While Wrestlemania rages on and has morphed into a two day event, WWE cancelled NXT Takeover Tampa and the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony. People expect Hall Of Fame to happen around Summerslam, but NXT Takeover was a bit more built up. We had matches like Adam Cole vs. Velveteen Dream, Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa, and a ladder match for number one contendership for the NXT Women’s Championship set up. Add in defenses of the North American, Tag Team and possibly Cruiserweight Championships and it was going to be a stacked card for sure. Thankfully, we now know when and how we will see these planned matches. They will be coming to NXT TV starting April 1st.
First Announced By Sports Illustrated, and Confirmed By WWE On Twitter
“The matches originally scheduled for #NXTTakeOver: Tampa Bay will now take place on #NXTonUSA, starting 4/1!” was a tweet sent out by the official WWE NXT page, which is as good a source as you can get in these times. With WWE aggressively taping matches for shows like RAW, Smackdown, and even Wrestlemania, some content for these coming episodes of NXT could have already happened behind the closed doors of the WWE Performance Center.
NXT TV has always been home to huge matches and moments. Since going live on USA, we have gotten matches like Adam Cole defending the NXT Championship against Finn Balor, but this is going to feel much bigger. These aren’t just going to be ‘Takeover Quality’ matches, they are the Takeover matches. We sadly will have them broken up by commercial breaks, but if they are taped we could hopefully see uncut versions go live on WWE Network.
NXT Is Far From Dead
After NXT had no in ring action last week, instead opting for documentary style content, fans were worried that NXT could have been placed on the backburner by WWE. But they are coming back better than ever. We can expect an action packed episode this week, as they fast forward the build to these major title matches. Wednesday Nights were kept alive by AEW last week, and now NXT is gonna throw some oil in the fire and make it the brightest night of the week for wrestling fans once again.
Are you excited to see the planned matches for NXT Takeover Tampa? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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