WWE To Unveil "Capitol Wrestling Center" At NXT TakeOver: 31

Paying homage to the company's roots...

Tonight's NXT TakeOver 31 will take place at a completely-redesigned Performance Center, which will pay tribute to the organisation's roots.

The remodelled setup is being dubbed the Capitol Wrestling Center, as a nod to WWE's original handle of the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which was founded in 1953.

"It's a historic callback to where this all began," said Paul Levesque. "We gutted the Performance Center and it's now rebuilt, so it feels like we're going back to the beginning. To me, it feels like we're going back to 1953. Just like then, we're doing something different and new, taking the business to a whole new level.

"The Capitol Wrestling Center captures the feel and the vibe of NXT. We will have all the bells and whistles of the ThunderDome, but we'll keep that NXT feel. It's edgier, darker and raw - you're walking into the ultimate heavy metal soundstage."

Fans will also be admitted into the Center. The attendance will be around 100 people, "...some of which will be talent, others will be friends and family and some will be fans," according to Levesque.

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