WWE is making changes to the NXT TakeOver format going forward as revealed by Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.
“WWE NXT is gonna be staring an hour earlier. I don’t know if the next Takeover [in Brooklyn] is starting earlier. I’ll try to get that confirmed in the next couple of days…The idea is that the shows will be under 3 hours.”
Meltzer added, “The idea is not to lengthen the shows but based on history of the changes in WWE… I think it’s probably gonna end up the same thing. It is what it is. As far as entertainment goes, I like the time of an NXT show at 2 and a half hours. Would it be bad if it went 2 and 45 minutes or 2:50 or 3 hours? Probably not. I don’t think that is gonna water down the show or hurt the show. It’s the move that they’re making.”