|Headquarters||Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida|
While its primary purpose is to serve as a developmental division for WWE, NXT has come to be viewed by wrestling writers and fans as its own distinct entity—effectively serving as a third brand complementing Raw and SmackDown.
Originally holding its shows primarily in the Orlando, Florida, area, NXT expanded its reach as time has gone on, having embarked on national and international tours, being praised for its high quality of wrestling, and captivating storylines. 
- 1 History
- 2 Championships and accomplishments
- 3 Roster
- 4 Referees
- 5 Off-screen personnel
- 6 On-air personalities
- 7 Television show
- 8 NXT TakeOver specials
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
In June 2012, WWE ceased operating Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), its developmental promotion in Tampa, Florida, and began running all of its developmental events and operations at Full Sail University under the "WWE NXT" banner. WWE had been using the NXT name for a television program featuring rookies from FCW competing to become WWE main roster members, 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 promotion.
On February 27, 2014, NXT held its first live two hour special event called NXT Arrival, which was also the first live in-ring program broadcast on the WWE Network. Eventually, WWE scheduled more live two-hour special events, which have since become a regular fixture on WWE Network.
In 2015, NXT promoted its first live events outside of Florida, with an event that was held in March in Columbus, Ohio. In August of that year, NXT held their first TakeOver show outside of Full Sail with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and in December, held their first international TakeOver event with NXT TakeOver: London. By 2016, NXT was running approximately 200 shows per year between the U.S. and overseas.
In late February and March 2015, several former NXT trainees previously working within WWE developmental system alleged misconduct by head trainer Bill DeMott, with Judas Devlin and Brandon Traven publicizing complaints which they claimed they had submitted to WWE management about DeMott back in March 2013 when they were still employed with WWE. Meanwhile, other ex-trainees like Briley Pierce, Derrick Bateman, and independent wrestler Terra Calaway also made allegations in 2015, while previous allegations made in 2013 by Chad Baxter and Chase Donovan were also noted. They accused DeMott of making trainees perform dangerous drills, physically assaulting and bullying trainees, using homophobic and racial slurs amongst other derogatory terms, and condoning sexual harassment. WWE released statements regarding some of the claims that came to light in 2013 and 2015 saying that investigations were done and no wrongdoing was found. On March 6, 2015, DeMott denied the allegations but resigned from WWE "to avoid any embarrassment or damage" to the company.
Championships and accomplishments
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days held||Location||Notes|
|NXT Championship||Bobby Roode||1||January 28, 2017||118||San Antonio, Texas||Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at a NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.|
|NXT Women's Championship||Asuka||1||April 1, 2016||420||Dallas,||Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.|
|NXT Tag Team Championship||The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
|January 28, 2017||118||San Antonio, Texas||Defeated #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.|
|WWE United Kingdom Championship||Pete Dunne||1||May 20,
|1+||Chicago,||Defeated Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.|
|Championship||Latest winner(s)||Date won||Location||Notes||Previous winners|
|Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic||The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
|November 19, 2016||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller and Shane Thorne) in the tournament final to win.||Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Akam, Akam||Sunny Dhinsa[unreliable source]||NXT Tag Team Champion|
|Black, AleisterAleister Black||Thomas Budgen|
|Wolfe, AlexanderAlexander Wolfe||Axel Tischer|
|Andrade Almas, Andrade Almas||Manuel Andrade Oropeza|
|Angelo Dawkins, Angelo Dawkins||Gary Gordon|
|Roode, BobbyBobby Roode||Robert Roode Jr.||NXT Champion|
|Murphy, BuddyBuddy Murphy||Matthew Adams|
|Cezar Bononi[unreliable source]||Cezar Bononi|
|Dan Matha||Daniel Matha|
|McIntyre, DrewDrew McIntyre||Andrew Galloway IV|
|Eric Young, Eric Young||Jeremy Fritz|
|Gabriel Ealy||Gabriel Ealy|
|Itami, HideoHideo Itami||Kenta Kobayashi|
|Rama, JeetJeet Rama||Satender Ved Pal|
|Gargano, JohnnyJohnny Gargano||John Gargano|
|Ohno, KassiusKassius Ohno||Chris Spradlin|
|Dain, KillianKillian Dain||Damian Mackle|
|Kona Reeves||Noah Pang-Potjes|
|Lars Sullivan[unreliable source]||Dylan Miley|
|Ford, MontezMontez Ford||Kenneth Crawford|
|Miller, NickNick Miller||Michael Nicholls|
|No Way Jose, No Way Jose||Levis Valenzuela Jr.|
|Otis Dozovic||Nikola Bogojevic|
|Dunne, PetePete Dunne||Peter England||WWE United Kingdom Champion|
|Rezar, Rezar||Gzim Selmani[unreliable source]||NXT Tag Team Champion|
|Riddick Moss[unreliable source]||Michael Rallis|
|Roderick Strong, Roderick Strong||Christopher Lindsey|
|Fulton, SawyerSawyer Fulton||Jacob Southwick|
|Thorne, ShaneShane Thorne||Shane Veryzer||Inactive; knee injury|
|Steve Cutler||Thomas Maclin|
|Bing, TianTian Bing||Bin Wang|
