WWE building new sets and stage designs for their return to live touring

Jason Robinson, WWE set designer discusses some of the plans that WWE has in place for their return to live touring

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Friday, July 16th is the date that WWE will resume live touring with fans in attendance. Their first stop is in Houston, Texas for Friday Night SmackDown and the next date is 7/18 in Fort Worth, Texas for the Money In The Bank pay-per-view.

With one month left to go before WWE gets back on the road, WWE production designer Jason Robinson did an interview with ‘Below the Line’. He is eager for the sports-entertainment company to get back on the road and to present Money In The Bank. Jason said WWE is looking at new sets and stages that they’re in the process of building.

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 favorite 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.

WWE is presenting their SummerSlam event at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 21st. Jason said there are ongoing discussions about a roof structure that is going to be put into Allegiant Stadium.

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.

The next pay-per-view on the calendar for WWE is Hell In A Cell on June 20th and here’s the card for that show as of this writing:

  • Raw Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
  • WWE Championship — Hell In A Cell Match: Bobby Lashley (c) (w/ MVP) vs. Drew McIntyre
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley
  • WWE Universal Championship — Hell In A Cell Match: Roman Reigns (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Rey Mysterio
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Shayna Baszler
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