WWE's NXT brand is coming to Phoenix for the 1st time

Posted at 10:59 AM, Apr 04, 2017

WWE has made plenty of stops in Phoenix throughout the years, including the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February.

But for the first time ever, WWE's developmental brand known as NXT is set to come to the Valley.

NXT will hold a live event at Comerica Theatre, located at 400 W Washington St. in Phoenix, on Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased here. 

NXT was founded in 2012 by wrestler and WWE executive vice president of talent Paul Levesque, known in the wrestling world as Triple H. The promotion is based in Orlando, Florida.

Pro wrestling veteran Bobby Roode is currently the NXT champion. He defeated challenger Shinsuke Nakamura at last month's NXT Takeover event in Orlando to retain his title.

A pair of local athletes are part of the NXT roster. Former Arizona State Sun Devils wrestling star Tucker Knight (real name Levi Cooper) is one half of a tag team called Heavy Machinery, and former Cardinals cheerleader and Suns dancer Danielle Kamela is part of NXT's women's division.