Over the years, WWE has accustomed us to staging several important weekly episodes of its most popular shows, dedicated to the Superstars of the past or in any case to an idea and a type of wrestling that is now past. The last episode of this type, which WWE wanted to stage from the ThunderDome, was the famous Raw Legends of January, with which WWE also wanted to stage the beginning of the challenge titled between Bill Goldberg and Drew McIntyre, when the Scotsman was still WWE Champion.
Apparently, this time Smackdown would be the brand that will return to take a dip in the past, given that WWE wanted to make an unclear but still very interesting announcement for next week and therefore for the next episode of the company's blue flag show.
. With a press release entrusted to an image during tonight's Friday Night Smackdown episode, where the most anticipated event was the main event between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, valid for the maximum title of the show, with Reigns obviously beating his opponent, getting him banned from Smackdown, WWE has announced that next Friday there will be an edition of the show that will return to the past.
At the moment no further details have been given regarding this special episode, nor have special appearances been announced for the evening, such as legends or other athletes, who have not been seen in the blue rings for some time.
The only thing that has been discussed since the very first minutes after the announcement, is that WWE could finally bring back the famous giant fist that dominated the titantron, at the entrance of the ramp leading to the ring.
For several years, many WWE fans have been asking the company to re-install the piece of scenography in that of Smackdown, both to better characterize Smackdown, and to return with the mind to the fantastic, most prosperous periods of the blue show, such as that of the beginning 2000s.
Latest updates on WWE Summerslam
The next most important WWE PPV, which by the way is also the most important of the entire summer of the federation, as well as the second in terms of fame after Wrestlemania of the entire WWE annual schedule, is obviously Summerslam.
In the annual framework of the McMahon company, after the Royal Rumble and after Wrestlemania, the summer Big Four arrives at the temporal level, Summerslam, with the Survivor Series that instead close the year, in November.
After seeing the public take part in a show of the number one company in the world, in the pro-wrestling sector, with Wrestlemania which in fact hosted almost 50,000 people, divided into two evenings, now the next big event that will surely have his beloved WWE Universe live, it will be the most important stage of the summer.
According to what was revealed by several local newspapers in the state of Massachussetts, especially with regard to the city of Boston, it would seem that WWE could use the very location that was initially planned to stage the event last year, before the pandemic arrived to destroy all WWE plans.
Before closing all the doors of its shows to fans, the McMahon federation had decided to broadcast its summer Big Four from the TD Garden in Boston, only to then obviously fall back on the ThunderDome, which WWE had built in that space, Amway Center in Orlando.
After one of the most unfortunate years for the WWE, but also for the whole world, the McMahons can smile again, trying to bring back their most important ppv of the summer, from the arena in which it was already planned less than a year does.
The only problem that remains between the McMahons and bringing the public back to the arena is that the state of Massachussets will reopen to sporting events with an audience from the 1st of August and from that date, in the state it will no longer even be necessary to wear a mask.
. The problem is that, however, the mayor of Boston confirmed that until the 23rd of the same month, these guidelines will not be taken, so we could wait until the last Sunday of the month, or that of August 29th, to see Summerslam from Boston.
The WWE is therefore now faced with a choice, wait until the end of the month to broadcast the event anyway from Boston with the public or anticipate the date, but changing location and probably also state.