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News: WWE Will Continue Using Amway Center “ThunderDome” Through November, New Steve Austin Book, Total Bellas

The WWE ThunderDome setup is going to continue for at least another month. It’s being reported by PWInsider that WWE and Amway Center in Orlando have agreed to extend WWE’s leasing of the arena through the month of November. The current deal was set to expire at the end of October. WWE started using the Amway Center as its home base in mid-August due to not being allowed to have regular fans because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

That means that all of November’s episodes of Raw and Smackdown will take place at the Amway Center including Survivor Series on Sunday, November 22.

The Amway Center is the home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. It will also be used for voting for United States’ Presidential election on Tuesday, November 3rd as well. WWE isn’t running an event that day, but they will have Raw the night before. It’s not known if the voters would use the main part of the arena where WWE’s ring is or if it would be in another part of the building.

TJR Thoughts: This news isn’t a surprise at all. The ThunderDome setup has worked very well for WWE. Even though the state of Florida is allowing fans at sporting events, WWE likely wants to be cautious and by having fans on the screens, at least there is some fan representation on the shows.

 

NEW STEVE AUSTIN BOOK COMING NEXT MARCH

There’s a new book coming out soon about WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. It’s called: “Austin 3:16: 316 Facts & Stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin.” The book is produced by ECW Press, which has done WWE books in the past and it’s written by Michael McAvennie. The release date is March 16, 2021, so yes it’s on 3/16 day.

Here are the promotional notes about the book:

316 facts about WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin

Austin 3:16 is a book about Stone Cold Steve Austin.

What?

I said STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN!

What?

Stone Cold is the toughest S.O.B. ever to lace up a pair of boots.

What?

He’d flip you the bird …

What?

… stomp a mudhole in you …

What?

… and walk it dry.

What?

Austin embodied WWE’s Attitude Era the moment he won the 1996 King of the Ring tournament …

What?

… and quoted iconic scripture on his opponent: “Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!”

What?

Austin 3:16 celebrates the six-time WWE Champion’s finest moments in the ring and on the microphone …

What?

… and crashes other WWE Superstars’ in-ring revelries while behind the wheel of a beer truck …

What?

… a Zamboni …

What?

… and a monster truck.

What?

This book collects 316 Stone Cold facts, figures and catchphrases that uncover little known facets about the Texas Rattlesnake …

What?

… including how he got into sports entertainment …

What?

… came up with the “Stone Cold” moniker …

What?

… what he really thinks of longtime adversaries Mr. McMahon, The Rock, and Bret “Hit Man” Hart …

What?

… and why he has the WWE Universe shouting “What?” all the time.

What?

Bottom line: Austin 3:16 says it all …

What?

… BECAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!

TJR Thoughts: I’m a big Steve Austin fan, so I’ll probably get the book next March even though I know a lot of the answers to the questions due to seeing interviews with him and reading his autobiography from the 2000s. I just think the press release is annoying with the “What?” usage even though it’s a phrase Austin helped to coin in WWE about 19 years ago. I just think it got a little annoying reading it there.

TOTAL BELLAS RETURNS IN NOVEMBER

We were sent the press release for the return of WWE produced Total Bellas on E Network.

WWE Superstars, New York Times best-selling authors and entrepreneurs Nikki Bella and Brie Bella are back with an all-new season of “Total Bellas,” premiering on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 9 ET/6 PT on E!.

This season, as Nikki and Brie prepare for some major milestones, including the expansion of their families with the births of their baby boys. In their memoir, “Incomparable,” Nikki reveals a deep secret she held from her family for more than 20 years. As Brie gives Nikki some childbirth and motherhood life hacks, it brings some of Brie’s emotions to the forefront from her previous pregnancy.

Brie attempts to bring Nikki and their brother JJ back together after they hit a rough patch in their relationship. In a devastating turn of events, The Bellas discover that their mom Kathy will need to have emergency brain surgery. Despite everything, The Bellas still find time to celebrate with their family babymoon trip and baby showers, and an impromptu decision leaves the twins wondering if Phoenix is their forever home.

Don’t miss the all-new season premiere of “Total Bellas” Thursday, Nov. 12, at 9 ET/6 PT on E!.

Here’s the trailer video.

TJR Thoughts: Poor Daniel Bryan. I mean he does live a good life and has a lovely wife and family. I just mean being on the show in general. If you read my regular TV reviews, you know I tend to say it all the time. Just get back in the ring, Bryan. I miss you.

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