WWE Postpones 2 NXT Live Events in Florida Because of Hurricane Dorian

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2019

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WWE announced the postponement of two NXT live events on Thursday because of Hurricane Dorian. 

The live event scheduled for Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday has been moved to Sept. 20 and the show scheduled for Ft. Pierce, Florida, on Saturday will now take place Sept. 28.

Per CNN, Hurricane Dorian is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane when it makes landfall in Florida over the weekend, meaning it could create winds from 130-156 mph.

NXT regularly runs a live event loop through Florida. While it doesn't feature all of NXT's top stars like the weekly television show and the TakeOver events do, the live events give developing wrestlers an opportunity to perform in front of live crowds.

In the coming weeks, NXT will be under an even bigger spotlight than usual, as it will debut a weekly two-hour show on USA Network on Sept. 18.

NXT isn't the only sporting event impacted by Hurricane Dorian, as Saturday's college football game between Florida State and Boise State that was originally supposed to be played in Jacksonville was moved to Tallahassee, Florida, instead.

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