For weeks, it’s understood that WWE have been targeting the Royal Rumble for the return of fans to their live events. With less than three weeks to the event, it is now clear that is not to be.
With COVID-19 still having the USA firmly in its grip, it feels like we are a long way from the full arenas that we are used to. However, with many US sports teams welcoming back a number of spectators, it was hoped WWE would soon follow suit.
According to reliable Twitter source, WrestleVotes , WWE have made the decision that having fans attend simply is not viable.
Still getting a ton of Royal Rumble / fan attendance questions. The fact of the matter is WWE views the stress, manpower and complete undertaking of removing the ThunderDome for one night as just too much to make it all work. Sad but true. The wait continues.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 12, 2021
WWE’s Thunderdome set up is not meant for fans. As unsentimental as it sounds, it’s easy to see why WWE would come to the conclusion that a huge logistical undertaking like dismantling the arena structure and then rebuilding it overnight is simply not viable.
WWE Royal Rumble takes place on Sunday January 31st. You can get all the information about the event here.