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NXT finally going to return to the road again and soon going to leave Capitol Wrestling Center.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, NXT talent has been informed that live events will resume in July. There was no specific date specified. Below is the statement was given by Dave Meltzer about this situation
“The idea would be to run in the usual 200 to 400 seat buildings they were running in before when they ran the Central and Northern Florida ‘coconut loop.'” (Thank you Fightful for the Transcription)
In other areas, enforcing a required mask policy will be difficult, so talent will be asked to be vaccinated instead, according to the report.
“The belief is that talent will be asked to get vaccinated as something mandatory because they are going to be running in some rural heavy right-wing markets and the feeling is with that fan base they wouldn’t be able to enforce a mask ordinance” (Thank You HeelbyNature for the transcription)
On March 7, 2020, the two last NXT live events took place, one in Orlando, FL, and the other in Detroit, MI. NXT would frequently hold two live events on the same night, with more experienced television talent on the road and a mix of experienced television talent and newcomers working the Florida shows.
WWE previously announced that a 25-city tour will get off on Friday, July 16 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, with a live SmackDown. The Money In the Bank pay-per-view will then take place on July 18 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX, followed by a live RAW from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on July 19.