Many people have been asking what happened last night when the lights got shut off during the production of WWE s RAW. Mike Ousley, an employee of the Ford Center since 2002 sent out an explanation to PWInsider.com.

Mike said that the Ford Center contains heat sensors that will trigger fire alarms when the building reaches a certain temperature. He explained that the shore power is hooked to the fire alarm, so that when it is activated the power will be cut off. This is a safety precaution, because if there was a real fire, the show would have no choice but to stop.

According to Mike, RAW s opening pyro was a lot hotter than expected, thus triggering these sensors.

The good news was that the production trucks run of a different source of power so there wasn t an interruption of the broadcast.

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