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WWE NXT hit with a barrage of Covid-19 cases

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According to reports, the Covid-19 outbreak affecting WWE is not over by any means, as WWE NXT has been hit with the pandemic.


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Wrestling reporters such as John Alba and Sean Ross Sapp has claimed that the NXT roster has been hit with Covid-19 over the past couple of weeks, with multiple Performance Center classes getting cancelled.

The policies for Performance Center in the midst of the pandemic make it necessary for personnel to wear masks while outside of the ring, but they can take them off while training inside the ring. Alba mentioned that some people became too relaxed with mask wearing rules, and especially in spots with a lot of people, it caused concern.

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People in NXT are seemingly still testing positive as of this week. It is being believed that a Performance Center coach has started the spread of the virus amongst the personnel.

NXT Has Long Been Considered One Of The Best Pro-Wrestling Shows

WWE NXT has, for the last few years, been considered one of the best Pro-Wrestling shows in the planet, with emphasis on in-ring work and long-term storytelling, in contrary to the more haphazard, showbiz-like way of the main roster.

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In its original format from 2010 to 2012, the series was a seasonally-broadcast competition series that was filmed in large venues during the SmackDown tapings. The series saw “NXT Rookies” paired with “WWE Pros”, with the pairs competing in challenges until one sole winner remained.

Over the course of its five season run, the winners of each season were Wade Barrett (Season 1), Kaval (Season 2), Kaitlyn (Season 3) and Johnny Curtis (Season 4). After NXT Redemption, the show’s seasonal format was dropped.

After the revamp, NXT was intended to serve as a farm system (developmental territory) for WWE’s main roster, but over time wrestling pundits and fans came to view it as its own distinct entity, and it eventually became a global brand in its own right, establishing itself as WWE’s third major brand (alongside Raw and SmackDown).

NXT’s status was elevated when it moved to the cable network USA in September 2019 and when it became included at that year’s Survivor Series event, winning multiple matches in the event.

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