For those not keeping score, after the HD set staying fairly consistent since they ditched the cylinder on the one side, this past year's seen the titantron evolve a little bit more:
- The big LED square boards on the sides of the screen and bottom of the stage have been replaced with slightly larger, full-video LED boards - The neon-y lights on the top and underside of the screen are gone. - The lighting rig has divided in two and gone from being just on the WWE sign-side of the stage to on both sides like the classic set-up, and actually appears to have received said neon-y lights from the screen.
Overall the stage just looks a lot... cleaner. Maybe too polished as a lot of people continue to say, but I think having the lighting gantries moved to both sides of the stage gives it a good bit of symmetry that had been missing with the HD set. It evokes the last years of the previous Raw set, with slightly less strobes.
Now if only there were some minor tweaks they could do to slightly differentiate Raw and Smackdown, but even that I'm pretty much over.
Post by Bravo Echo November on Jan 3, 2012 20:51:46 GMT -5
It seems too simple but at the same time superfluous. The only thing I have hated about the HD switch is that the tron/stages have become too simplified and uninspired (minus a few occasions). The new stage I'm not too fond of the new screens, too much movement in my opinion.
There there, Reigns' promo shouldn't last that long.