It’s good to have a backup plan. Starting back in October, wrestling fans were treated to the latest battle of wrestling promotions as NXT moved to the USA Network to oppose AEW Dynamite. This became one of the more interesting stories over the course of the last several months as there are several major differences between the two shows. One of those will be highlighted even more next month.
If you have ever watched NXT, you know that they have a loyal and at times rabid fan base. The same is true for AEW, but NXT’s is a little bit different as all of their weekly television shows take place in the same arena. The NXT Arena at Full Sail University may be small, but the fans are incredibly energetic. However, they won’t be getting to see the show live in just a few weeks.
During this week’s NXT, it was announced that the March 11 edition will be taking place at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. The show has to be moved due to a special event taking place at Full Sail University, meaning that the move is not a permanent one. The show at the Performance Center is being billed as a Fan Appreciation Night, though there is no word on what that will include.
You might need to get to know this place. Check out the Performance Center in its glory:
Opinion: This is something that can make for a unique one off event and there’s nothing wrong with that. Full Sail is a great home for NXT but every now and then, it is nice to see them move around and see what they can do elsewhere. Granted staying in the same city and not going outside of the boundaries of Orlando might not be the best test but some change is better than none.
What are you expecting from the show? Should NXT go on the road every week? Let us know in the comments below.
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