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WWE in Phoenix: Presale code for NXT Takeover, Raw, Smackdown Live

Posted: 12:55 PM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 20:00:45Z

Tickets for three of WWE's events during its four-day stay in the Valley will go on sale Friday, with a presale beginning 48 hours earlier.

Tickets for NXT Takeover, Raw and Smackdown Live -- all of which will take place at Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns -- will go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. Arizona time. Ticket packages for all three events are available.

A ticket presale will begin at 10 a.m. Arizona time Wednesday. The presale code is WWEDTL. 

Go here to purchase tickets when they become available.  Fans with tickets can ride the Phoenix light rail to each event for free.

NXT Takeover will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26. Raw will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, and Smackdown Live will take place Tuesday, Jan. 29. In between those events, the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view will be held at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, on Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets for that event are on sale now.

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NXT is WWE's developmental brand, and it has a passionate following among more hardcore wrestling fans.

"Takeover is fun. It’s a lot of the up-and-coming stars that you’ll see on WWE TV later, but it’s really cool because they get a really intense focus," said Valley resident Daniel Bryan, a former NXT star who went on to become a three-time WWE champion.

"A lot of times it’s more wrestling-based than our WWE, which is more entertainment-based and more towards the casual fan. But if you like really hard-style wrestling where they get stuck in, NXT is usually a fantastic show."

Bryan said current NXT stars like Johnny Gargano, NXT North American champion Ricochet and United Kingdom champion Pete Dunne are among his favorites, along with former NXT women's champion Shayna Baszler.

"I really like Johnny Gargano. In fact, I have been trying to steal him from NXT to be brought up to Smackdown for a long time," he said. "I love Roderick Strong because I’ve known him for years. I think Shayna Baszler is awesome. She does so much cool, catch-wrestling stuff within pro wrestling."