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WWE NXT Heatwave 2024: Internal Reaction and Key Takeaways

One big thing: WWE insiders thrilled with NXT Heatwave performances

Internal sources express “immense satisfaction” with the reception and performances at WWE NXT Heatwave 2024, held on July 7th at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

Why it matters

The positive reaction to Heatwave is crucial as NXT transitions to the CW network, setting a high bar for future events and potentially influencing the brand’s direction.

Key takeaways

• Ethan Page crowned new NXT Champion in main event
• Event’s card evolved significantly from original plans
• Joe Hendry teased for July 9th NXT appearance

By the numbers

• 1 new champion crowned
• Months of planning led to revised card
• 1 surprise appearance teased

What they’re saying

Sources told Fightful Select’s Sean Ross Sapp that maintaining this momentum is “crucial for the company” as NXT enters its CW era.

Behind the scenes

The main event, featuring Ethan Page’s championship victory, was reportedly a callback to a classic Shawn Michaels match, adding depth to the storytelling.

The big picture

NXT Heatwave 2024 is being hailed as one of the best shows produced under Shawn Michaels’ leadership, setting a high standard for future NXT Premium Live Events.

Did NXT Heatwave 2024 live up to your expectations? Share your thoughts on the event’s highlights in the comments below.

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