Report: WWE To Re-Tape ‘NXT EVOLVE’ Content, Project Still In ‘Proof Of Concept’ Stage
The development of “NXT EVOLVE” continues.
In February, WWE reportedly taped the pilot, and Gabe Sapolsky and Jeremy Borash were believed to be major players in the project.
In an update, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful reports that WWE will re-taped the content it has already taped for “NXT EVOLVE.” In the report, Ross Sapp noted that the project hasn’t been “greenlit” yet and stated that the program could be compared to AEW Dark. He also noted that Rinku Singh and Tino Sabbatelli participated at the tapings in May.
“Fightful has learned that the NXT EVOLVE content didn’t come out quite as expected, and required a re-tape,” wrote Ross Sapp. “We revealed details of the EVOLVE tapings recently, but as of now the project is not greenlit for a full run and is still in the “proof of concept” stage.
“We’re told that the footage was pretty dark, and as of what was able to be viewed, the wrestlers were competing in relative silence. The program will be seen as an answer to AEW Dark to some, but was actually a planned well ahead of that. We’re told that Rinku Singh and Tino Sabbatelli were involved in the tapings, which took place the first week of May.”
WrestleZone will provide more details as they become available.