Wrestlers were not able to hear the crowd noise from the virtual audience in the WWE ThunderDome when it was first started.
However, according to Dave Meltzer on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, that has changed.
The idea to change it came from former Superstar and current producer TJ Wilson. Meltzer stated Wilson said it would be great if the wrestlers were able to hear the virtual audience members making some noise.
Thus, it got the company to start piping in audience noise and reactions for wrestlers to be able to hear it.