|Established||June 26, 2007|
NXT Wrestling — formerly Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) — is a professional wrestling promotion based on the former independent Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion, which operated from 1961 until 1987. From 2008 onwards, the promotion serves as the official developmental territory for WWE.
Pay-Per-View (PPV) Events
Last Pay-Per-View Event
- NXT Takeover (May 29, 2014)
Next Pay-Per-View Event
The promotion, in its current form, was started by Steve Keirn in 2007 to be WWE's second developmental territory when they ended their relationship with the Georgia-based Deep South Wrestling in early 2007. It became their sole developmental territory in early 2008 when they ceased affiliation with Ohio Valley Wrestling
FCW's debut show was on June 26, 2007 at Tampa, Florida's Dallas Bull. A 21 man Battle Royal was held during the show, to crown the first ever FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion. The next year the Florida Heavyweight Championship was introduced, with Jake Hager becoming the first champion at a February 15 show after surviving a Battle Royal and defeating Ted DiBiase, Jr.. The Florida Tag Team Championship was also introduced in February, with the Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez) beating Steven Lewington and Heath Miller to win it in the finals of a one night tournament. The singles titles were later unified, keeping the "Florida Heavyweight" name and championship.
On July 7, 2008, WWE confirmed that FCW was based on the original independent Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion, which operated from 1961 until 1987.
On March 20, 2012, it was reported that WWE would cease operation at Florida Championship Wrestling, however this statement was later refuted after Steve Keirn as well as WWE Superstar and Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, Triple H, denied the claim.
In August 2012, WWE dropped the FCW name, deactivated the titles, and began running all of its developmental events and operations under the "NXT Wrestling" banner. WWE had been using the NXT name for a television program featuring rookies from FCW competing to become WWE Superstars, though the "reality television" aspects of the show had been dropped earlier in 2012; WWE NXT now serves as the primary television program for the NXT Wrestling promotion.
WWE NXT Championship
WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
WWE NXT Women's Championship
FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship
The Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship was the top professional wrestling title of Florida Championship Wrestling, a developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment. It has since been retired after being unified with the current top title in FCW, the Florida Heavyweight Championship.
||June 26, 2007
||112||Tampa, Florida||Live event||Won a 21-man battle royal to become the first champion.|
||October 16, 2007
||46||New Port Richey, FL||Live event||Declared winner when Smith could not make referee's ten count.|
||December 1, 2007
||17||New Port Richey, FL||Live event||This was a ladder match.|
||Ted DiBiase, Jr.||1
||December 18, 2007
||32||New Port Richey, FL||Live event|
||January 19, 2008
||63||New Port Richey, FL||Live event||Awarded title when partner Ted DiBiase, Jr. was unable to defend it due to injury.|
||March 22, 2008
||0||New Port Richey, FL||Live event||Unified with the Florida Heavyweight Championship.|
||March 22, 2008
||New Port Richey, FL||Live event||Retired immediately after being unified with Florida Heavyweight Championship.|
Queen of FCW
The Queen of FCW title was a professional wrestling women's title contested for in the divas division of Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). A crown is held by the title holder, rather than a championship beltthat is primarily used in professional wrestling.
FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship
The FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling heavyweight championship contested for in their heavyweight division of Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). It has since been retired in favor for the NXT Championship.
FCW Florida Tag Team Championship
FCW Divas Championship
FCW 15 Championship
The FCW 15 Championship was a professional wrestling championship contested in 15 minute ironman matches. A medal was held by the title holder, rather than a championship belt that is primarily used in professional wrestling. It has since been retired.
- FCWwrestling.info was the former URL, see 30 April 2013 archive. It was taken down by 9 May 2014.