NXT Takeover Match Slightly Cut For Time; Audience Notes

WrestleMania week is in the books, and we saw some major changes. One of those was in NXT.

With Takeover: Stand and Deliver airing on USA Network as opposed to Peacock, the show faced some time constraints. That wasn't the only piece of news to come out of the event, as they also adjusted their fan experience, as Fightful Select reported:.

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There are no more pods at the Capitol Wrestling Center, but those in attendance did require a negative COVID test at no cost to themselves. There are no more dividers in the floor area, either. Also, there's an elevated area for a row of fans across from the hard camera, and a seated area opposite the entrance ramp. Masks are still required at the shows. This greatly expanded the available attendance.

Even before the NXT Takeover Stand And Deliver main event happened, Fightful learned it had to be adjusted for time. During the show a match went long, causing for time for Io Shirai and Raquel Gonzalez to be reduced. WWE doesn't typically have this issue as Takeovers don't have hard out times.

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