The date of the first landmark TakeOver show of the NXT 2.0 era has reportedly been revealed and is set to take place before the end of the year.
TakeOver has been a staple of the NXT brand since the first event baring that name took place in May 2014. In a sign of how much things have changed in WWE since then, only 3 of the 12 competitors on that show are still active WWE Superstars.
In the following years, TakeOvers became the most talked-about shows on the wrestling calendar and moved out of their Orlando home for the first time in August 2015 for the first NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn show. That event was headlined by Finn Balor defeating Kevin Owens in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Title.
The most recent NXT TakeOver event took place in August 2021 on the night after SummerSlam. NXT TakeOver 36 was the last TakeOver event before NXT was revamped into NXT 2.0 and was also Adam Cole’s last night in the company. The main event on that occasion saw Samoa Joe defeat the Raw-bound Karrion Kross for the NXT Title.
Now Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics has reported that a date has seemingly been pencilled in for the first TakeOver event of the multi-coloured era – although whether the shows remain known as TakeOvers remains to be seen:
“Tentative date for the first NXT 2.0 Takeover is Sunday, December 5, according to multiple sources. Have asked but couldn’t confirm if “Takeover” will continue to be the brand name.”
No main roster WWE pay-per-view is scheduled for December with Survivor Series taking place in November and the new Day One show taking place on New Year’s Day 2022.