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WWE notes: ThunderDome, Dominik Mysterio, more


- Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso posted video of the set up for WWE’s ThunderDome, which debuts at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida for this Friday's SmackDown:

WWE is doing a test of the ThunderDome on Thursday night and invited a limited number of fans to participate in the sneak peek:

WWE ThunderDome – a new state-of-the-art viewing experience that virtually brings our fans into the WWE arena via live video on massive LED boards – is debuting this week on Friday Night SmackDown. You are invited to join us for an exclusive Sneak Peek of this cutting-edge technology tomorrow evening, where we will be presenting a special match just for you. By participating, you will be part of our final production test and experience the WWE ThunderDome before anyone else.

Please let us know if you are able to join us by clicking the link below to register. Upon registration, you will receive another email on Thursday with instructions and a specific call time to join the WWE ThunderDome. NOTE: there are a limited number of virtual seats, so we will assign spots on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration to be part of the ThunderDome for Friday’s SmackDown opened last night and reached maximum capacity in 30 minutes.

- Seth Rollins told ESPN about choosing Dominik Mysterio as his SummerSlam opponent:

Everyone was kind of leaning towards the idea of Dominik. I didn't even think twice about it. I think it's a sign of good faith that the company, the people in charge, felt like I was capable of giving this kid his first match on a huge platform.

ESPN wrote about Dominik potentially using the name “Prince Mysterio” in the future:

While Dominik will wrestle under his real name at SummerSlam, Rey and Dominik have discussed Dominik performing under the name 'Prince Mysterio' in the future after he receives more training. Dominik already has the Prince Mysterio gear and mask designed, but wanted to hold off on debuting it at SummerSlam. The name is fitting since Rey, Spanish for King, would love nothing more than to pass down the Mysterio legacy to his son.

- WWE began selling virtual SummerSlam meet and greets with Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman, Keith Lee, Seth Rollins, and Bayley today. Tickets cost $125 and include a two-minute private one-on-one video with the selected wrestler, downloadable video of the meet and greet within 48 hours of it taking place, and the ability to purchase exclusive personalized autograph items. McIntyre, Strowman, Rollins, and Bayley’s meet and greet sessions have sold out, while Lee’s is still available.

- Paul Heyman wrote about Renee Young leaving WWE:

I am, as many others are, just hearing / reading the news that @ReneeYoungWWE will be pursuing other dreams outside of World Wrestling Entertainment. Besides changing her IG name, I can only imagine the plethora of projects running through this young lady's vivid imagination. Working with Renee has been an absolute pleasure. She always brought out the very best in everyone she worked with, and I am forever indebted to her for her on-screen generosity and trust. I look forward to whatever projects she chooses to grace with her passion and personality, and thank her for the opportunity to work with such a professional.

- Adam Cole, Dominik Mysterio, AJ Styles, and Cameron Grimes appeared on today’s episode of WWE’s The Bump

- The Hurt Business (MVP, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin), Mandy Rose, Mark Henry, and Andrade, Angel Garza & Zelina Vega are appearing on Sunday’s pre-SummerSlam edition of The Bump. That Bump episode will begin at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.

- Triple H is a guest on today’s episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast.

- WWE uploaded a Playlist video on wrestlers’ first SummerSlam matches.

- WWE’s YouTube channel uploaded Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship from SummerSlam 2018, Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon from SummerSlam 2019, and Goldberg vs. Dolph Ziggler from SummerSlam 2019.