WWE NXT News & Notes – NXT Vengeance Day Announced, Triple H Update, Touring Plans Update, More

WWE Announced NXT Vengeance Day Event for February

WWE recently announced that the next television special for their NXT 2.0 brand will be taking place on February 15th and will be titled NXT Vengeance Day.

In regards to the airing status for this upcoming special, Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that USA Network officials are currently expected to make a decision next week to either air it on their network or move it to SyFy network instead due to their 2022 Winter Olympics Games commitments. This upcoming week’s episodes of RAW and NXT are currently scheduled to air on SyFy due to USA Network’s current commitments for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics Games.

Triple H’s NXT Status Update

WWE reportedly currently do not have any plans for Paul “Triple H” Levesque to resume running their NXT brand nor resume his work in the company’s creative team due to his recent health issues, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reported that WWE officials have been very happy with Shawn Michaels’ work running the NXT brand during Levesque’s absence. Meltzer reported that his sources stated that WWE officials currently feel Michaels has a great aptitude for the company’s creative process and understanding of how to make the type of stars the company wants.

In regards to NXT’s creative team, Meltzer reported that while Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard are currently in charge of the NXT brand, McMahon is not as hands on with the scripts and making last minute changes for NXT shows as he is for RAW and SmackDown shows.

WWE Reportedly Considering Plans to Resume Touring for NXT & Hiring Outside Talent for the Brand

WWE officials reportedly have held recent internal talks regarding potential plans to resume running live events outside of the Performance Center for their NXT brand, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer also reported that WWE officials are currently considering plans to bring in outside talent to work for their NXT brand for short periods of time. These plans reportedly are similar in idea to how Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, and Samoa Joe were brought into the brand. Meltzer reported that these deals would not be exclusive in nature and would allow those outside talents to continue working in the indies on the side.