This past week Triple H confirmed that Sunday’s WWE NXT TakeOver 31 event would be moved to the Performance Center and hinted at the show looking different.
He provided more details on what fans can expect while doing an interview with Sports Illustrated.
Inside of the Performance Center, WWE has remodeled a television set that will be called Capitol Wrestling Center, which is a tribute to the Capitol Wrestling Corporation that was founded by Jess McMahon in 1953 and later run by Vincent J. McMahon, the father of current WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
“The Capitol Wrestling Center captures the feel and the vibe of NXT. We will have all the bells and whistles of the ThunderDome, but we’ll keep that NXT feel. It’s edgier, darker and raw—you’re walking into the ultimate heavy metal soundstage.”
There will be video walls surrounding the ring with virtual fans, which will give it a similar feel to the ThunderDome. Triple H also confirmed that a live crowd of around 100 people will be in attendance. It did point out how they will take COVID-19 precautions with those planning to attend.
“There will be a contingent of fans in attendance, some of which will be talent, others will be friends and family and some will be fans,” said Levesque. “We will take every safety precaution that there is. All of this was signed off by our medical staff. Everybody that walks in the building will be PCR tested, take a questionnaire and be medically screened. There will be plexiglass pods with fans that are in groups, and the groups will vary in size. Everyone will wear masks, and each group will never be near anyone else.”
WWE NXT TakeOver 31 will be headlined by WWE NXT Champion Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly. You can check out the full interview here.