|Tino Sabbatelli, Tino Sabbatelli[unreliable source]||Sabatino Piscitelli|
|Ciampa, TommasoTommaso Ciampa||Tommaso Whitney|
|Knight, TuckerTucker Knight[unreliable source]||Levi Cooper|
|Bate, TylerTyler Bate||Tyler Bate|
|Uriel Ealy||Uriel Ealy|
|Velveteen Dream, TheThe Velveteen Dream||Patrick Clark Jr.|
|Blake, WesleyWesley Blake||Cory Weston|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Aliyah, Aliyah||Nhooph Al-Areebi|
|Asuka, Asuka||Kanako Urai||NXT Women's Champion|
|Billie Kay, Billie Kay||Jessica McKay|
|Bianca Blair||Bianca Blair|
|Kamela, DanielleDanielle Kamela||Danielle Kamela|
|Moon, EmberEmber Moon||Adrienne Reese||Inactive; shoulder injury|
|Frankele, KimberlyKimberly Frankele||Kimberly Frankele|
|Evans, LaceyLacey Evans||Macey Estrella|
|Morgan, LivLiv Morgan||Gionna Daddio|
|Rose, MandyMandy Rose||Amanda Saccomanno|
|Cross, NikkiNikki Cross||Nicola Glencross|
|Peyton Royce, Peyton Royce||Cassie McIntosh|
|Riot, RubyRuby Riot||Dori Prange|
|Logan, SarahSarah Logan||Sarah Bridges|
|Deville, SonyaSonya Deville||Daria Berenato|
|Victoria Gonzalez, Victoria Gonzalez||Victoria Gonzalez|
Other on-air personnel
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Ellering, PaulPaul Ellering||Paul Ellering||Manager of The Authors of Pain
Hall of Famer
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Adrian Jaoude||Adrian Jaoude|
|Aiyegbusi, BabatundeBabatunde Aiyegbusi||Babatunde Aiyegbusi|
|Big Boa||Yanbo Wang|
|Williams, BrennanBrennan Williams||Brennan Williams|
|Matthews, BronsonBronson Matthews||Joshua Bredl||Inactive; hasn't appeared in over 30 days|
|Cheng Yuxiang||Cheng Yuxiang||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Dallas Harper||Dallas Harper|
|Gu Guangming||Gu Guangming||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Jerome Turner||Jerome Turner||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Kishan Raftar||Lovepreet Sangha|
|Leo Gao||Gao Lei||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Max Wessell[unreliable source]||Max Wessell||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Bronson, Mr.Mr. Bronson||Demitrius Bronson|
|Rocky||Yifeng Yuxiang||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Terrance Jean-Jacques||Terrance Jean-Jacques||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Xiaolong Wang||Wang Xiaolong||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Crowley, ChereeCheree Crowley||Cheree Crowley||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Demi Bennett||Demi Bennett||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Isabel Lahela||Isabel Lahela||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Jessika Heiser||Jessika Heiser||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Julia Ho||Julia Ho|
|Housako, KaoriKaori Housako||Kaori Housako||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|MaryKate, MaryKate||MaryKate Duignan Glidewell||Valet of Lana|
|Odate, MasamiMasami Odate||Masami Odate||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Nicole Zhao||Zhao Xia||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Steffanie Newell||Steffanie Newell||Has signed contract, yet to debut|
|Taynara Melo||Taynara Melo de Carvalho|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Sharma, DarrylDarryl Sharma||Darryl Sharma|
|Wuertz, DrakeDrake Wuertz||Drake Wuertz|
|Eddie Orengo||Eddie Orengo|
|Tom Castor||Thomas Castor|
|Ring name||Real name||Notes|
|Pearce, AdamAdam Pearce||Adam Pearce||Trainer
|Berkley Ottman||Berkley Ottman||Floor manager|
|Brian Duncan||Brian Duncan||Head athletic and medical trainer|
|Ceman, CanyonCanyon Ceman||Canyon Ceman||Vice-president of talent development|
|Kelley, CathyCathy Kelley||Catherine Kelley||Backstage correspondent
|Scobille, ChrisChris Scobille||Christopher Scobille||Assistant writer|
|Christy St. Cloud||Christina Olson||Backstage interviewer
Ring announcer for NXT live events
|David Bailey||David Bailey||General manager of the WWE Performance Center|
|Brisco, GeraldGerald Brisco||Floyd Brisco||Recruiter
WWE Hall of Famer
|Joe Belcastro||Joe Belcastro||Lead writer|
|Saint, JohnnyJohnny Saint||John Miller||Trainer|
|Kayla Braxton||Kayla Becker||Ring announcer for NXT live events
|Bloom, MattMatt Bloom||Matthew Bloom||Head trainer
|Keegan, MickeyMickey Keegan||Max Pelham||Assistant writer|
|Smiley, NormanNorman Smiley||Norman Smiley||Trainer
|Brookside, RobbieRobbie Brookside||Robert Brooks||Trainer|
|Ryan Katz, Ryan Katz||Ryan Katz||Associate producer
|Amato, SaraSara Amato||Sara Amato||Assistant head trainer
|Stock, SarahSarah Stock||Sarah Stock||Women's trainer[unreliable source]|
|Scotty 2 Hotty, Scotty 2 Hotty||Scott Garland||Trainer|
|Sean Hayes||Sean Hayes||Strength and conditioning coach|
|Petruzelli, SethSeth Petruzelli||Seth Petruzelli||Striking coach|
|Corino, SteveSteve Corino||Steven Corino||Trainer|
|Keirn, SteveSteve Keirn||Stephen Keirn||Trainer|
|Tara Halaby||Tara Halaby||Physical therapist
Athletic and medical trainer
|Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor||Paul Taylor lll||Trainer|
|H, TripleTriple H||Paul Levesque||WWE minority owner
WWE executive vice president (talent/live events/creative)
|Vic Joseph||Victor Travagliante||Ring announcer for NXT live events|
|Dusty Rhodes||June 20, 2012 – September 12, 2013||Interim General Manager|
|John "Bradshaw" Layfield||September 12, 2013 – July 31, 2014||General Manager|
|William Regal||July 31, 2014 – present||General Manager|
|Michael Cole^||November 25, 2015||Interim General Manager|
^ Michael Cole acted as Interim General Manager of NXT while William Regal recovered from neck surgery.
