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NXT Reportedly Planning To Run Live Shows In Third Quarter Of 2021

Karrion Kross

It has been reported that NXT will return to running live shows late in the third quarter of 2021.

As reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, nothing is set in stone, but plans call for live NXT shows to return in late summer.

“This can all change and will, but we were told the plan is for NXT to go back to running live shows late third quarter of 2021.”

The report comes after it was suggested that WWE are planning to hit the road again in June. However, the same report adds that WWE Superstars have been told to expect a August or late July return. It is also noted that plans could change, depending on when AEW begin to tour, as WWE want to be first.

Legendary announcer and current AEW commentator Jim Ross recently suggested that AEW will begin touring in the summer. Speaking on his podcast, Grilling JR, Ross said that AEW are planning on “going back on the road pretty aggressively, beginning in July.”

While AEW has seen fans return to it’s weekly television shows in a very limited capacity, they have remained at Daley’s Place.

WWE have so far resisted temptation to run their weekly shows with a live crowd, but fans did return for WrestleMania 37. The company announced that both nights of the extravaganza were a sell-out, with total attendance of 51,350 across the event.

It has also been noted that WWE are hoping to hold SummerSlam in front of a live crowd.

WWE continue to broadcast RAW, SmackDown and PPV’s from the ThunderDome, which is currently stationed at the Yuengling Center.