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The WWE taped into the fan spirit with two branded fan cams at a recent TV taping.

The WWE has tremendously high production values (from my unbiased opinion as a former Live Event Producer at WWE).  Like any sporting event their TV tapings go to commercial break and the live audience is left with some downtime.  WWE is judicious about doing too much hype in these moments.  They are know to carefully consider what is done in this down time, with an eye on not burning out the crowd.  Some TV tapings last over 4 hours, so crowds can wear down.

At this weeks Monday Night Raw taping in Cleveland they did use two simple cams, along with some expert work by their in-arena host to keep the crowd’s energy up.

First was a DX Cam, with the ask to emulate the stars in the wrestling faction DX. Known mostly for their animated crotch-chopping, it is not a cam most sports teams would copy however the innovative spirit is fun and ready to emulate.

The WWE also refers to their fans as the “WWE Universe”.  The second cam is WWE Universe Cam and is essentially a fan cam to highlight fans and their signs.

Effective use of a Cam with a clever hook to the wrestling audience.

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