As revealed on the Royal Rumble Kickoff, for the first time in 20 years, WWE Halftime Heat will take place during halftime of next Sunday’s SuperBowl big game and will stream live across all WWE digital platforms around 1 AM GMT.
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.
BREAKING: Per @ShawnMichaels, @WWEAleister @VelveteenWWE & @KingRicochet will team up to take on @JohnnyGargano @ProjectCiampa & @AdamColePro NEXT SUNDAY LIVE on a special #HalftimeHeat! pic.twitter.com/mnKYB3g93U
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 27, 2019
The match will be available to watch on WWE Network, as well as on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. To help get ready for the 6-Superstar melee, a marathon of some of NXT’s most epic matches of all time will stream on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter starting at 2 PM ET (7 PM GMT) on Sunday, February 3.
The event coincides with the 20-year anniversary of WWE’s inaugural Halftime Heat, which aired on January 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.