NXT 2.0 will reportedly start touring “relatively soon” for the first time since the show’s revamp in September 2021.
During NXT’s boom period as the ‘Black and Gold brand’ the show regularly toured the United States as WWE’s third brand. The show even featured in the United Kingdom with numerous runs of live shows and appearances at Download Festival.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE were running NXT Road Trip tours around the US, and then a Florida loop at smaller venues around the state. However, this came to an end in March 2020, and the brand is yet to return to the road.
Although it has now been reported that this could be about to change. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the show will commence touring relatively soon.
“There have been talks, and it’s not ‘official official’, but they are probably gonna start touring relatively soon. Of course I heard that last year, there was a time where it was about to happen and then they didn’t pull the trigger, but it’s back in the talking stage and serious talking and there’s, like I said, nothing official, but the belief is that they will be touring.
“I can’t imagine with this crew that they will tour nationally. I think it’s probably just the Florida shows, but that’s what I was talking about before – just run a couple of Florida shows, give these people some ring time, get them to learn how to wrestle in a non-television format and things like that.”
On April 29th WWE released ten NXT Superstars including Dakota Kai, Parker Boudreaux and Malcom Bivens. While it was reported that Boudreaux, who had been performing as Harland, was released due to not improving enough in the ring, he has wasted little time in seemingly plotting out his next move.
Posting on social media, Boudreaux shared a screen grab of a conversation between himself and Angelo “Gelo” Ferraro, who is part of the entourage for Hip-Hop star Drake.
In the exchange, Ferrero appears to confirm that Drake wants to meet with the former NXT star.
H/t to Wrestle Talk for the transcription.