WWE will leave the Amway Center by December 1st, with arenas in three states being discussed as replacements, reports WrestleVotes.
Following our exclusive report last month on WWE’s potential plans to leave the Amway Center and Triple H’s comments on the matter thereafter, WWE would extend their contract with the venue for another four weeks.
PWInsider confirmed the new deal, which sees the potential exit date switch from 31st October to the end of November, first thought to be November 30th. Jon Alba has now clarified the end date for the current contract as November 24th.
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) October 26, 2020
At the end of September, Inside The Ropes discovered that talents were told to prepare for travel again soon, and that they should not plan any immediate travel of their own accord. If they wanted time off from WWE, it was requested that should ask three weeks ahead of time. A new report from WrestleVotes suggests that WWE may now looking into moving to a venue in either North Carolina, Texas or Illinois – but that there are several requirements that would need to be fulfilled regarding commitments with sports teams and on the technical side of things too.
A follow-up tweet says a newer arena is preferred as the weight of the ThunderDome won’t work with older buildings, and comments that a major travel hub is needed as talent will be flying in and out each week.
ThunderDome update: source states WWE is set to leave the Amway Center by the 1st of December. Arenas in North Carolina, Texas & Illinois were discussed over the weekend. WWE needs to find a spot where NO team plays + able to house the weight & power requirements of the setup.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) October 26, 2020
It was also previously reported by WrestleVotes how WWE had assembled a small team to look into the feasibility of running outdoor shows upon expiry of their contract with the Amway Center. This was prior to the contract extension that sees WWE and Amway Center partnered until December. The Amway Center is home to NBA team Orlando Magic, who could be playing back in the venue as soon as December, depending on the NBA’s return date. However, the Orlando Solar Bears also play at the venue and could be in action as early as December 11th, according to Jon Alba.