SummerSlam will take place on August 23rd from a location that’s yet to be announced by WWE. Recent reports suggest that The Biggest Party of Summer could possibly emanate from the Amway Center in Orlando as opposed to the Performance Center.
It’s no secret that WWE has big plans for SummerSlam. The tagline for the event ‘You’ll Never See It Coming’ itself implies some swerves that Vince McMahon might have in store for August 23rd.
It remains to be seen how exactly the event turns out to be since it’s the first PPV to take place outside of the Performance Center since WrestleMania 36.
According to PWInsider, fans may not be allowed to attend the Amway Center for SummerSlam but WWE has a backup plan to tackle the situation. The billion-dollar promotion is “toying” with the idea of using virtual audience for future broadcasts within the Amway Center and FOX has already put the tactic to use.
“For the first time, toying with using virtual fans as a possibility for future broadcasts, including Summerslam. WWE broadcast partner FOX has been using virtual fans for their Major League Baseball broadcasts.”
WrestleVotes further reports that WWE plans on using plenty of LED boards where the fans will appear live on the show. The application to appear on-screen during the live shows will open next week. This is perhaps the closest that WWE can get to hosting a live audience at their tapings.
It would be interesting to see if WWE implements the idea of bringing virtual fans inside the Amway Center on August 23rd.
Since the applications will open next week, there’s a tremendous possibility for fans to show up during the SummerSlam broadcast. Whether or not the interactive experience will be limited to WWE Network subscribers is yet to be seen.