NXT TakeOver

NXT TakeOver won’t coincide with Royal Rumble 2020

Yesterday, WWE released information about the travel packages for Royal Rumble, but NXT TakeOver was notably missing from the schedule. It would seem the network exclusive event won’t be a part of the weekend’s festivities.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “WWE has confirmed that the travel package listing was not an error and that a Worlds Collide event is taking place on that day instead of TakeOver. In regard to the future of NXT TakeOver events, WWE said in a statement that the schedule of the 2020 NXT TakeOver Events will be out in the near future.”

Worlds Collide was a part of this year’s Royal Rumble weekend as well, but it wasn’t promoted as heavily. The event featured superstars from 205 Live, NXT and NXT in a two-day tournament, that granted the winner a shot at the title of their choice.

This is an interesting decision because NXT TakeOver has become such a big part of the weekend surrounding WWE’s “Big Four” pay-per-view events. On the other hand, this could be a good way to highlight mid-card talent who may not have gotten the same opportunity otherwise.

For example, this year Mia Yim and Taynara Conti faced Chelsea Green and Vanessa Borne in a tag match. Albeit, it was a dark match, but this could be a way to present some dream matches we wouldn’t get to see on NXT or NXT UK.

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