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WWE Halftime Heat returning with NXT six-man tag match


Twenty years after Mankind won the WWF title from The Rock, Halftime Heat is making a return.

WWE has announced that a six-man tag match with wrestlers from NXT will air live on the WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter,, and the WWE app during halftime of next Sunday's (February 3) Super Bowl. It will be Velveteen Dream, Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano & Adam Cole.

The six-man tag was set up with a brawl that took place after NXT TakeOver: Phoenix. As Ciampa and Gargano were on the stage, Velveteen Dream interrupted them. It led to Cole, Black, and Ricochet getting involved and officials trying to break it up. The brawl spilled to the back and into Gorilla position, with Triple H making an appearance and attempting to settle things down.

It was noted that Shawn Michaels will be doing guest commentary for the match.

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are facing off in this year's Super Bowl. Maroon 5 are headlining the halftime show, with Travis Scott and Big Boi joining them.

The first Halftime Heat aired in 1999 and featured Mankind defeating The Rock in an empty arena match to win the WWF title.