Having fans in the arena is something that is going to change everything about a wrestling show. Not only does it change the atmosphere for the fans at home, but it changes the way the wrestlers feel during the show. At some point there is only so much that can be done without having fans in the building. WWE needs to change something up, and they are doing it on a slightly smaller scale.
According to Fightful Select, WWE has changed the structure of the Capitol Wrestling Center for this week’s NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver shows, allowing several more fans to be in attendance. There are no longer seating pods and floor dividers in the arena, along with additional seats near the entrance ramp. There is no word on if this setup will remain after this week’s events or if the setup will be changed back to the original setup.
This comes during the same week when WWE will bring back fans for WrestleMania 37, including 25,000 fans per night on Saturday and Sunday. It also comes after WWE President Nick Khan mentioned that the company would only be running three live evens per week when fans are allowed back full time, including Monday Night Raw, SmackDown and NXT.
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