The reason why WWE used a different stage and setup for the 1/15/24 edition of RAW

As seen during the January 15th 2024 edition of WWE RAW, a different stage and setup was used for the event but it was only a temporary change. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, WWE had to use the “house show” set due to weather restrictions with The Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkanas and it was not a matter of WWE cutting back on production costs.

Johnson explained the situation…

“PWInsider.com is told that that the venue, which opened back in 1999, was not structured in a way that could support the company’s current lighting rigs, which hang from the ceiling of the venues, due to concern about the amount of snow sitting atop the arena from the weather conditions Arkansas and a lot of other places are dealing with this week. Instead, WWE utilized a lighting truss that was supported by towers erected from the ground up.”