|Jim Ross^ and Byron Saxton||June 27, 2012– July 4, 2012|
|Byron Saxton, William Regal, and Jim Ross7||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^ 8||November 7, 2012– July 31, 2013|
|Tony Dawson, William Regal, Tom Phillips, and Alex Riley8||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, 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|
|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– November 30, 2016|
|Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Percy Watson||December 7, 2016– February 1, 2017|
|Tom Phillips, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson||February 8, 2017– present|
- ^ Jim Ross largely only called the main event.
- ^ The pairings of Dawson and Regal and Phillips and Maddox commentated on alternate shows. Riley replaced Maddox in August 2013 after Maddox became General Manager of Raw.
- ^ Tony Luftman and Tony Dawson were the same commentator. Scott Stanford serves as narrator.
|Caylee Turner, Summer Rae, and Chris Russo||June 20, 2012 – October 17, 2012|
|Howard Finkel||Main event, July 29, 2012 (aired on August 29, 2012)|
|Summer Rae and Byron Saxton||October 24, 2012 – February 14, 2013|
|Byron Saxton, Kendall Skye, Alexa Bliss, 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 and Greg Hamilton||May 6, 2015 – July 15, 2015|
|Greg Hamilton and Dasha Fuentes||July 22, 2015 – August 24, 2016|
|Mike Rome, Andrea D'Marco, Dasha Fuentes, and Charly Caruso||August 31, 2016 – April 25, 2017|
|Mike Rome, Dasha Fuentes, and Charly Caruso||April 25, 2017 – present|
The WWE Network broadcasts NXT's eponymous television program in the United States. The show features wrestlers from NXT and WWE. From 2010 to 2012, WWE aired previous version of NXT which consisted of pairing "Rookies" with WWE main-roster members (known as "Pros"), with the pairs competing in challenges until one sole winner remained. The winners of the shows were - Wade Barrett (Season 1), Kaval (Season 2), Kaitlyn (Season 3) and Johnny Curtis (Season 4). After NXT Redemption (Season 5), the current developmental program replaced the previous show.
NXT, in its original format, was taped in large venues before the SmackDown tapings 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. Tickets are available free for Full Sail students; general admission for non-students costs $10.
NXT began airing on the WWE Network on February 27, 2014 with a live event called NXT Arrival. Regular episodes are one-hour and are pre-taped. Live two-hour episodes are produced periodically as part of the NXT TakeOver series.
NXT TakeOver specials
|NXT Arrival||Feb 27, 2014||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville in a Ladder match for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver||May 29, 2014||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Adrian Neville (c) vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way||Sep 11, 2014||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: R Evolution||Dec 11, 2014||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Rival||Feb 11, 2015||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable||May 20, 2015||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn||Aug 22, 2015||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, New York||Finn Bálor (c) vs. Kevin Owens in a Ladder match for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Respect||Oct 7, 2015||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the NXT Women's Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: London||Dec 16, 2015||SSE Arena||Wembley, London
|Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Dallas||Apr 1, 2016||Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center||Dallas, Texas||Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: The End||Jun 8, 2016||Full Sail University||Winter Park, Florida||Samoa Joe (c) vs. Finn Bálor in a steel cage match for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II||Aug 20, 2016||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, New York||Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Toronto||Nov 19, 2016||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, Ontario
|Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: San Antonio||Jan 28, 2017||Freeman Coliseum||San Antonio, Texas||Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Orlando||Apr 1, 2017||Amway Center||Orlando, Florida||Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship|
|NXT TakeOver: Chicago||May 20, 2017||Allstate Arena||Rosemont, Illinois||The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) (c) vs. #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) in a Ladder match for the NXT Tag Team Championship|
Scheduled upcoming events
|NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III||Aug 19, 2017||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, New York|
|NXT TakeOver: Houston||Nov 28, 2017||Toyota Center||Houston, Texas|
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