The COVID-19 pandemic has halted WWE tours as the company no longer tours the country hosting TV shows and house shows.
This includes NXT. While NXT aired its weekly TV show on the US network at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida before the pandemic, it hosted shows in the state of Florida and occasionally hosted live events in other states. the United States.
That has obviously changed for WWE and its development brand. However, Triple H, who oversees the brand, understands that having a two-hour weekly show is not enough for all contract wrestlers to gain additional experience that they would usually get by working in house shows. .
Dave Meltzer reported in the last edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “Paul Levesque is going through budgets trying to find a way to implement a type of show that would give more time and exposure to NXT talent. They’re not going to do house shows but they can add something in one form or another. “
NXT has been a money loser for WWE over the years, but they have continued to book house shows to help develop talent. It will be interesting to see exactly what Triple H has planned. Perhaps a new WWE Network show is in the works.