WWE moved NXT and 205 Live to the Capitol Wrestling Center. The venue has an atmosphere similar to the WWE ThunderDome. However, it seems the company no longer requires fans to watch the shows live.
Several fans have speculated that WWE has been using stock footage for their Capitol Wrestling Center screens. Fan reactions to the in-ring action did not quite match up. According to a report by PW Insider, it has been confirmed that WWE has been repurposing fan reactions for their NXT tapings.
Fans allowed WWE to use their likeness in this manner when they had signed the ThunderDome agreement. It was said that “WWE is only letting a small group of invited fans from the NXT mailing list into the Wednesday tapings.”