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WWE NXT is a professional wrestling television program for developmental talent produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which debuted on February 23, 2010. The original format was described as a hybrid between reality television and WWE's scripted live event shows, the premise of the show follows select talent contracted to WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in a competition to become WWE's next breakout star with the help of mentors from WWE's Raw and SmackDown brands. In its current form it is no different than any of the WWE's other scripted live event shows other than it primarily features developmental talent.

The show originally made its debut on Syfy in February 2010, replacing ECW. Less than a month after its premiere, it was announced that WWE SmackDown would move from MyNetworkTV to Syfy in October. NXT aired its final episode on Syfy on September 28 to make way for SmackDown, and began airing as a webcast at WWE.com for visitors from the United States on October 5. Outside of the United States, the show is still televised.

History

Main article: History of WWE NXT

On February 2, 2010, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced that ECW would be going off the air and would be replaced with a new weekly program in its slot that McMahon called "the next evolution of WWE; the next evolution of television history." It was later announced that ECW would air its final episode on February 16, 2010, and on the February 9, 2010 episode of ECW, the successor show's name was announced as WWE NXT.

NXT began as a reality competition. From 2010–2012, the show consisted of pairing "Rookies" with WWE Superstars (known as "Pros"), with the pairs competing in challenges until there was one sole winner. The winners of the show were Wade Barrett (Season 1), Kaval (Season 2), Kaitlyn (Season 3) and Johnny Curtis (Season 4). Before season five ended, WWE revamped the show to make it a sports entertainment show, moved the tapings permanently to Florida, and changed the show's roster to feature more developmental wrestlers.

Production

NXT was taped in large venues before the WWE Smackdown tapings and used the universal WWE HD set from 20102012. When WWE revamped the show, they moved the tapings to Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, with the venue known as Full Sail Live. WWE started taping NXT in Florida on May 17, 2012. NXT aired on Syfy from 2010-2011. In 2011, when SmackDown moved to Syfy, NXT moved to WWE.COM, and after Season 5, NXT stopped broadcasting in the US until September 2012 when WWE reached a deal with Hulu Plus, on which new episodes of NXT began airing September 26, 2012. From February 27, 2014, to January 7, WWE NXT streamed over the WWE Network every Thursday night at 9:00 ET/ 8:00 CT. On January 14, 2015, WWE NXT was moved to Wednesday nights at 8:00 ET/ 7:00 CT.

Current Championships

WWE NXT Championship

The WWE NXT Championship is a professional wrestling heavyweight championship owned by the developmental territory of WWE, NXT Wrestling; it is contested for in their heavyweight division.

WWE NXT Tag Team Championship

The NXT Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned by the developmental territory of WWE, NXT Wrestling; it is contested for in their tag team division.

WWE NXT Women's Championship

The NXT Women's Championship is a professional wrestling women's championship owned by the developmental territory of WWE, NXT Wrestling; it is contested for in their women's division.

On-air personalities

Champions

WWE NXT
ChampionshipsCurrent champion(s)Date wonDays HeldNotes
NXT Championship Samoa Joe April 21, 2016 8+ Defeated Finn Bálor at a live event
NXT Tag Team Championship American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan April 1, 2016 28+ Defeated The Revival at NXT Takeover: Dallas
NXT Women's Championship Asuka April 1, 2016 28+ Defeated Bayley at NXT Takeover: Dallas

Authority Figures

Authority Figure Dates Role
Matt Striker February 23, 2010– May 17, 2012 Host
Ashley Valence June 22, 2010– August 31, 2010 Co-Host
Maryse* March 8, 2011– October 28, 2011 Co-Host
William Regal February 27, 2012– May 17, 2012 Match Coordinator
Dusty Rhodes May 17, 2012- September 12, 2013

Commissioner

John Bradshaw Layfield September 12, 2013 - August 28, 2014 Interim Commissioner
William Regal August 28, 2014 – Present General Manager
Michael Cole November 25, 2015 General Manager

(*) On August 24, Maryse underwent surgery for an abdominal hernia and was on medical leave from WWE, therefore Maryse's role as co-host ended. She would later be released from WWE on October 28, 2011 and would not return to NXT. As of November 2011, there is no official co-host.

Commentators

Commentators Dates
Jim Ross and Byron Saxton June 27, 2012 - July 4, 2012
Byron Saxton, William Regal and Jim Ross July 11, 2012 - October 17, 2012
Jim Ross and William Regal June 20, 2012
October 24, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Tony Luftman and William Regal October 24, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Tony Dawson, William Regal, Tom Phillips and Brad Maddox November 7, 2012 - July 31, 2013
Tony Dawson, William Regal, Tom Phillips and Alex Riley August 7, 2013 - September 20, 2013
Tom Phillips, William Regal, Byron Saxton, Alex Riley, Jason Albert and Renee Young September 20, 2013 - April 3, 2014
Tom Phillips, William Regal, Byron Saxton, Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert and Renee Young April 10, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Renee Young, Rich Brennan, Alex Riley and Jason Albert July 31, 2014 – September 11, 2014
Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert and Renee Young September 18, 2014 – December 11, 2014
Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert, Renee Young and Corey Graves December 11, 2014 - January 21, 2015
Renee Young and Corey Graves December 25, 2014
Rich Brennan, Tom Phillips, Alex Riley, Corey Graves and Jason Albert January 28, 2015 - March 4, 2015
Rich Brennan, Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Jason Albert March 11, 2015 - March 18, 2015
Rich Brennan and Corey Graves March 25, 2015 - April 22, 2015
August 26, 2015 - September 9, 2015
December 30, 2015 - January 6, 2016
Rich Brennan, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton April 29, 2015 - August 22, 2015
September 16, 2015 - December 23, 2015
Tom Phillips and Corey Graves January 13, 2016 - Present
Notes
  1. ^ Jim Ross only called the main event.
  2. ^ The pairings of Dawson and Regal and Phillips and Maddox commentate on alternate shows. Riley replaced Maddox in August 2013 after Maddox became General Manager of Monday Night Raw. Scott Stanford serves as narrator.

Ring announcers

Ring announcer Dates
Caylee Turner, Summer Rae and Chris Russo June 20, 2012 - October 17, 2012
Howard Finkel Main Event, July 29, 2012 (aired August 29, 2012)
Summer Rae and Byron Saxton October 24, 2012 - February 14, 2013
Byron Saxton, Eden Stiles, Alexa Bliss, Kendall Skye and Veronica Lane February 21, 2013 – September 19, 2013
Eden Stiles and JoJo September 26, 2013 – October 10, 2014
Byron Saxton and JoJo October 16, 2014 – November 6, 2014
JoJo November 13, 2014 – April 29, 2015
JoJo, Greg Hamilton and Dasha Fuentes May 6, 2015 – present

See also

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WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results

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2011 List of WWE NXT results
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2012 List of WWE NXT results
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2013 List of WWE NXT results
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2014 List of WWE NXT results
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2015 List of WWE NXT results
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2016 List of WWE NXT results

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2015 List of NXT House shows results

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2016 List of NXT House shows results

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