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Matches Reportedly Pulled From Upcoming Episode Of NXT

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As reported by Fightful Select the upcoming episode of NXT is due to undergo “significant changes” due to a potential new COVID-19 outbreak.

According to Fightful, the scare comes after trainees attended a recent event where many were not taking proper precautions.

“Some talent have been contacted and told to quarantine, and others have been pulled from the show altogether.”

The report also suggests that several individuals have been accused of not taking proper precautions regarding Covid. At time of writing there is currently no word on which talents or matches may be affected.

NXT last suffered an outbreak back in September, which resulted in Performance Center classes being cancelled and matches on the show being changed.

Just a month later, three WWE venues were investigated as being potential COVID-19 hotspots. On this occasion two of the sites that were investigated were the Performance Center and Full Sail where NXT had been running from shortly before investigation took place.

The news of the potential outbreak comes off the back of WWE reportedly aiming to have 45,000 fans in attendance at each night of WrestleMania 37. Initial reports suggested that the company were aiming to have 30,000 fans inside Raymond James Stadium on each night, but these estimates have seen been upgraded.

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida also hosted Superbowl LV on February 2nd 2021 with 25,000 fans in attendance. A further 30,000 seats were filled by cardboard cut outs.

Meanwhile, WWE recently announced that NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver will also take place over two nights for the first time on April 7th and April 8th.