The January 15th edition of WWE Raw is in the books, but what had people talking about the show wasn’t the in-ring action, it was the look of the show. WWE is known for having LED screens built into their entrances and lighting rigs to brighten up the entire arena. However, the show, which took place at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, had a darker setup and involved a different stage design.
Some may have thought WWE was cutting back on production; PW Insider I have confirmed that this is not the case. Instead, the exterior changes were due to Simmons Bank Arena being structured in such a way that the building could not support the light fixtures that the company regularly hangs from the ceiling. This choice was also made due to the amount of snow that had piled up on top of the arena during the snowstorm that hit the area earlier in the day.
Due to the structure of the arena, the entry method was designed differently than what fans are accustomed to, and the amount of pyro used that night was also changed. The usual stages are expected to be set for this Friday’s WWE SmackDown at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and next week’s Raw at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. It is not expected that this will become the standard. -Up and back lighting rig. Little Rock fans can watch #DIY defeat The Judgment Day in the opening round, Becky Lynch puts Rhea Ripley on the line for the Women’s World Championship, and Seth Rollins defeats Jinder Mahal for the World Heavyweight Championship. Watched action-packed shows such as Hold.