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June 9, 2016

Rumor Mill - Backstage News on the Upcoming WWE Brand Split and Its Impact on NXT, Talk of Extending the Length of WWE PPV Events and More

According to F4WOnline.com, WWE has informed Sky Italia to start reserving extra time for PPV events as the duration of the shows will vary. This implies all future WWE PPV events, not just WrestleMania, might start running past 11pm. Prior to the existence of the WWE Network, when WWE was running PPV events via actual PPV providers, they weren’t allowed any PPV overruns. With WWE basically being able to do whatever it wants with the WWE Network, overruns, as he have seen in the past with Steve Austin podcasts, are entirely possible.

As we noted yesterday, Triple H indicated in this week’s NXT Takeover media call that he’s not sure how the upcoming WWE Draft and Brand Extension will change WWE NXT and its roster. He added that whatever happens, even if a bunch of talent from NXT gets called up to the main roster for the brand split, he has 80 to 90 talents at the WWE Performance Center ready to make the jump to NXT.

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, people involved have been told that “NXT is being raided for the Draft big time”, and more details are expected to be revealed soon.

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