WWE is officially hitting the road again beginning with SmackDown in Houston, Texas on July 16.
With the exception of WrestleMania 37, WWE has not had live crowds in attendance for their events since March of last year. The emergence of the global pandemic forced the innovation of the ThunderDome, a state-of-the-art technological setup that allowed for virtual fans following six months of tapings in an empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men podcast was the first to report July 16 as the start date for resumed touring but now, Sports Illustrated has reported, with WWE confirmation, that WWE will begin a 25-city tour on July 16 that will run Beyond SummerSlam and through Labor Day.
The tour starts with three events in Texas. SmackDown will take place on July 16 in Houston at the Toyota Center. Two days later, the Money in the Bank pay-per-view will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. The next night’s Raw on July 19 will be hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Recently, it was also confirmed by Sports Illustrated that SummerSlam will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more here.