WWE is hitting the road again and their television shows will have a much different look. This was rumored and now one man responsible for putting it all together has confirmed this news.
Lead WWE Production Designer Jason Robinson spoke to Below The Line about how the company plans to really amp up their look when live fans return and they take the show on the road.
WWE will use much more augmented reality in their entrances. That is smart because those graphics will add another level to the television experience and they also don’t have to cart them across the country as big props.
“We’re heading out on the road come July 16. We’re coming out in Houston, Texas on SmackDown, then we’re headed right into our pay-per-view, Money in the Bank, which is one our favorite pay-per-views of the year. Lots of ladders with a briefcase hanging over the ring, so we have two Money in the Bank briefcases and onto Dallas and then we’re not looking back.”
“We’re headed forward, so we’re looking at new sets, new staging that we’re building. My next phone call is to the graphics department, talking about augmented reality and how AR is going to interface with our set, and how we’re going to make some really cool graphics for set entrances as our superstars enter.”
We’ll have to see what WWE has planned for their new set designs. They have a lot of people anticipating their return to the road. The company is expected to introduce new television sets, and we have no idea what to really expect. It will certainly look a lot different from the ThunderDome.
The company will use this augmented reality, which is cool for fans at home, but those fans in attendance won’t get to see those giant images and other effects hovering virtually over the Superstars.
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