WWE is holding NXT TakeOver: 31 tonight on the WWE Network, and the event will be available on pay-per-view which is a first for NXT. The event will also see the return of live fans to a certain extent.
Sports Illustrated reported that the WWE Performance Center will now be known as the “Capitol Wrestling Center.” This is a tribute to WWE’s beginnings. Triple H spoke about this exciting new change and what it will offer fans in terms of presentation.
WWE renovated the building as it was getting “lived in” which we previously reported. Triple H also confirmed that WWE is bringing live fans back for NXT TakeOver: 31. These friends and family will add another element to the presentation as more than just NXT trainees will be around the ring.
“There will be a contingent of fans in attendance, some of which will be talent, others will be friends and family and some will be fans. We will take every safety precaution that there is. All of this was signed off by our medical staff. Everybody that walks in the building will be PCR tested, take a questionnaire and be medically screened. There will be plexiglass pods with fans that are in groups, and the groups will vary in size. Everyone will wear masks, and each group will never be near anyone else.”
WWE wanted to bring back live fans, and this is how they are getting it done. They attempted to bring in friends and family before, but a positive COVID-19 test in WWE’s training class caused them to nix the idea for a while. Now they are trying it again.
NXT TakeOver: 31 starts tonight at 7:00 PM. The kickoff begins at 6:30 PM and we will have complete coverage here at Ringside News.