There no large hounds who make in the yard or unsatisfying endings in NXT. Since 2012, the developmental branch of WWE has bridged the gap between the creative freedom of independent wrestling and the sometimes intellectual groin kick of sports entertainment. This September, BOOM! Studios will launch a weekly event series chronicling pivotal moments in NXT’s history through the lens of comics.
Begining on September 5th with NXT TAKEOVER – THE BLUEPRINT #1, fans will travel back to 2012 and go behind the scenes as the legendary Dusty Rhodes begins to shape the world of NXT.
Each upcoming issue of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER will focus on different Superstars from different eras of NXT:
Week Two – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1: The Demon King, Finn Bálor, enters the NXT Universe and is confronted by Samoa Joe.
Week Three – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1: The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, begins her rise to the NXT Women’s Championship, and former Champion Paige returns to scout for potential allies.
Week Four – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – REDEMPTION #1: Johnny Gargano and Shayna Baszler make the move to NXT and immediately leave their mark.
The series creative team features current WWE Comics series writer Dennis Hopeless and artists Jake Elphick (WWE: WrestleMania 2018 Special), Kendall Goode (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) and Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow).
If you’re even a casual fan of WWE RAW or Smackdown, you definitely owe it to yourself to check out NXT on the WWE Network. If you catch the replays of NXT Takeover events from the past three years you’ll be treated to some of the best work from current superstars such as Bayley, Sasha Banks, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn and more while glimpsing future superstars like Johnny Gargano, EC3, Ricochet, Shayna Baszler, and arguably the best character in all of WWE right now the Velveteen Dream. Plus if you’ve ever wanted to see what Seth Rollins would look like in wrestling panties…well NXT was the place to be.
WWE: NXT TAKEOVER also features connecting variant covers by Marco D’Alfonso, along with main covers by Lucas Werneck (The Blueprint), Aaron Dana (Proving Ground), David Nakayama (Into The Fire) and Audrey Mok (Redemption).
Boom! Studios weekly NXT Takeover lands in comic book shops beginning September 5th.