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Backstage Note On 205 Live Being Taped With NXT Rather Than SmackDown


WWE will be moving NXT and 205 Live to the Performance Center starting with NXT TakeOver 31 on Sunday. NXT had been taping from Full Sail University while 205 Live was being taped in the ThunderDome before SmackDown. According to a report from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there had been talk all week of moving NXT to the Thunderdome but nothing materialized.

The reason 205 Live will be taped with NXT instead of SmackDown is that NXT and 205 Live share wrestlers, so it’s best to keep certain groups of wrestlers together. That way, if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in NXT, the wrestlers from that brand that appear on 205 Live wouldn’t spread it among SmackDown talent. This is similar to how Hollywood is running productions lately, with groups like actors/directors and crew working at different locations and times.


The recent COVID-19 outbreak in NXT spread to the main roster specifically because of a wrestler that worked 205 Live.

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