As first reported by PWInsider, NXT TakeOver 31 will be available to purchase via pay-per-view provider for the very first time in its history.
Currently, it is known that Verizon Fios will carry the thirty first instalment for $54.99 while DirecTV will have the event available for $54.95 which includes the NXT TakeOver 31 Kick-Off Show which is slated to run for thirty minutes prior to the event.
Earlier this week during his conference call, Triple H promised that tonight’s event will be a game changer for the brand and it seems like the jump to pay-per-view providers is just one of many moves that is set to shake up the black and yellow brand starting from this evening.
WWE Network will still air the event live for the traditional $9.99 per month or free if you sign up today or have signed up within the last thirty days.
Though there is currently no official word on whether NXT TakeOver events will use this model in the future, PWInsider do believe that WWE are now testing the waters to see if the general public are willing to pay more than the traditional price for NXT.
The official card for NXT TakeOver 31 shapes up like this:
Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly – NXT Championship Match
Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae – NXT Women’s Championship Match
Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano – NXT North American Championship Match
Santos Escobar vs. Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott – NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match
Inside the Ropes will have all the breaking stories and full coverage from NXT TakeOver 31 as and when it happens.