Update On NXT Plans Following COVID-19 Outbreak

2 years ago by Sanchez Taylor

Update On NXT Plans Following COVID-19 Outbreak

A recent report has outlined more changes made by NXT due to the recent outbreak, and what it means for NXT TakeOver.

With the recent NXT COVID-19 outbreak, the brand had to change a number of plans for this week’s show. A new report has outlined which matches were affected this week, and what the future looks like for the brand.

According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, two matches were changed for last night’s episode of NXT. He also explained why, in theory, NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver plans shouldn’t need altering.

Here is the full quote:

“In theory, they’ll be all cleared in 10-14 days, so as far as TakeOver, I don’t think it’s really… unless somebody has a really bad case and gets sick, I don’t think TakeOver is affected at all. And I don’t know if next week’s TV’s affected. If they started testing guys on Friday and Saturday, that means there’s a good chance they’d be cleared to come back for next Wednesday’s show. So, in theory, the people should be back by Wednesday, so it was just the one week.

“It affected two matches. The Leon Ruff/Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott match was cancelled with no mention of it whatsoever. And then they tried to do a storyline with the idea that Alexander Wolfe and Timothy Thatcher got taken out, both of them, so that explained them not being there.”

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Triple H was not backstage for yesterday’s show. It is unknown whether his absence was a COVID-19 safety precaution, or unrelated to the outbreak.

On NXT, a competitor was reportedly injured during their match. You can read about that by clicking here.

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