The WWE will be returning to live events soon.

The sports entertainment company announced the plans for future tours again. “WWE Live Events are back! A 25-city tour, including Raw, SmackDown, and MITB kicks off on July 16,” the company wrote on Twitter.


The tour will include 25 cities and last from July 16 through Labor Day. The tour will begin with three shows in Texas. The first of the three shows will be a taping of SmackDown and the second will be the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, and finally, a taping of Raw will be the last show in Texas. The venues for the first three shows are the Toyota Center in Houston, Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, and finally the American Airlines Center.

The return of live tours comes a month after the WWE hosted its first event with fans at Wrestlemania 37. Wrestlemania 37 is the company’s flagship event and is hosted on two nights. It was hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. Capacity was capped, though both nights still sold out, with 25,675 fans each night.

The return of live events will mark the end of WWE’s ThunderDome. The final show in the ThunderDome will be on Monday, July 12. NXT, the WWE’s developmental brand, will continue to run out of its Capitol Wrestling Center, which is produced in the WWE Performance Center.

The ThunderDome was established in August of 2020 after WWE staged shows with no fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ThunderDome features large LED screens that virtually bring fans into the arena via live video and featured pyrotechnics, lasers, graphics, and drone cameras.

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