WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced that NXT Takeover, a live, two-hour action-packed special, will air exclusively at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, May 29 on the WWE Network. The event is at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando.
Following the success of NXT ArRIVAL, the special will once again showcase the best and brightest from WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando and include appearances by WWE Superstars and Legends.
The NXT Takeover pre-show will air at 7:30 p.m. EST and include exclusive interviews and appearances by NXT Superstars, WWE Superstars and Legends.
“As NXT continues to grow in popularity and our fans demand to see more of the next generation of WWE Superstars, we are going to deliver live, in-ring programs featuring up-and-coming talent on WWE Network,” said Paul Triple H Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, WWE. “Our live NXT specials on WWE Network bring out the very best in our performers and make for must-see TV for the WWE Universe.”
On February 27, NXT ArRIVAL on WWE Network had 21 worldwide Twitter trends and was No.3 in overall social mentions for primetime programs on cable and broadcast television. The event had more social mentions than American Idol, the Vikings premiere on History Channel, college basketball on ESPN and Vampire Diaries on CW.
WWE Network is the first 24/7 streaming network that provides access to live and scheduled programming, including all 12 live pay-per-view events, as well as the most comprehensive video-on-demand library. Available for only $9.99 a month – with a six month commitment – fans can subscribe to WWE Network at www.WWE.com.
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