Fanboy Wrestletronic: NXT Takeover XXX & WWE SummerSlam 2020

Updated: Nov 21, 2020



It’s that oh so special time of the summer where WWE loads the charcoal, lights up the grill, and serves us a double helping of sweet sweet barbecued wrestling in the form of an NXT Takeover Brooklyn and WWE SummerSlam. Wait, what? We’re still in Quixotine™? NXT Takeover wasn’t supposed to be in Brooklyn anyway? Boston cancelled also? We’re entering the Thunder-what now?


So yes, as the world is still on fire, the essential business that is WWE is still putting on their major summer shows. Takeover (I believe) will still be out of the WWE Performance Center while SummerSlam (along with Friday’s edition of Smackdown as well as all future Raws and Smackdowns) will be out of Orlando’s Armway Center in the WWE THUNDERDOME.

With fans digitally inserted into the arena (as with the NBA) we’ll see how it goes. As long as Tina Turner is somewhere hiding in the background then literally everything will be worth it. Everything.


We’re getting Mel Gibson instead, aren’t we? Of course we are. Is it at least 80’s-era Mad Max/Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson? Maybe even What Women Want Mel Gibson? No, it’s definitely drunk racist Mel Gibson? This is why we can’t have nice things.

Also, the few of you who grace me with your eyes (your sweet delicious eyes) may have noticed that I did not write up a review of the previous show, WWE The Horrorshow at Extreme Rules. Well the Quixotine™ is taking longer than expected (long enough for me to decide that the trademark pending joke is done and have awarded us a full fake trademark!) and I just have more fun with previews and predictions. I’ll keep track of our guesses from the last show to open each new preview but otherwise - no more reviews. They’re boring and full of disappointment. And speaking of - how were we disappointed last time?


Previously on Fanboy Wrestletronic…


Standings going into both Impact Wrestling Slammiversary and WWE The Horrorshow at Extreme Rules: