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WWE NXT (Season 1)

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The first season of NXT began airing on Syfy on February 23, 2010 and ended on June 1, 2010. The majority of the season 1 cast was revealed on the series finale of ECW. However before the season's premiere aired, Skip Sheffield's Pro was changed with William Regal replacing the announced Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP).

Near the end of the season, several changes were made to the original plan of the format. The season was originally planned to be 17 weeks long, but ended up cut down to 15 episodes. In the first elimination episode on May 11, both Michael Tarver and Daniel Bryan were eliminated by WWE Management and removed from that night's Pros' Poll after both made comments about wanting to be voted off. The show ended with three eliminations, with Sheffield ranked last in the Poll. Carlito was released on May 20 for refusing rehab after violating WWE's Wellness Program. Subsequent Pros' Polls were held without him for the rest of the season.

The winner of the season was Wade Barrett. Six days after the end of the first season, the Rookies interfered in the Raw main event match between John Cena and CM Punk, attacking both competitors as well as the announcing team before dismantling the ring area and surrounding equipment. During the segment, Bryan strangled ring announcer Justin Roberts with the announcer's own tie, which WWE reportedly felt was too violent for their TV-PG programming. As a consequence, WWE announced via their official website four days later that Bryan had been (legitimately) released from his contract. The following episode of Raw, the storyline continued with general manager Bret Hart (kayfabe) firing Barrett, revoking his contract and guaranteed title match, as a consequence to the previous week's incident. A week later, WWE chairman Vince McMahon fired Hart and changed the decision, hiring all seven rookies and reinstating Barrett's title shot. During an in-ring promo later that night, the rookies announced that they had formed an alliance called the Nexus.

Rookie (Pro) (Status)


Season 1 winner - Wade Barrett

NXT Placings

NXT Standings

Rookie Pro Wins Losses Status
Wade Barrett Chris Jericho 8 5 Winner
David Otunga R-Truth 6 5 Eliminated (Week 15)
Justin Gabriel Matt Hardy 7 4 Eliminated (Week 15)
Heath Slater Christian 5 6 Eliminated (Week 14)
Darren Young CM Punk 7 4 Eliminated (Week 13)
Skip Sheffield William Regal 2 5 Eliminated (Week 12)
Daniel Bryan The Miz 0 10 Eliminated (Week 12)
Michael Tarver Carlito 1 7 Eliminated (Week 12)

Poll results

     - Winner of competition
     – Safe in competition
     – Eliminated from competition by Pros' Poll
     - Eliminated from competition by WWE management
     – Won immunity prior to that particular poll and is ineligible to be eliminated

Rookie Week 6
(March 30)
Week 12
(May 11)
Week 13
(May 18)
Week 14
(May 25)
Week 15
(June 1)
Round 1
Week 15
(June 1)
Round 2
Wade Barrett 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
David Otunga 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Justin Gabriel 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd Eliminated
Heath Slater 4th 4th 3rd 4th Eliminated Eliminated
Darren Young 8th 5th 5th Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
Skip Sheffield 6th 6th Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
Daniel Bryan 1st Eliminated by management Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
Michael Tarver 7th Eliminated by management Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
Eliminated N/A Tarver, Bryan, & Sheffield Young Slater Gabriel Otunga

NXT Challenges

  • Keg Carrying Challenge - winner gets main event match on NXT
  • Winner - Heath Slater
  • Talk the Talk Challenge - winner gets a personal entrance theme song
  • Winner - Wade Barrett
  • Rock'em Sock'em Rookies Challenge - winner gets an exclusive feature on
  • Winner - Skip Sheffield
  • Seal the Deal Challenge - winner gets to face a WWE Pro of his choosing
  • Winner - David Otunga
  • Obstacle Course Challenge - winner gets an Immunity Pass and can't be eliminated next week
  • Winner - Justin Gabriel
NXT Seasons
NXT season 1NXT season 2NXT season 3NXT season 4NXT season 5NXT season 6

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
Byron SaxtonConor O'BrianDarren YoungJacob NovakLucky CannonTitus O'NeilDerrick Bateman

WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results


2011 List of WWE NXT results
2012 List of WWE NXT results
2013 List of WWE NXT results
2014 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/4Takeover II9/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/4Takeover III12/1812/25
2015 List of WWE NXT results
1/141/211/282/4Takeover IV2/182/253/43/113/183/254/14/84/154/224/295/65/13Takeover V5/276/36/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19Takeover VI8/269/29/99/169/239/30Takeover VII10/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/212/9Takeover VIII12/2312/30
2016 List of WWE NXT results

1/61/131/201/272/32/102/172/243/23/93/163/233/30Takeover IX4/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/1TakeOver: The End6/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17Back to Brooklyn8/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/16TakeOver: Toronto11/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

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