WWE brought Superstars and virtual fans into the ThunderDome as an alternative to performing in an empty warehouse. It is a good trade-off, but what do the wrestlers hear when they’re in the ring?
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer cleared up this situation. He explained that the Superstars couldn’t hear the crowd reaction at first, but then TJ Wilson made a suggestion that changed everything around.
“Okay, when it first started wrestlers couldn’t hear the crowd and then TJ Wilson said that it would be so much better if the wrestlers could so they piped it in. At first, they didn’t pipe it in so that’s the answer to that question.”
Superstars can hear the fan reactions in the ThunderDome, but those reactions are not authentic. They are still piped in and controlled by the production booth. It might not be an organic response to the action in the ring, but it’s better than performing in silence.
Transcription by Ringside News