WWE Raw and Smackdown Schedule: WWE reveals next three venues and dates of their 25-day live tour, Tickets available from Friday, June 4 On the last televised episode of WWE Smackdown, WWE official Sonya Deville commenced the show by making a huge announcement. She announced that the live shows will return as a part of a 25-city summer tour, with the first one being WWE Smackdown starting from July 16 in Houston, Texas. The next three venues have also been announced with tickets available from 4th June (Friday).
The 16th July episode of WWE Smackdown will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, followed by the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on 18 June at the Dickies Arena. On 19 July, WWE Raw will be following Money in the Bank pay-per-view live from the American Airlines Centre in Dallas. The tickets for these shows went on sale starting May 26.
Today, WWE has announced the dates for their next three live events. Here are the venues and dates,
Friday, July 23: WWE SmackDown – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland
Monday, July 26: WWE RAW – T-Mobile Center in Kansas City
Friday, July 30: WWE SmackDown – Target Center in Minneapolis
— WWE (@WWE) May 29, 2021
The tickets for the aforementioned shows will go on sale starting from Friday, June 4. The six live tours announced so far do not include WWE NXT- this means NXT is likely to go ahead in the WWE Performance Center.
WWE will move ahead of the Pandemic era
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic hit WWE badly. Not only the shows with live audiences got canceled, but many WWE talents were released owing to pay cuts. The pandemic forced WWE to close its doors for live audiences, and the shows were shifted to the WWE Performace Center in Orlando, Florida.
The first few months were live from the Performance center that included Weekly Raw, Smackdown, and NXT shows with pay-per-view events like Backlash 2020 and Wrestlemania 36 as well. WWE then decided to shift to Thunderdome, where they introduced the virtual audience concept that gained many eyeballs. Amid the Performance Center and Thunderdome era, the only event to host live audiences turned out to be Wrestlemania 37 that took place at the Raymond James Stadium in a two-night event.