– The plan for next weekend’s NXT tapings from the Barclays Center are to do the 2-hour live Takeover special on the WWE Network from 8-10pm EST. After that show concludes, they’ll be taping an episode of NXT TV.
NXT is taping TV tonight from Full Sail University, with the first episode taped airing next week as the “go-home” episode to Takeover: Brooklyn. The other episodes will begin airing on 9/2.
– Several NXT talents are using new ring names. Aside from Uhaa Nation now going under the name Apollo Crews:
- Cassie McIntosh, who was K.C. Cassidy and then changed to Cassie, has had her name changed again to Peyton Royce.
- Jessie McKay is now Billie Kay.
- Axel Tischer is now Alexander Wolfe
- Mike Rallis who became Mike Rawlis is now Riddick Moss.
- Lina Fanene is now Nia Jax.
– Next week’s WWE RAW from Minneapolis, the go-home show for SummerSlam, has sold about 9,500 tickets. Ticket prices were recently discounted and there are around 1,000 tickets left. The show is being built around appearances from The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar ahead of their match next Sunday.
* THE ROCK Appearing At WWE SummerSlam?
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)