SmackDown has gone through its fair share of stage design changes and theatrical modifications. The original SmackDown featured a stage design known as The Ovaltron.

The company continued to use the design until 2001. The Ovaltron was replaced with the iconic Fist Stage, which forever became synonymous with the Ruthless Aggression Era.

The iconic stage designs are forever engrained in the memory of millions of fans, who grew up watching SmackDown during the beloved time period known as Ruthless Aggression.

WWE fans on social media were thrilled when they spotted a stage design that looks delightfully similar to The Ovaltron. The set in question is none other than the Olympics 2022 podium in Beijing.


The IWC was quick to point out the similarities between the podium and the original SmackDown stage. Hilarity ensued after some users posted gifs of the old SmackDown opening. Check out the tweets below:

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