WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has shared a new video on social media welcoming back fans to WWE live events.
The clip shows a series of memorable moments from WWE history with the glorious soundtrack of a roar from a hyped up crowd.
Alongside the video from the chairman, WWE Chief Brand officer Stephanie McMahon also shared a letter heralding the return of the WWE Universe to live events. McMahon wrote that while WWE have been missing the soundtrack to their shows, and the joy of a shared experience, the wait is officially over.
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 (@VinceMcMahon) July 15, 2021
On Friday July 16th fans will return to WWE events en masse for the first time since the March 9th episode of Monday Night RAW in 2020. WrestleMania 37 apart, which featured a limited capacity, WWE events have been running without a live audience for 16 months.
The first show to feature a full crowd will be the upcoming episode of SmackDown from Houston, Texas. The show will feature a huge 6-man tag team match in the main event, while Bianca Belair will defend her SmackDown Women’s Title against Carmella. We will also find out the identity of the final participant in the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match.
Stephanie McMahon has previously confirmed that shows across the WWE brand will feature new set designs as fans return.
The show marks the final stop for WWE ahead of Money In The Bank which takes place on Sunday, July 18th in Fort Worth Texas.
You can read the full card for WWE Money In The Bank below.
- Roman Reigns vs Edge (WWE Universal Championship)
- Bobby Lashley vs Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship)
- Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair (RAW Women’s Championship)
- Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match (Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Zelina Vega, Liv Morgan, Natalya, and one more wrestler to be determined)
- Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match (Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Shinsuke Nakamura)
- AJ Styles and Omos vs The Viking Raiders (WWE RAW Tag Team Championships)