Excitement Within WWE NXT Over Possible Touring, Will Expansion Hurt Local Independents?

- There is said to be a lot of excitement within WWE NXT right now about the brand going on tour with live events. WWE reportedly has holds on potential venues for NXT live events to happen as soon as May but plans aren't 100% finalized yet as they aren't sure when they want to launch the touring. We've noted how they could be debuting at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia this spring.


It will be very interesting to see if NXT going on tour hurts some of the local indie wrestling promotions in those areas, similar to what happened when WWE changed the territories by expanding nationally in the 1980's.