CLEVELAND — Editor’s note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.
WWE’s return to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will mark its first show in Cleveland since October 2019. Dating back to last March, the company has been exclusively hosting shows in front of virtual fans at venues in the Central Florida area due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with the lone exception being this April’s Wrestlemania 37, which was held in front of live fans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Earlier this month, WWE announced it will hit the road again in July starting with a 25-stop tour that will begin with Friday Night SmackDown in Houston, Texas, on July 16 and run through Labor Day. While WWE had previously only announced its first three stops of the tour — all of which will take place in Texas — it announced its ensuing three stops on Wednesday, which will include Cleveland (July 23), Kansas City (July 26) and Minneapolis (July 30).