Stephanie McMahon On The Ingenuity Of ThunderDome
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With the advent of WWE ThunderDome, WWE has shown that even a global pandemic won’t stop them from continuing to be at the forefront of innovation. Speaking with Insider, Stephanie McMahon talked about feeling obligated to move forward with WrestleMania in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Working with the local government offices in Florida, the CDC, and the World Health Organization, we made sure we were aligned with all the recommendations from the organizations to do the right thing. There were a lot of scenarios being planned all at the same time,” McMahon said.
“We had to quickly pivot to decide — A) does the show still go on? and B) if so, where and how? We decided that yes we have a responsibility to our audience, and to our partners, to continue to produce our programming. We wanted to provide an opportunity for our viewers to escape. We still do. It’s our mission to put smiles on people’s faces. WrestleMania took place at our Performance Center over two nights in front of absolutely no people, and it was definitely a unique experience.”
McMahon deals Thunderdome is on the cutting edge of the future of the live event industry.
“We really do want to create the best possible experience for our fans. One that’s worthy of their passion so we’re examining all kinds of things and you could see both. I think we’re going to see a lot in all businesses and in particular the entertainment industries and sports, a lot of combinations of the new learnings from all this technology, plus the fundamental foundational learning that we have to move our businesses forward. So it’ll be an intersection of what works best.”
Stephanie McMahon On The Ingenuity Of ThunderDome – Wrestlezone