|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
"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The show originally made its debut on Syfy in February 2010, replacing ECW.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.
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.
NXT was taped in large venues before the WWE Smackdown tapings and used the universal WWE HD set from 2010–2012. 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.
|Championships||Current champion(s)||Date won||Days Held||Notes|
|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|
|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||
|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.
|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||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.
|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.
|WWE NXT Results|
|2013 List of NXT House shows results|
|2014 List of NXT House shows results|
|Current World Wrestling Entertainment programming|
|Raw • Main Event • SmackDown • Superstars • Total Divas|
|A.M. Raw • After Burn • NXT • Bottom Line • The WWE Experience|
|MSG Classics • The Vintage • Classics On Demand|
|Hall of Fame • Tribute to the Troops|
|List of pay-per-view events • Free for All • WWE Kickoff Show|
|Countdown • WrestleMania Rewind • The Monday Night War • This Week in WWE • WWE Beyond The Ring • WWE Video Vault • WWE Rivalries • WWE Specials • WWE Legends' House • WWE Legends of Wrestling|