Fans will officially be back at WWE live events on Friday with WWE SmackDown in Houston, Texas.
Aside from WrestleMania 37, which featured limited capacity, fans have not been at WWE live events since the March 9, 2020 episode of WWE Raw. Beginning on March 13, 2020; SmackDown, Raw, and pay-per-view events were held inside the Performance Center and then at the ThunderDome.
Ahead of WWE welcoming back fans, Stephanie McMahon put out the following message:
For over a year and a half, WWE has been missing the lifeblood of our shows, our fans. No matter how hard we tried, never going off the air and continuing to produce our live content; investing in new technologies and bringing nearly one million people around the world into our shows virtually, it just wasn’t the same. We were missing our soundtrack, missing the shared experience, missing the visceral and emotional reaction that makes every bump and bruise worth it.
That all changes tomorrow night. Please watch this tribute video as shared by our Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon on Twitter this morning, and join us in opening our doors and our arms to welcome our fans back home, where we all belong.
Thank you to our friends, partners, employees, Superstars, and of course, our fans, for hanging in there all this time. The wait is officially over.
See you tomorrow!
Vince McMahon posted the following video on social media.
You can view the current lineup for Friday's WWE SmackDown by clicking here.
Fightful will have live coverage of WWE SmackDown beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.