As per Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE’s 2021 Royal Rumble will have a different location away from the WWE ThunderDome and with fans in attendance. This echoes a tweet from WrestleVotes last week, which suggested much the same.
In the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Melter spoke about the potential for a Royal Rumble with fans as the company are being forced out of the Amway Center.
The venue, according to Meltzer, has given WWE notice to leave by December 5 as they need to get it ready for their resident sports team, Orlando Magic. However, WWE will not be short of suitors with almost every arena in the country looking for a regular guest.
Dave Meltzer believes, however, that the frontrunner and most likely candidate to house the next iteration of WWE’s ThunderDome is Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, a venue big enough to stage the Royal Rumble with fans in attendance.
The colossal 42, 756 seat indoor baseball stadium would give WWE enough scope to set up their ThunderDome construction as well as invite fans back for the live experience. With such a large area to work around, the public would be able to socially distance and WWE may be able to fit over a thousand people inside the arena should they choose to do so.
Of course, should the promotion attempt this, then it opens doors live audiences to also return to Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.