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Why WWE Might Run NXT Live Events During WrestleMania 31 Week, Bruno Documentary News

– The long-talked about Bruno Sammartino documentary may debut on Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh on the local CBS affiliate, since Bruno’s mother was such a big part of his story. This documentary was done independently, not by WWE. There is still nothing solid in regards to national or worldwide distribution for the film.

– There has been talk of WWE running some NXT live events in the San Jose area during WrestleMania 31 week in 2015 as a way to counter some of the independent wrestling shows that will be booked outside of Santa Clara county.

As noted, WWE has made a strong attempt at locking up venues with the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, making it hard for indie groups to book buildings. Dragon Gate USA and Evolve were able to get venues for next year but one group that regularly runs WrestleMania week noted that the closest they’ve been able to get is an hour away.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Matt Robinson

    ^^^Don’t think if they weren’t able to stand on their own that WWE would be scrambling to book venues in the area so that independents can’t use them. On the other hand, what would i rather go to, a pedestrian NXT live event or WrestleCon? Sorry, NXT.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Ah, yes, that old tried and true method to prove that your company is able to stand on it’s own: Book your events to be dependent on a crowd attracted by a much larger company.