WWE Halftime Heat is back! For the first time in 20 years — and streaming live for the first time ever across all WWE digital platforms — WWE Halftime Heat will take place during halftime of tonight’s Big Game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.
As revealed on the Royal Rumble Kickoff, the unprecedented event will feature a Six-Man Tag Team Match pitting Aleister Black, Ricochet & Velveteen Dream against NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, newly crowned NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano & Adam Cole.
When it all goes down, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be on hand to call the action as part of the announce team.
WWE Halftime Heat will be available to watch on the award-winning WWE Network, as well as on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
To help get ready for the huge six-Superstar melee, a marathon of some of NXT’s most epic matches of all time — featuring everyone from Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks to Asuka and The Undisputed ERA — will stream on WWE.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter today starting at 2 p.m. ET.
The event coincides with the 20-year anniversary of WWE’s inaugural Halftime Heat, which aired on Jan. 31, 1999. That night famously saw Mankind defeat The Rock to win his second WWE Championship in an Empty Arena Match that aired during halftime of that year’s game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons.
Coming off the explosive aftermath of NXT TakeOver: Phoenix — in which Ciampa, Gargano, Cole, Black, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream brawled throughout the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix — the return of WWE Halftime Heat is guaranteed to be a can’t-miss event.