WWE news: Hall of Fame and NXT TakeOver events on WrestleMania weekend cancelled

NXT TakeOver and the WWE Hall of Fame will not go ahead

WWE have confirmed that WrestleMania 36 will go ahead, but not as first planned. 

The biggest event of the year has been moved to the Performance Center and will take place in front of no live audience. 

A statement reads: "In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place.

"However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view.

"Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania." 

While WrestleMania goes ahead, the WWE Hall of Fame and NXT TakeOver will not.   

Both of those events have been cancelled. A statement, shared by PWinsider, read:  

"The WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony and NXT TakeOver will not take place as previously scheduled. We will share further details as they become available."  

WWE Hall of Fame has been cancelled

That will no doubt be a big blow for WWE fans. For some TakeOver has become the best part of WrestleMania weekend, with many preferring the developmental brand to the main roster. 

Calling off the Hall of Fame is a huge blow too, especially to all the legends and their families that were set to be inducted. 

The Class of 2020 includes Jushin 'Thunder' Liger, Batista, nWo members Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, the Bella Twins, JBL and the British Bulldog. 

The British Bulldog was set to be inducted

But we will now have to wait to see them inducted into the Hall of Fame. There is no official word yet on when the ceremony could take place. 

As for NXT TakeOver, it's reported by Wrestling Inc that WWE are making backup plans for the event and it's possible it could still take place in the week leading up to WrestleMania, just not in Tampa.

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