WWE Reportedly Pulling Back From Their Use Of Augmented Reality, Will Remain On PLEs

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Yet another production change is inbound for WWE.

Augmented reality has been a part of WWE’s production since SummerSlam in 2018, with numerous Superstars having their own graphics that appear on screen during their entrances.

This may be about to change, however, as PWInsider are now reporting that WWE are pulling back from their use of AR on their weekly programming moving forward, although the plan is to still use these effects for their premium live events.

“WWE will be pulling back from much of the Augemented Reality content they use weekly on Raw and Smackdown, PWInsider.com has confirmed. The plan is for that content to remain on occasion, likely PPV events, but will not be as much of a hallmark on WWE weekly programming. One source stated that last night’s Smackdown episode is believed to be the last time it will be regularly used.”


The move comes after PWInsider reported earlier this week that WWE would be pulling back on using their larger scale set and Titantron at TV tapings in favor for the smaller setup seen in Philadelphia over WrestleMania weekend.   

Additionally, the report notes that as part of those changes, WWE will also be cutting back on the amount of staff and equipment brought to shows for lighting and production purposes, along with the number of production trucks at events.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on WWE’s production changes as soon as we hear more.

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