News: Stephanie McMahon Statement on WWE ThunderDome, Thanks Sponsors for Supporting SummerSlam

The following email statement was sent to us by WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon regarding the WWE ThunderDome structure that debuted last Friday on Smackdown at the Amway Center in Orlando. The email comes from Stephanie’s official WWE email address while also listing contact info for her. That information is available on WWE’s corporate website as well if you really want to find it.

Here’s what was in the email.

Good morning,

Last week we debuted “WWE ThunderDome” to the world, as we took residency at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida with a state-of-the-art set, lasers, drone cameras, pyrotechnics, smoke effects, virtual reality, and most importantly, 1,000+ virtual fans in attendance at any given time via proprietary technology provided from The Famous Group. The spectacle and energy have returned to WWE, and it feels great to watch.

Thank you to our media partners at FOX, NBCUniversal, BT, and all around the world, for your support over the past five months as we produced seven hours of weekly, in-ring content from our WWE Performance Center. I’d also like to thank our brand partners including Cricket Wireless, World of Tanks, Hyundai, 2K, Good Humor, Applebee’s, Nissin Cup Noodles, Welch’s and Hulu, for your support of SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver 30 this past weekend.

We are very excited to share this most recent evolution in our in-ring product with you and offer new and exciting ways to engage with you and our global fan base.

Have a great day,


The photo that you see above was also part of the email.

TJR Thoughts: It’s rare to get an email like that where it comes from Stephanie McMahon in what appears to be an official email address with her contact info. I know that other websites got it too. We often get WWE Public Relations emails about certain WWE things to promote. This felt more personal and also a smart thing to do because it promoted the WWE ThunderDome structure.