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VIDEO: First look at WWE NXT's Capitol Wrestling Center

Ahead of NXT TakeOver 31 going on the air tonight, WWE shared a first look at its new Capitol Wrestling Center:

The Capitol Wrestling Center, which is named after the Capitol Wrestling Corporation that Jess McMahon founded in 1953, is the name for the newly remodeled television set at the WWE Performance Center. NXT is moving to the Capitol Wrestling Center starting with tonight's TakeOver event, though Paul "Triple H" Levesque told Sports Illustrated that NXT's relationship with Full Sail University remains strong and they're looking forward to returning to Full Sail soon.

“It’s a historic callback to where this all began,” Levesque said about the Capitol Wrestling Center. “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.”

There will be video walls with virtual fans at the Capitol Wrestling Center, along with a limited crowd of in-person attendees for tonight's TakeOver show. The audience has been tested for COVID-19 and there are plexiglass pods with fans that are in groups.

NXT TakeOver 31 will feature Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly for the NXT Championship, Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae for the NXT Women's Championship, Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship, Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream, and Santos Escobar vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.

Priest vs. Gargano will kick off tonight's show.