It has been revealed that NXT removed their fan seating pods for last night’s NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver show.
Last night, NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver kicked off in epic fashion. A new report has detailed changes for the live crowd that were in the building to witness Raquel Gonzalez’ NXT Women’s Championship victory.
According to Fightful Select (subscription required), members of the Capitol Wrestling Center audience were not organised into pods. They were required to test negative for COVID-19, with tests provided free of charge.
It was also noted that there are no longer dividers separating fans on the floor area. This, as well as an elevated seating area across from the hard camera, allowed significantly more fans to attend last night’s show. Masks are still required for these shows.
These changes to the NXT live audience are interesting. Allowing more fans to attend these shows could be the first step towards WWE fans being a regular presence on Raw and SmackDown again.
WWE do not plan on resuming house shows anytime soon, with another report showing that all post-WrestleMania shows set to air from the new ThunderDome location.
Rachel Gonzalez and Io Shirai main-evented last night’s Stand & Deliver show. You can read about the last-minute change made for this match here.