Watch: First Look At Capitol Wrestling Center, New Home Of NXT
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Hours before WWE NXT TakeOver 31, WWE has released a sneak peek of the Capitol Wrestling Center, the new set that will be used for the show and for NXT going forward.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 4, 2020
NXT has moved to the WWE Performance Center, but the arena has been transformed into the Capitol Wrestling Center, a tribute to the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, WWE’s precursor.
Triple H described the set in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “‘It’s a historic callback to where this all began,'” said Triple H via Barrasso. “‘We gutted the Performance Center and it’s now rebuilt, so it feels like we’re going back to the beginning. To me, it feels like we’re going back to 1953. Just like then, we’re doing something different and new, taking the business to a whole new level. The Capitol Wrestling Center captures the feel and the vibe of NXT. We will have all the bells and whistles of the ThunderDome, but we’ll keep that NXT feel. It’s edgier, darker and raw.'”