Chris Jericho has given additional thoughts about the WWE ThunderDome.
WWE couldn’t find a way to have fans attend their shows so they moved to the Amway Center in Orlando where they transformed the arena. This includes several rows of screens that have fans shown and they pipe in crowd reactions.
Vince McMahon did try to get a location where fans were allowed for SummerSlam, but couldn’t pull it off.
During an interview with SportsKeeda, the former AEW World Heavyweight Champion spoke about the ThunderDome and AEW allowing around 500 fans in attendance for their shows at Daily’s Place.
Jericho also commented on an image of Kenny Omega appearing on one of the screens during a recent episode of SmackDown.
“I think it’s a great idea, it looks great and they desperately needed it. Whenever you give wrestling fans a rope, they’re gonna hang themselves, so… I don’t think Kenny was really there or you know all these people that they have.
Just go and have fun, enjoy the show. It’s like something out of Black Mirror or The Running Man. it’s very strange. It does look great but, once again, you cannot replace a live crowd. I would much rather have 500 real fans than 1,000 TV screen fans, and I bet you the WWE agree with that. But, having said that, I think it looks great and good for them.”