Behind The Scenes At WWE ThunderDome
WWE debuted its ThunderDome concept this past August, allowing fans to have an interactive experience during the ongoing pandemic.
The Famous Group, the company behind WWE’s ThunderDome concept recently won Digital Fan Experience Award at the 2020 Sportel Awards.
Upwards of 1000 fans are able to watch WWE programming at a time, with massive LED boards setup inside Orlando’s Amway Centre.
The company produced a behind the scenes look at how they monitor the ThunderDome experience, showing operators manually adjust virtual fans on monitors.
Operators have the ability to move placement of fans throughout the ThunderDome, as well as remove fans who display behaviour or images WWE deems inappropriate.
One video shows a list of images, including a lot of faces and logos, presumably banned/flagged from being shown inside the WWE ThunderDome.
The following logos and faces are legible in the behind the scenes video. This list has been updated to reflect names that readers have noticed.
- IMPACT Wrestling
- New Japan Pro-Wrestling
- Enzo Amore
- Kenny Omega
- Jon Moxley
- Tony Khan
- Cody Rhodes
- Brandi Rhodes
- Marty Scurll
- The Young Bucks
- Chris Benoit
- CM Punk
- Jim Cornette
- Alberto El Patron
- Ashley Massaro
- “Superstar” Billy Graham
- Vickie Guerrero
- Flag of Hong Kong
- Flag of Taiwan
- Flag of Tibet
WWE has dealt with multiple instances where inappropriate content was displayed during broadcasts.
The company issued the following response after a video showing a KKK rally was shown during Monday Night RAW.
“This abhorrent behavior does not reflect WWE‘s values and we have zero tolerance for these unacceptable acts. We are working to ban those involved from future events and per our policies, any inappropriate actions result in the removal from the live stream.”
View the full video below
The company produced a second video, with a number of scenes omitted, which was shared by the Sportel Awards.