Last weekend, the WWE completed a huge weekend of wrestling in Brooklyn, New York. On Saturday night, NXT Takeover Brooklyn was a massive success. Bayley and Sasha Banks had arguably the greatest women’s match in WWE history. Following that bout was Finn Balor and Kevin Owens, who took nasty moves on ladders, while having a 5-star match.
The night after showcased the best WWE had to offer on WWE SummerSlam. Owens and Cesaro or Seth Rollins and John Cena battled for match of the night. Undertaker and Brock Lesnar ended with in controversial fashion, when Undertaker cheated to win. Rollins got the help of Jon Stewart to ensure a victory against the 15-time WWE champion.
Although the numbers aren’t on the record, WWE had to have made a lot of money in just marketing revenue alone over the huge weekend. ESPN was present to cover the event, which helped the publicity the day of the event. NXT Takeover was a sold-out show, but the impressive feat was that it sold out in just hours.
Interesting news has just been revealed about the future of NXT Takeovers and WWE PPV’s. According to Cageside Seats, those huge weekends with a big-NXT show and WWE PPV aren’t over.
“It looks like going forward WWE will start running NXT Takeover specials on the Network the night before Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and SummerSlam.”
This isn’t confirmed, but is this a good idea if WWE goes through with it? On a positive note, it’s a giant weekend for the WWE, and fans will come from all around the world to witness all three nights. To be realistic, the WWE Universe seemed a bit tired throughout the night on WWE Raw.
During NXT Takeover Brooklyn, the WWE Universe was on fire for the entire night. Perhaps in the future, if WWE decides to do that, they will have package deals available for WWE fans who want to stay the entire weekend. It would be similar to the WrestleMania Axxess package.
The only true negative about NXT Takeover events being the same weekend as important WWE PPV’s is the fact that NXT has better wrestling and the fans were louder for that, instead of SummerSlam. What Culturewrote an article on eight reasons NXT Takeover was better than SummerSlam. It’s all an opinion, but if WWE fans flock to the NXT event rather than the WWE show, then WWE could have a problem on their hands.
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