WWE has announced details for the Royal Rumble 2020 travel packages and it’s interesting to note that one big event was off the list and replaced by a Worlds Collide event.
According to the information posted on WWE.com, NXT TakeOver is not scheduled for Royal Rumble weekend and Worlds Collide will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston.
The tradition is to schedule a TakeOver event on the night before WWE’s tentpole shows. That would include the Royal Rumble but that apparently won’t be the case for 2020.
It’s unclear what this means for TakeOver shows moving forward. It could be that WWE plans on running standalone TakeOver shows. If they choose to, that would give them wiggle room to schedule them on the same night as AEW pay-per-views as counterprogramming. We’ll see soon if that is the plan.