WWE has announced a new Premium Live Event (PLE) for its NXT brand, known as NXT Battleground, that will take place on Memorial Day weekend in May.
Here are the details from WWE’s web site:
WWE today announced that NXT Battleground will take place live at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. on Sunday, May 28. Tickets for the premium live event go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. ET via http://www.tsongascenter.com/.
This marks the first time that an NXT premium live event has taken place in Massachusetts and the second time since February 2020 that a stand-alone NXT premium live event has taken place outside of the state of Florida. NXT Vengeance Day emanated from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte this past February.
NXT Battleground will feature the biggest Superstars from NXT in action, including NXT Champion Bron Breakker, North American Champion Wes Lee, NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez, Carmelo Hayes, Tiffany Stratton and more.
“We look forward to returning NXT to the road and delivering an incredible night of action to the passionate fans of Massachusetts and those watching at home,” said WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels.
NXT Battleground will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else. Additional information on the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
NXT Battleground is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, one day after WWE’s main roster runs the King & Queen of the Ring event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
May 28 also happens to be the same date as AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view (PPV) event. WWE ran an NXT PLE the same date as Tony Khan’s ROH PPV last December, so the precedent has already been set for a scheduling decision like this.
Will Tony Khan respond by making a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT? I guess we shall see.
Are you excited for a packed weekend of wrestling shows at the end of May, Cagesiders?