The COVID-19 pandemic shut down touring for WWE as the company is no longer going around the country to hold television and house shows.
This includes NXT. While NXT would air its weekly television show on the USA Network from Full Sail University in Winter Park Florida before the pandemic, it would hold house shows around the state of Florida and occasionally do live events in other states in the US.
That has obviously changed for WWE and its developmental brand. However, Triple H, who oversees the brand, understands that having a weekly two-hour show isn’t enough time for all of the wrestlers under contract to gain further experience that they would usually get by working house shows.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “Paul Levesque is going through budgets trying to find a way to implement some type of a show that would get more NXT talent ring time and exposure. They aren’t going to do house shows but they may add something in some form.”
NXT has been a money loser for WWE over the years, but they continued to book house shows to help develop talent. It will be interesting to see exactly what Triple H has planned. Perhaps a new show on the WWE Network is in the works.