Next WWE NXT PLE Reportedly Set For August Following This Month's Battleground Show

It will be a busy Memorial Day weekend for "WWE NXT," which will run its premium live event, Battleground, head to head against AEW's Double or Nothing pay-per-view on Sunday, May 28.

After that show, it appears it will be quite a bit before fans can enjoy the next big "NXT" show. PWInsider reports that it will be taking place on August 12, a week after WWE SummerSlam is held at Detroit, Michigan's Ford Field. At this time, the location or name for the event has not been locked in.


This will be a slight change for "NXT," as the WWE's third brand didn't hold a PLE during August last year. Instead, "NXT" presented Worlds Collide a month later, in September. The event featured "NXT UK" talent and was seen as an endpoint for that brand after WWE announced "NXT UK" would be going on hiatus in August, with plans to rebrand as "NXT Europe" sometime in 2023. Historically, "NXT" has run major events in August, including TakeOvers in Brooklyn and Toronto prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For now, however, "NXT's" focus remains on Battleground, which will emanate from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts. As it stands, the show will feature Carmelo Hayes defending the "NXT" Championship against Bron Breakker, the finals of the "NXT" Women's Championship tournament, Noam Dar versus Dragon Lee in a British Rules match for the "NXT" Heritage Cup Championship, and Wes Lee putting his "NXT" North American Title on the line against Tyler Bate and Joe Gacy in three-way action.