Monday, March 16, 2020

Possible Backup Plans For NXT "Takeover: Tampa" And WWE Hall Of Fame

Possible Backup Plans For NXT "Takeover: Tampa" And WWE Hall Of Fame
As noted earlier tonight, WWE confirmed that Takeover and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will not take place as originally scheduled during WrestleMania 36 Weekend.


Pat Laprade, a member of WWE's French announce team, took to Twitter tonight with new rumors on possible plans for both 2020 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the NXT "Takeover: Tampa Bay" event.

While WWE should release another announcement on updated plans soon, it's been speculated that Takeover and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will still take place at some point that week, likely from the WWE Performance Center. Laprade noted on Twitter that there are rumors on a special edition of NXT TV airing the Wednesday before WrestleMania, which would be April 1. Per the rumor, this "big NXT show, similar to Takeover" would be shown on TV, presumably the USA Network in the normal timeslot, and would air in place of the nixed "Takeover: Tampa Bay" event. Laprade did not say whether or not this NXT show would air longer than the usual two hours.

Regarding the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Laprade indicated that the Hall of Fame speeches would air during RAW and SmackDown that week. This was not stated, but the Hall of Fame speeches could air in place of regular content on RAW and SmackDown from the WWE Performance Center. WWE has not confirmed that RAW and SmackDown will air from the Performance Center that week, but it's expected as they were originally scheduled for Tampa at the Amalie Arena.

There's no word yet on if there's any truth to the rumors from Laprade, but stay tuned as we will keep you updated.


PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE:


LATEST NEWS