Last month, Dave Meltzer reported that WWE officials had talked about potentially holding NXT shows from the ThunderDome.
Since the launch of NXT years ago, WWE has been holding NXT shows from Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. At the time, the idea was they would hold NXT TakeOver 31 from the ThunderDome, which hosts Raw, SmackDown, and PPV events.
It turns out that WWE decided against the idea in favor of remodeling the Performance Center. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Triple H confirmed that a new set inside of the Performance Center that is titled, Capitol Wrestling Center, will host NXT shows going forward.
As noted, it will have video walls surrounding the ring with virtual fans. In this same interview, Triple H stated that they did have talks about the ThunderDome, but he was against it.
“Since we have a permanent residence at the Amway Center, there was talk of NXT running there, but I was very resistant to that,” Triple H said. “Don’t get me wrong, the spectacle of it is awesome. But one of my goals is to make sure NXT has its own feel and vibe. Now we’re ready to make our splash, and when people see what we have created, people will understand why this is the best environment for us.”
Triple H also confirmed that they will not be severing their relationship with Full Sail University. You can check out the full interview here.