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WWE NXT
NXT Logo 2 2
Promotion WWE
Airtime Approximately 60 minutes
Channel Syfy (February 23, 2010 – September 28, 2010)
Webcast (October 5, 2010 – February 27, 2014)}
The Bright House Network(July 11, 2012 –)
WWE Network(February 27, 2014 - Present)
Opening theme "Wild and Young" by American Bang
(Seasons 1–2, 4–5)
"You Make The Rain Fall" by Kevin Rudolf
"Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria
(Season 6)
"Roar of the Crowd" by CFO$
(February 27, 2014 - Present)
No. of episodes 219 (as of April 30, 2014)
Original run February 23, 2010 – Present

WWE NXT is a professional wrestling television program produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which debuted on February 23, 2010. 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.

The show originally made its debut on Syfy in February 2010, replacing ECW.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.  Since February 27, 2014, WWE NXT has been streaming over the WWE Network every Thursday night at 9:00 ET/ 8:00 CT.

On-air personalities

Champions

WWE NXT
ChampionshipsCurrent champion(s)Date wonDays HeldNotes
NXT Championship Adrian Neville February 27, 2014 176+ Defeated Bo Dallas at NXT Arrival
NXT Tag Team Championship The Ascension September 12, 2013 344+ Defeated Adrian Neville and Corey Graves
NXT Women's Championship Charlotte May 29, 2014 85+ Defeated Natalya in tournament finals at NXT Takeover

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

General Manager/Commissioner

John Bradshaw Layfield September 12, 2013 - Present General Manager/Commissioner

(*) 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
Michael Cole and Josh Mathews February 23, 2010–September 14, 2010
September 28, 2010–November 30, 2010
January 18, 2012
Michael Cole, Josh Mathews and CM Punk September 21, 2010
Todd Grisham and Josh Mathews December 7, 2010–March 1, 2011
Todd Grisham and William Regal March 8, 2011–April 12, 2011
April 26, 2011
May 17, 2011–May 24, 2011
June 7, 2011–August 23, 2011
Josh Mathews and William Regal April 19, 2011, November 16, 2011
January 25, 2012 – May 17, 2012
Todd Grisham and Matt Striker** May 3, 2011, May 10, 2011
Todd Grisham and Michael Cole*** May 31, 2011
Jack Korpela and Michael Cole*** September 13, 2011
Jack Korpela and William Regal September 6, 2011–November 2, 2011
Josh Mathews and Matt Striker**** November 9, 2011–December 28, 2011
Matt Striker and William Regal***** November 23, 2011
January 4, 2012–January 11, 2012
Matt Striker and Guest Commentators****** April 25, 2012
Jim Ross, William Regal and

 Byron Saxton

May 17, 2012-October 17, 2012
Tony Dawson, Tom Phillips and Jim Ross October 24, 2012 – present

(*) – Friday Night SmackDown play-by-play commentator and former NXT color commentator, Josh Mathews, was substituting for an absent Todd Grisham. This repeated on the November 16, 2011 edition of NXT, but this time, he was substituting for an absent Jack Korpela, who would later be released from his WWE contract.

(**) – Matt Striker became the alternate color commentator on NXT beginning May 3, 2011 due to Regal's increased in-ring schedule (Regal would continue as commentator when he wasn't wrestling). This ended on the May 17, 2011 edition of NXT when Regal would return to the announce table as normal.

(***) – Michael Cole served as special guest color commentator on NXT for the May 31, 2011 broadcast substituting for an absent William Regal. Cole would also substitute for Regal again on commentary on the September 13, 2011 broadcast due to Regal and Striker competing in a match that night.

(****) – Matt Striker and Josh Mathews were guest commentators on NXT for the November 9, 2011 broadcast substituting for the absent William Regal and Jack Korpela. Striker and Mathews returned to commentary the following 2 weeks because Jack Korpela's contract with the WWE had expired and he opted not to renew.

(*****) – Matt Striker and William Regal commentated the November 23, 2011 edition of NXT, due to Mathews being absent.

(******) - Josh Matthews was unavailable to call the April 24, 2012 edition of NXT Redemption after Brock Lesnar attacked him in a backstage segment on Raw

Ring announcers

Ring announcer Dates
Savannah February 23, 2010–June 1, 2010
Jamie Keyes June 8, 2010–August 24, 2010
Justin Roberts December 7, 2010
March 8, 2011
September 13, 2011
Tony Chimel* August 31, 2010–November 30, 2010
December 14, 2010–March 1, 2011
March 15, 2011 – November 30, 2011
December 28, 2011 – January 11, 2012
January 26, 2012-June 13, 2012
Eden Stiles July 12, 2011
November 9, 2011
December 7, 2011 - December 21, 2011
Lilian Garcia January 18, 2012
Caylee Turner, Summer Rae, Chris Russo June 20, 2012-August 22, 2012
Howard Finkel Main Event, July 29, 2012 (aired August 29,2012)
Chris Russo August 29, 2012–October 10, 2012
Summer Rae October 17, 2012–January 10, 2013
Byron Saxton* October 31, 2012–present
Matt Striker October 31, 2012–present

(*) If Chimel was absent from the NXT/Smackdown tapings, he would have been substituted as ring announcer by RAW's Justin Roberts or WWE Superstars' Eden Stiles, who would also serve as Smackdown's ring announcer for that week's episode. Effective December 8, 2011, Chimel has been replaced by Lilian Garcia on SmackDown and Eden Stiles has picked up Chimel's NXT announcing duties until December 13, 2011. On December 21, prior to NXT to be uploaded on WWE.com, Stiles would announce that she asked for her release from WWE a day after her final Superstars and NXT appearances have been recorded.

See also

External links

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Commentators & Interviewers
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Ring announcers
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Referees
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The Ascension
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Charlotte
NXT Seasons
Season 1
Daniel BryanDarren YoungDavid OtungaHeath SlaterJustin GabrielMichael TarverSkip SheffieldWade Barrett
Season 2
Alex RileyEli CottonwoodHusky HarrisKavalLucky CannonMichael McGillicuttyPercy WatsonTitus O'Neil
Season 3
AJ LeeAksanaJamie KeyesKaitlynMaxineNaomi Night
Season 4
Brodus ClayByron SaxtonConor O'BrianDerrick BatemanJacob NovakJohnny Curtis
Redemption
Byron SaxtonConor O'BrianDarren YoungJacob NovakLucky CannonTitus O'NeilDerrick Bateman


WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results

2/233/23/93/163/233/304/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/86/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/178/248/319/79/149/2110/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

2011 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/168/168/169/69/139/209/2710/410/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2012 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/222/293/73/143/213/284/44/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/136/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/158/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2013 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2014 List of WWE NXT results

1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19NXT Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22NXT Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/412/1112/1812/25

WWE NXT Results
2013 List of NXT House shows results

4/197/187/19

2014 List of NXT House shows results

3/295/166/66/76/276/28

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