Measuring 20 feet high and 40 feet wide, the spectacular new set weighs more than a ton and fills an entire tractor trailer from back to front and top to bottom. It is comprised of thousands of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and requires more than four hours of set-up time before each live event. To fully deliver an experience similar to that seen every week on WWE’s television productions, the three sets (Raw, SmackDown and one backup) were an investment of more than 1.5 million dollars.
The new set was introduced at both the Raw and SmackDown live events between Christmas and New Year’s Day. WWE.com was on hand in WWE’s home state capital of Hartford, Conn. for the final Raw live event of 2011, where the new set garnered reactions to from our Superstars, Divas and most importantly, you … our fans.