Friday Night SmackDown, Monday Night Raw, and pay-per-views such as Money In The Bank and SummerSlam on the horizon, Robinson says WWE is talking about ways to improve the staging for when the fans return to arenas.
The Lead Production Designer also revealed WWE are considering different ways to incorporate augmented reality into the design.
Speaking in an interview with Below The Line, Robinson said: ""We’re heading out on the road come July 16. We’re coming out in Houston, Texas on SmackDown, then we’re headed right into our pay-per-view, Money in the Bank, which is one our favourite pay-per-views of the year. Lots of ladders with a briefcase hanging over the ring, so we have two Money in the Bank briefcases and onto Dallas and then we’re not looking back.
"We’re headed forward, so we’re looking at new sets, new staging that we’re building. My next phone call is to the graphics department, talking about augmented reality and how AR is going to interface with our set, and how we’re going to make some really cool graphics for set entrances as our superstars enter.
"I think it was just announced this past weekend on NBC that we’re having SummerSlam in Las Vegas on August 21, and man, that is going to be huge. It’s going to be our first SummerSlam in a stadium since Wembley, years and years ago [in 1992]. The next phone call after that, we’re going to talk about a roof structure that we’re going to put in at Allegiant Stadium.
"We’re moving forward with AR, hopefully, multiple cameras will look at it from multiple different viewings. We’re really excited, and we’ve got a good plan. I don’t want to spill the beans. We’re definitely moving toward an AR environment for our television show."