Tuesday, March 17, 2020

WWE Changing Up NXT Format With No Live Matches

WWE Changing Up NXT Format With No Live Matches
This week's SmackDown on FOX and next Monday's RAW on the USA Network have been confirmed for the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. They were moved from their original venues due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This week's NXT episode will also air from the Performance Center due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Dave Meltzer noted on Twitter that this week's NXT episode will be under a "modified format" while SmackDown and RAW will continue to be done like they were this past week.

This week's NXT was scheduled to feature Candice LeRae vs. Mercedes Martinez in a Takeover Ladder Match qualifier, plus a title reign celebration with NXT Champion Adam Cole, but it looks like these will not be happening as Meltzer added that there will be no live matches on NXT this week. There will reportedly be a "studio setting" with interviews, personality profiles and old footage.